Chinese National Day 2015

On October 6, 2015 Roots International Schools celebrated Chinese National Day at Wellington Campus, Islamabad. RIS extended heartfelt greetings to the Peoples Republic of China on their 66th National Day Commemorations on this very event. RIS was delighted to have H.E Madame Bao Ji Qing, wife of ambassador of People’s Republic of China and Lu Ying, Chines Cultural counselor at the celebrations of 66th Chinese National Day.
RIS teaches Chinese to more than 4000 students and is affiliated with Confucius Institute China for Chinese languages realizing Chinese to be “The language of the future." With a view to promote cultural relationship between China and Pakistan and to forge cooperation between the two countries, young Rootsians celebrated Chinese National Day, where they believe that together hand in hand with our friends from China, we can achieve greatness.
CEO Mr. Walid Mushtaq shared his viewed about the time-tested ties between Pakistan and China. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Walid Mushtaq said “Pakistan has experienced periods of peace and active trade with China. Roots International Schools is the first school in Pakistan to introduce Chinese Language in its schools from early years to High Schools. It’s our proud privilege to work in close collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan and Confucius Institute to promote the Chinese language across Roots International Schools and in order to facilitate our students with best learning procedures and arrange tours to China for summer placements so that they thoroughly enjoy the Chinese culture, glimpse its architecture, society, way of living and traditions. 4000 students are enrolled in the Chinese language initiative in all RIS schools & this year we had approx. 20 teachers delegation who attended a knowledge exchange and teachers training program at BISU, Beijing international studies university in China, We have established a full-fledged division by the nomenclature RCLD, Roots Chinese Language Development Department to promote Chinese culture & Mandarian Language across our schools. The Chinese Language Programme is enabling our students to excel on global forums by leading them to a world of creativity & innovation. We aim to reduce the language barrier by promoting the Language of the future & promoting a strong bond between Pakistan & China. The relations between Pakistan and China have been described as higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel and sweeter than honey. I am very optimistic that by introducing this Mandarin Language to our students here at RIS, it shall mark a new dimension in our students’ holistic learning. So let’s cruise on this intellectual round and aim to attain prosperity in future goals!”
To begin the celebrations RIS students did a mesmerizing Chinese fan dance performance which conveyed hue, extravagance and splendor of the Chinese culture. On the occasion, Students from RIS shared their wonderful experience who attended International Beijing Summer Camp which took place from 12th July to 24th July in Beijing whereas RIS teachers who attended the Teachers training program Beijing 2015 also shared their experience and learning outcomes of their training program during the event. Music of China refers to the music of the Chinese people, RIS students sang Mo Li Hua “Jasmine Flower” a popular Chinese folk song. The last performance was blend of harmonies which was followed by the closing remarks of the Chief Guest H. E Madam Bao Ji Qing.