Independence Day is rejuvenation of the young nation vowing hearts and souls out for Pakistan in letter and spirit. From Karachi to KPK young sentiments reflect such original belief that Allama Iqbal envisioned and Quaid-i-Azam realized as the dream-come-true reality of Pakistan. Children are engrossed decorating stalls and streets with buntings and flags of Pakistan; singing, chanting and reciting pulsating poems and patriotic songs, commemorating this national occasion with food, fun and frolic and honoring our Quaid’s motto of unity, faith and discipline.
Imagine how Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi announced ‘Azadi Cup’ tournament to celebrate Independence Day and provide a platform to the youth to showcase their talent yet again. See how special students of public schools of Islamabad Capital Territory launch a tree plantation campaign from August 14 to motivate normal students toward tree plantation. Look at the unprecedented fervor of Sialkot youth further reinforced with the call from city Mayor to celebrate Independence Day with enthusiasm at schools.
Independence Day celebration blooms anew with vim, vigor and vitality whether it is Lawrence College, Ghora Gali or Sir Syed College, Rawalpindi or Aitchison College, Lahore or public schools across the Punjab; those of downtown Quetta, Sibi, Pasni, Gwadar or Turbat; public sector institutions of KPKs’ Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera or Swat or for that matter schools for the less-privileged of Abbotabad, Hazara, Mansera, D.I. Khan or D.G. Khan or the posh and vibrant private sector institutions of Pakistan.
Even business schools like LUMS, IBA, IoBM, SZABIST, IQRA and alike commemorate Independence Day with invigorating national spirit. IoBM prepares rejuvenation of the young nation with blissful tilawat, elevating flag hoisting, heart-warming national anthem, pulsating national songs, tongue tilting halwa puri, captivating student shows, futuristic tree plantation and all-inspiring Mr. Talb Karim, IoBM President who leads from the front the Independence Day revels and on whose invitation rally thousands of IoBM students, faculty management, staff and their families to pay homage to Pakistan.
Young nation inspires with Independence Day right from Kharadar, Ranchore Line, Teen Hatti and alike Karachi; Chaburjee, Anar Kali, Data Darbar and similar, Lahore, back lanes behind posh Jinnah Road, Quetta; Nothia Vllage, Kalibari, Chowkyadgar and Kissa Khawani Peshawar to public sector universities like Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; Peshawar University, Peshawar; Gomal University, D.I. Khan; Punjab University, Lahore; Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan; Sindh University, Hyderabad; Karachi University, Karachi, Balochistan University, Quetta and alike.
Besides Pakistan’s Foreign Missions: Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates the world over commemorating Independence Day amid grace and honor, be it Western, Central or Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand, South East Asia, Middle East and the Far East, Africa, North and South America, our young Pakistanis shine over the international horizon as ambassadors of goodwill commemorating Independence Day of Pakistan with traditional charm, color and charisma and unprecedented zeal, zest and zenith.
By : Parvez Jamil, HoD and Faculty Public Affairs, CBM / IoBM, Korangi Creek, Karachi.