NPC organizes 71st Independence Day celebrations at Aiwan-e-Quaid
Mrs Zahid Malik hoists Pakistan’s flag, prays for country’s progress, prosperity
Without responsibility, there is no independence, therefore in order to remain independent we need to be responsible citizens and do something to keep our freedom intact.
This was said by Chairman of Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) Dr Naeem Ghani while addressing an Independence Day ceremony organized at Aiwan-e-Quaid, F-9 Park here Tuesday.
Wife of late Mr Zahid Malik, Founder Chairman of the NPC, Mrs Rehana Zahid Malik was the chief guest on the occasion.
On her arrival, she hoisted the national flag at the Aiwan-e-Quaid building to formally inaugurate the Independence Day festivities. Police band performed on the occasion by playing national anthem.
Mrs Zahid Malik along with Dr Naeem Ghani also planted a seasonal Araucaria inside the premises of Aiwan-e-Quaid in memory of her late husband and a role model for every Pakistani Mr Zahid Malik.
Senior Vice Chairman of the NPC Mian Muhammad Javed, Executive Secretary Gauhar Zahid Malik, Members of the Executive Committee including Admiral (R) Abdul Aziz Mirza, Gen (R) Muhammad Tahir, Prof Ayub Sabir, Basharat Jazbi, Mrs Nargis Nasir, Manzoor Masih, eminent educationist Muhammad Inam, noted lawyer Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan M Bilal, principals, teachers and students, members of civil society, children and their parents attended the Independence Day celebrations in large number.
Representative from the Azerbaijan Embassy Samir Guliyev also attended the auspicious day’s ceremony and congratulated Pakistani people on the occasion of 71st Independence Day of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Naeem Ghani called upon the participants, particularly, the youngsters to mark Independence Day as “Youm-e-Zimma Dari” or “Responsibility Day” so that they could understand the value of freedom and cherish it. He said, the children and young people of Pakistan are the real asset of the country. He said, the younger generation of the country is highly motivated to serve Pakistan.
Pakistan is now a free country, achieved through a long struggle of the Muslims of South Asia who rendered great sacrifices to achieve freedom and create for themselves a separate homeland. He pointed out that serving the people of Pakistan was serving the country itself.
Let’s fulfill our responsibilities individually as well as collectively and make Pakistan stronger than before. Children in their patriotic songs and speeches termed Pakistan a great gift of God Almighty and vowed to protect this homeland of theirs with last drop of their blood.
Children and representatives of Pakistan Girls Guide, Islamabad chapter, Ambreen Education Hub, The Message school, Siddique Public School, Army Public School, organizations like Positive Pakistan, Afaq Youth and many others gave a memorable performance on the occasion and warmed the audience’s hearts with patriotic speeches.
Islamabad Model College for Girls G-6/1-4 stood out prominent among all other institutions as not only number of its children who gave performance was larger than other institutions, its Principal Prf Riffat Rehman had come with her team to participate in the Independence Day celebrations by NPC.
The audience greatly applauded performance of the young participants and encouraged them with loud round of applause. Aiwan-e-Quaid’s auditorium was decorated with Pakistani flags and children too were wearing dresses, caps and waist coats of green and white colours. NPC Director Media, Anjum Khalique impressively conducted the entire proceeding of the Independence Day event.
At the end of the three-hour long even, participants and children were served with juices with cooperation of Murree Brewery.