ISLAMABAD – Keeping alive its rich and historic tradition of all-round academic excellence, Roots Millennium Schools’ flagship millennium campus, I-9/3, organised a prolific silver jubilee celebration of Roots Schools for completing 25 glorious years and also decorated students with medals in recognition of Ivy League University placements, Cambridge University acceptance, Global Undergraduate scholarships, summer school placements and High Achiever Award Ceremony thus recognizing its Students’ and Teachers’.The graceful and ecstatic ceremony was attended by nearly 500 scholarship recipients and their families, earning a net 4-year scholarship to a staggering Rs 1.4 billion this academic year only, says a press release issued here on Monday. Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Babur Hizlan was the chief guest on this occasion. National hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan was the special guest of honor to deliver a keynote address to graduating class of 2013.Chief Executive RMS Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI, Col & Mrs Mushtaq Rasul Chaudhry Founder/CEO & Chairperson RSS, Dr Junaid Zaidi, Rector Comsats, Zenen Buergo Concepcion Ambassador of Cuba, Muhammad Rashad Daureeawo Mauritius High Commissioner, Emilian Ion Ambassador of Romania, Bharat Raj Paudyal Ambassador of Nepal, Uzma Yousaf Country Manager CIE, Nadia Kamran Director Education UK British Council & along with many other Diplomats, Founding Faculty, elated Parental Community, accomplished global Roots Alumni, entrepreneurs, senior government officers, community & Political leaders graced the ceremony with their dignified and esteemed presence. To keep alive the rich legacy of Roots Millennium Schools, this year’s High achiever ceremony was organised to recognise the achievements of all O-Levels, IGCSE, AS & A-Level, BSc University of London International Program students. Total 18 students from RMS Islamabad secured CIE Outstanding learner awards and Edexcel distinctions in various subjects with Usama Bin Shafqat being the star of the show with 5 distinctions in Mathematics (without coursework), Additional Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology and Physics. Syeda Shanze Gillani topped in entire Pakistan in Biology, Ali Mumtaz Warraich topped in Pakistan in Business Studies whereas Abdullah Nasir topped in all of Pakistan in Chemistry. Ali Amin and Hiba Nasir topped in Accounting and Economics in all of Islamabad. Zawar Hussain topped in Urdu Language in all of Pakistan and Maham Khan stood first in Islamabad in English Literature. Faran Farooq acquired joint third place across three Cambridge Advanced Subsidiary Level courses. Abdullah Nasir topped in Islamabad and Pakistan and acquired first place across seven Cambridge IGCSEs. Maaz Ahmed Khan acquired second place in Islamabad across Six Cambridge IGCSE’s whereas Safyan Aman Memon and Tuba Majid acquired joint third place in Islamabad across Six Cambridge IGCSE’s. Xarlish Amjad topped in the entire region in A Level Edexcel Law and Zona Ali topped in Edexcel A level Law in entire Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Faisal Mushtaq said, “My team and I work very closely with each student and I take pride and honour to announce that my students across Pakistan have won scholarships in access of collective Rs 1.4 billion this year to various international universities, which is testament to our commitment to their career choices and university application support. Our students have not only made RMS proud but doing so, made history in Pakistan by blazing their way to the Ivy Leagues, Brown, MIT, Harvard, LSE, Oxford, Cambridge, LUMS, IBA, Aga Khan and beyond.”This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 16-Apr-2013 here.