Roots College International celebrated World Tourism Day 2017 with great enthusiasm today at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad. World Tourism Day 2017 presents a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers and the international community, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change. RCI, in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, organized and participated in this event to celebrate this day with the representatives of all the countries. It was attended by a number of important figures, which included Ambassador of Tajikistan in Pakistan, Mr. Sherali S. Jononov, His Excellency Mr. Erik BENISHEMBIEV, Ambassador of the Republic of Kyrgyz, His Excellency Ali Alizada Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E Major Gen. (r) Jayanath Lokuketagodage High commissioner of the Democratic socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Respected H.E Mrs. Sewa Lamsal Adhikari, Ambassador of Nepal, H.E Furqat Sidiqov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, H.E Dimitrios Zoitos Ambassador, Embassy of Greece, H.E Joao Sabido Costa Charge d Affairs En Pied,Embassy of Portugal, H.E Daniel R. Espiritu Ambassdor, Republic of Philippines, H.E Mr. Cladio Raja Gabaglia Lins Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Iwan Suyudhie Amri, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr. Hasrul Sani Mujtabar, High Commissioner, Malaysian High Commission, H.E. Mr. Suchart Liengsaengthong, Ambassador, Royal Thai Embassy, and Mr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Governor for the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The event started off with Qirat and Naat and followed a rendition of the national anthem of Pakistan which was performed by the students of Roots International Schools. The conference began with a short welcome address given by Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh and later on magnificent Pakistan in a glimpse was depicted in a Medley Performance on “Pakistan Cultural Performance depicting all four provinces Punjab, Sindh, Khyber, Pukhtoonkhwa, Baluchistan and also AJK by the young Rootsians. Through students’ performance it was conveyed that how important it is to preserve and promote our tourist destinations as it sets the pace for a sustainable development of the country. Wearing different colorful and cultural outfits and with their sharp moves, RIS students turned all heads, grabbing everyone’s attention and without any doubt stole the whole show by their astounding performance. The well-choreographed cultural dances of the IBPYP and elementary school students was like watching the butterflies take over the stage with their dazzling display of vibrant enthusiasm.