April 24, 2011
Inline with the ongoing initiatives to promote Pak-China friendship, Roots School System took a step to consolidate the bond a notch higher by celebrating the Pak-China Friendship Year 2011 with much enthusiasm in the Annual Parents Day of Roots Junior School, F-8/4.
The event was held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Friday with Ambassador of China Liu Jian as the chief guest, and over 450 guests. The ambassador appreciated the outstanding performances of students and extended his heartiest congratulations to their parents and teachers of Roots School System.
Student from grade four presented an enchanting performance “The Unblemished Lotus”, which was followed by a stunning Kung fu performance. A fashion show of Chinese ethnic nationalities by students of grade two followed.
Students of grade five gave a marvellous presentation on a musical “Thousand Hands of Buddha” with a unique “umbrella dance” native to southern China. The grade five students also presented a Ribbon Dance and Dragon Dance performances. A tribute to recent achievements of China was presented by the students of Grade 4 which includes Shanghai Robotics Expo Expression, China Olympics 2008 Symbolic and Aerobics.
Speaking at the occasion Roots School System (RSS) Executive Director Faisal Mushtaque said that 2011 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.
“Today we extend and pledge to renew our heartfelt commitment and support for an even prosperous relationship with the entire Nation of China,” he said.
He said that RSS will celebrate 2011 as “Year of Pak-China Friendship” and organize different activities, discussions, art competitions, debates, music contests and many more special events throughout the whole year.
via Annual Parents Day: Roots celebrates Pak-China friendship – The Express Tribune.
April 24, 2011
Ambassador Masood Khan has said that it was imperative for the youth of Pakistan to learn the secret of China’s success and try to implement it in Pakistan to make their country strong and prosperous. He was addressing a reception welcoming the 100-member delegation comprising young men and women from all provinces as well as Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan at the Pakistan’s Embassy Sunday.
Ambassador Khan said that the programme for exchange of youth delegations from both the countries was announced in 2006 during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Pakistan.
He further said that the sapling of the strong friendship between Pakistan and China was planted by our forefathers 60 years ago and it was nurtured with the passage of time till it became a full grown tree today.
Now, he said, it is the responsibility of the youth of the two countries to further strengthen this bond of friendship and take it to new heights.
“These relations are higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey and stronger than steel,” he said while tracing the history of Pakistan-China friendship.
He said the youth delegation will meet Chinese leadership and people representing various walks of life. This would enable them to learn from their own experience as to what made China the second economy in the shortest period of time.
Earlier, Joint Secretary of Economic Affairs Division of Pakistan, Mohammad Asif in his remarks thanked Ambassador Masood Khan for inviting the delegation to Pakistan Embassy and said that every effort has been made to ensure merit-based representation of all parts of Pakistan in the delegation.
Besides Beijing, the delegation which is visiting China at the invitation of All China Youth Federation, would also travel to Jiangxi, Guangdong and Hong Kong.
via Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan’s Premier NEWS Agency ) – Pak youths need to learn from China’s secret of success: Masood Khan.