Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Day That Gave Birth to Pakistan!
The nation that came into being as a result of severe hardships borne by its leaders, the struggle its founder had been through, the precious blood of its dear martyred soldiers, and has been through so much is reaching 69 years of its age in all its glory and spirit. 14th August is the day when Pakistanis come out as one big, united nation and accrediting just one identity; PAKISTANI, regardless of all the religious, cast, class, and color differences.
INDEPENDENCE DAY, known as Yaum-e Azadi in Urdu, memorializes the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared an independent nation subsequent to the end of the British regime in 1947. Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakistan Movement led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The foremost Independence Day ceremony takes place in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, where the national flag is craned at the Presidential and Parliament buildings. It is followed by the national anthem and patriotic speeches by leaders. Usual celebratory events and festivities for the day include flag-raising ceremonies, parades, cultural events, and the playing of patriotic songs. A number of award ceremonies are often held on this day, and citizens often hoist the national flag atop their homes or display it prominently on their vehicles and attire.
In order to join hands with all other Pakistani individuals, leaders, and organizations, and to commemorate all what Pakistan has given to its civilians, ARY has devised “SHUKRIYA PAKISTAN” campaign in association with “Brand Engage” which aims to decorate major landmarks and monuments in Karachi to celebrate the 69th independence day of our beloved homeland Pakistan. The campaign shall be in vogue from 1st till 14th August with the aspiration to illuminate the city of Karachi’s major historic buildings and acknowledge the efforts and struggle put in by the founder Quaid-e-azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and various other leaders, soldiers, and enthusiasts.
The campaign also has associated a beautiful number sung by the musical maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, featuring celebs like Iqrar-ul-hasan, Waseem Badami, Neelam Yousuf, Shahid Khan Afridi, Sohail Abbas, Shan, and others.
Let us all unite and celebrate the pride we take in being Pakistanis and pay homage to the phenomenal events, leaders, soldiers, martyrs, artists, social activists, humanitarians, philanthropists, and other talented individuals that exist or have ever existed in the history of Pakistan and added to the image and development of the nation. Happy 69th independence and a very happy birthday to our beloved motherland. Pakistan Zindabad!