August 14, 2010 - - HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
Pakistan is one of the biggest Muslim states in the world today. The country emerged out of the Indian sub-continent in the world map of 1947. The word ‘Pakistan’ has been coined from the names of those regions that make up this nation of Punjab, Afgan Border States, Kashmir, Sindh and Baluchistan and even after 1947, Pakistan remained as authority for nine years.
14th August is a common date like other dates of English calendar for nations but for Pakistani nation, this date is considered the most remarkable day in the history of Pakistan. Pakistan came into being
The well known people like Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan are always written in golden words in the history of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah also known as Quaid-e-Azam is the real founder of Pakistan. Allama Iqbal, who excited Muslims to earn their own nationality and name in the world. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, who brought Muslim nation forward and established schools and colleges for Muslims so that they may come to know how to fulfill the latest demands of the advance age, We must celebrate 14th August as it is our independence day.
14 August is a National holiday of Pakistan in which the capital Islamabad and other major cities of Pakistan like the Government Offices are lit up as well as all the larger skyscrapers. Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs take place in all the provincial capitals. In the cities around the country the Flag Hoisting Ceremony is done by the Nazim (Mayor) belonging to that constituency.
Many school and college of this country organize the 14th August function in which in this event scouts raise the flag and sing this country’s National Anthem called PAK SAR ZAMEEN and then they move on to celebrate some cultural activities. Even students become very generous when they collect money from their various classes and donate it to all the poor and needy people of this country. Families and friends celebrate these occasions with wonderful lunch and dinner and also celebrate their small parties among them selves. Some small children celebrate themselves with the flag decorating and chant the national slogan called PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.