Update from Deepak Baruah: Winning a Peace Award and founding a school
Deepak Baruah studied for an MA in Public Administration in 2015. In 2016 he won an international prize for volunteering in India. You can read about this in our previous blog.
Deepak has been in touch to update us on what he’s been up to since we last told his story….
In 2019, Deepak received the Global Peace Leadership Award from the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), for founding a WCPA chapter in Guwahati and for spearheading projects for WCPA Global Schools, Model World Parliaments, and World Parliament University in northeast India. Deepak travelled to Virginia in the USA to receive his award.
In 2020, Deepak founded the Model UN School in his hometown of Assam in India. The aims of the school are:
To create a platform for global citizenship, shared leadership and empowered change stemming from cities around the world. We are Creating a platform where young global citizens can come together through education to one day, be able to influence or make change in the world around them.
Here, Deepak describes the activities of the school in his own words:
The Model United Nations School organized an outreach program for the school children in Assam, on 19 February 2021 on NASA’s Perseverance Rover landing on Mars, in collaboration with the NASA affiliate (NASA Solar System Ambassador) Rashna Nath from the USA.
During the COVID – 19 pandemic, the Model United Nations School has convened panels of more than 100 scientists, research scholars and experts from around the world, from various fields/subjects to educate the underprivileged and poor children from around the world, using the latest technology, through google meet, zoom and skype.
The Program manage to get a huge local and national media attention and the Program was very successful.
Next, Deepak aims to run as a prospective candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations.