Ivy Youth Leadership Olympiad 2017, the four days, student-led international inter-school/ college annual talent competition event in Pakistan began yesterday with a spectacular grand opening ceremony with the bright-coloured, French festival theme “La Carnival Dé IYLO”.
This grand event was jointly hosted by six IVY campuses that included Riverview, DHA, University, Westridge, F-8 and Chaklala campus. The ceremony featured fun carnival stalls, fortune tellers, food vendors, balloons, doves, puppets, merry-go-rounds, joy-rides, masquerades, games, coronation ceremony, lighting of the Olympic beacon and a flag parade. Roots IVY is known for having the largest talent competitions and most well-reputed inter-school/ college extra-curricular student activities in Pakistan for the past decade.
IVY Youth Leadership Olympiad 2017 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 3000 students from all over Pakistan as well as from prestigious institutes all over the world participated in this illustrious event.
The competitions included IVY MUN, 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, Film Making, Spelling Bee, Battle of Fandoms, Science Flair, Brain Teaser, Thematic Costume Contest and Photography contest.
Dr. Khadija Mushtaq CEO Roots IVY International Schools Pakistan officially inaugurated the four days 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 IVY team and students for their tremendous efforts.
Speaking on the occasion she said, “Today we are witnessing days and nights of hard work, passion, exuberance, emotions and energy. This is the spirit of IYLO that binds us together with the universal morals of respect, peace, tolerance, harmony and team spirit.”
The chief guests for the opening ceremony included members from the diplomatic community, Ms. Maiza Hameed, Mr. Ahmed Butt- Sp. Asst. to Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Mr. Khurram Idrees – Brands Pakistan, Maryam & Noman from Al-Shifa Eye Trust, Mr. Umair 401 Bakers, etc. and honorable judges along with members of the media.
They were highly impressed by the vibrant talent and aptitude of the young students as they stepped into the enthralling world of budding artists and leaders to witness the many hues of their creative work and awarded shields to the winners.