Establishment of CRI Millennium Roots Confucius Classroom to promote Chinese Language & Culture across schools

In support of 60 years of diplomatic relationship celebrations between Pakistan and China, Millennium Chinese Language Department-MCLD under the leadership and vision of Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI launched the unique Chinese language school initiative, where MCLD is working in close collaboration with many Government and private organizations including the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Ministry of Culture, Economic Affairs Division, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Embassy of China in Islamabad, Embassy of Pakistan in China, Pakistan-China Institute, think tanks, media and intellectuals to help scale this language and education initiative for our mutual national benefit.

Collaboration between China Radio International-CRI and Roots Millennium Schools

China Radio International (CRI) Confucius Classroom and the Pakistan’s Roots Millennium Schools, with a view to promote cultural relationship between China and Pakistan and to forge cooperation between the two organizations have agreed to sign an agreement to promote Chinese and Urdu Languages for the benefit of both Pakistan and China. Under the agreement the Promotion of Chinese language & Culture and establishment of CRI-Millennium Roots Confucius Classroom across Pakistan is the common visionary goal of the RMS and CRI. To realize this common goal, both of these organizations closely collaborate and fully cooperate with each other in the spirit of equality and common development to get more productive results through their synergized endeavors.

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI CEO Roots Millennium Schools, Pakistan and Founder Millennium Chinese Language Department first coined the slogan of Pakistan-China together making up 21% of the world’s population. He believed the youth on both sides of the border is the untapped resource that needs to be utilized in the 21st century; and this driving force will be responsible for growth and development of Pakistan and China. An empowered youth together can change the picture of this region in his opinion and his slogan of club 21:21 which means 21 % of the world population together in the 21st century has now become a household name in the Pak China Context.

The Chinese Language School Curriculum and teaching initiative has now created a new vista of opportunities for the youth on both sides of the border. Language through school curriculum is the common denominator that can play a key role in unifying the youth of the two nations in his opinion. The Chinese language initiative at Roots Millennium Schools, Pakistan created magic and ripples across Pakistani academia, intellectuals, think tanks, media, civil society, government offices and diplomatic circles; where nearly 5000 students are studying Chinese language as a Full Time course of their school curriculum from Grade 1 to Grade 7. This now has created an opportunity for youth to think beyond, to think about the challenges of tomorrow, and what can be done today to help scale our long standing friendship into a strategic partnership.