Message from the Ministry
FROM THE MINISTER’S OFFICE
You’ve been to SCs, GAs, ODCs, and all of those bodies that this Muggle organization going by the name ‘United Nations’ is comprised of. You have dealt with multiple crisis situations, and you have resolved the same. But never have you realized who the real “players” (to use the Muggle phrase), are. It would be an understatement if I were to say that every aspect of the Muggle World, as you see it, is regulated by the Ministry of Magic. We change their lives to suit our needs. A little tweak here, a minor twist there, and voila, we can change the world.
But then a time comes when the magical world itself, is enshrouded by an all-encompassing veil of darkness, when forces, both external, and internal, join hands in an attempt to destabilize the balance we so heavily depend on. A time comes, delegates, when the Ministry is rendered helpless against the systematic onslaught of these forces, and we fail to fulfill our objectives. I shall not go into specifics, for this address will probably be read by Muggles too. But let me declare that in times like these, we at the Ministry expect co-operation from the magical population as a whole. I am confident, that if we were to discard old rivalries, and work together, we can quell this menace with and emerge victorious. If you continue to bicker, I am afraid that oblivion seems to be the only destination.
Let me now familiarize you with the three individuals who will lead your efforts to battle this crisis in committee. Owing to the seriousness of the situation, two Minsters for Magic have been elected, Aditya Bhattacharya and Milind Sonpal. Kanishk Gomes, who has been elected Deputy Minister for Magic, will assist them in coordinating your efforts. For fear of leakage of sensitive information, only the descriptions of their fake Muggle identities will be provided.
Aditya is an eleventh grader who is a little too obsessed with Harry Potter, Discovery Science and writing romantic poetry. He is an avid debater, MUNer, quizzer, and the like. He is renowned for solving the Rubik’s cube, thus you will probably see one in his hands all the time. Milind Sonpal is a tenth grader, who is considered one of the finest MUNers St. Xavier’s has produced. He is known to be an extremely practical individual and does not exhibit much affection for flowery verses and sunny dreams. The amount of research that he performs in preparation for MUNs is nothing short of astounding. Both Aditya and Milind share an inexplicably deep passion for coding, and aspire to take up Computer Science and Economics in the USA. They also share a love for meat, rude puns, and keen insults. I do not know what this means, but I have been asked to say it nonetheless: “Don’t get too near them. They bite.”
Your Deputy Minister for Magic, Kanishk Gomes, is a tenth-grader who loves food(which is rather evident, judging by his “healthy” physique).The funniest person you will have the good fortune to meet, Kanishk will provide a welcome change from the pragmatism that Aditya and Milind are sure to adhere to. An avid MUNer, and renowned for his lobbying skills, he has made the Unbreakable Vow, promising to ensure that committee is never boring. Presently, he is engaged in an attempt to lose weight, which will prove to be futile for sure. He is undoubtedly a talented writer, and has written several fine plays. He aspires to be a novelist, a playwright, a physicist or a lawyer. (Yes, he’s pretty confused).
These three, working together, will lead you in committee. They will keep you updated with regard to the latest incidents and will ensure that the solutions that you emerge with are implemented with immediate effect. They have been given the responsibility to coordinate your efforts towards achieving peace in our world.
Thus delegates, the hopes of the entire magical population rest on your shoulders. We at the Ministry, sincerely hope that you realize the gravity of the situation. Think wisely, and then decide on the course of action. Make. Or break. It’s all in your hands.
Public Relations Adviser,
The Minister’s Office.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact your Ministers. Since stringent security measures have been imposed on the floo network, only the Muggle telephone numbers of the Ministers shall be provided.
Aditya Bhattacharya: +919051974386
Milind Sonpal: +919830388660