1,000 students get medals at Roots annual convocation

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ISLAMABAD: The annual convocation of Roots International Schools was held at the Jinnah Convention Centre on Friday, where around 1000 students were awarded platinum, gold and silver medals.A written message from President Mamnoon Hussain for the students read, “Your success is a testimony of your effort and hard work, the commitment and professionalism of the staff of the RIS and the prayers of your parents and guardians. As you all are ready to enter your professional life, I wish you all success in achieving best and also upholding repute of Roots International Schools.”The president also congratulated RIS CEO Walid Mushtaq, faculty members and the high achievers for setting new records of excellence in the field of education.Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Baligh Ur Rehman, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch, CEO Cambridge International Examination Michael O’ Sullivan, Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo Jose Martin Saravia, Ambassador of Cuba Zenen Buergo Concepcion, Ambassador of Italy Andriano Chiodi Cianfarani, Ambassador of Spain Javier Carbajosa, High Commissioner of Republic of Mauritius Rashaad Dauraaewo, Ambassador of Austria Axel Wech, Ambassador of Romania Emilion Ion, Ambassador and Head of European Union delegation in Pakistan Lars Gunnar Wigemark, Ambassador of Turkmenistan Atadjan Movlamov, Military Attaché of Ukraine Andre Barbak were the esteemed guests at the ceremony.Students like Sakeena, Madiha Khalid, Zain Shahid, Mohid Janjua, Fahad Mehmood Khan, Awais Raza, Hamza Mehmood Malik, Ali Hassan and many more who brought honour to the RIS by securing acceptances from long lists of universities.The chief guest congratulated the students, saying that before the students stretch a lifetime of adventure and opportunity, they must look back with fondness and happy memories but always look forward with strength and determination.Students presented colourful performances on the theme of environment and gave their perspective on the role of institute in their lives.Ahsan Iqbal, minister for Planning and Development said, “If you are determined and if you work hard you can achieve. I wrote seven years ago in my book that I would like to serve my country in public office. It took me seven years of hard work and dedication to materialise my wish. This country is full of opportunities but you have to have one believe and determination in your life”.“There are many differences between animals and humans, 1st being that humans can bring innovation but animals cannot.”Abdul Qadir Baloch, minister for SAFRON, spoke on the Millennium Development Goals of 2025.Walid Mushtaq told the gathering, “I believe there are two things that account for the improvement in their results every year. First, we have made significant progress in raising achievement in under-performing groups. And second, teachers teach more effectively and pupils work extremely hard. Our staff is experienced, talented and dedicated to the success of our students. The school system places high value on the education of our youth, and that expectation serves as a catalyst for student success in a rigorous learning environment.”

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