Islamabad-Ivy Youth Leadership Olympiad 2016, a four days international inter-school/ college annual talent competition, started yesterday with a grand opening ceremony at Roots Ivy International Schools Pakistan and Roots School System, DHA1 campus Islamabad.

Roots Ivy is known for having the largest talent competitions and most well-reputed inter-school/ college extra-curricular student activities in Pakistan.

Ivy Youth Leadership Olympiad 2016 signifies the cohesion of vision, leadership and intellect enabling students to recognize their talents and come up with ingenious and innovative ideas to compete with the nation’s best.

Over 5000 students from all over Pakistan as well as from prestigious institutes all over the world participated in the event.

The competitions included Pakistan National Assembly (The Youth Parliament), Youth Perspective on Human Rights Laws, Young Diplomats Caucus (Creating Young Diplomats), Literature Boulevard, Declamation Contest, Ad-Making, E-Gaming, Battle of the Bands, Fashion Show, Business Idea Contest, Math Olympiad, Master Chef , Street Graffiti, Thematic Art, Talent Hunt/ Treasure Hunt/ Amazing Race, Dramatics and Photography contest.

Khadija Mushtaq, CEO Roots Ivy International Schools officially inaugurated the four-day talent-marathon and welcomed all the guests and delegates along with their respective teachers from educational institutes all over the nation.

She encouraged them to avail such dynamic opportunities to explore their hidden talents and compete with the nation’s best.

She also congratulated the entire Roots Ivy/ DHA1 campus team and students for their tremendous efforts.

The chief guests for the opening ceremony included members from the diplomatic community, the cast and crew of the upcoming film ‘Dobara Phir Se’ and honourable judges along with members of the media. They were highly impressed by the vibrant talent and aptitude of the young students and awarded shields to the winners.

The entire Roots Ivy Olympiad team worked extremely hard to make this event an amazing and out of this world experience. The entire campus was lit up with enthusiasm and patriotism depicting the colours of Pakistan. Beautiful cultural and theatrical performances were presented by the students. The biggest names in literature, science, arts, and cookery, fashion, movie and music industries were invited to be a part of this mega event.

Impressive performances by the participants stole each show overwhelming the crowd and making them give a thunderous applause leaving the audience spellbound. An exhilarating dinner was especially organized for all the students and delegates who had worked day and night to make the Olympiad a massive hit.

Due to the abundance attendance of delegates and participants, this year’s Ivy Olympiad was declared to be the best ever Olympiad held at Roots School System DHA1/ Roots Ivy International setting another milestone en-route promoting inter-school/ college talent and skills.