Wednesday, December 15, 2010

'Jadon Holi Jaie Lena Mera Naa': A Tribute to Madam Noor Jahan - - 10th Death Anniversary on December 23, 2010

The tenth death anniversary of Melody Queen, Noor Jehan (Noor Jahan), will be observed on December 23. Subcontinent’s legendary singer died on December 23, 2000, in Karachi after prolonged illness at the age of 74.

Noor Jehan (Noor Jahan), born as Allah Wasai on September 21, 1926, also known as Malika-e-Tarrannum (Queen of Melody) in Pakistan. She sung more than 30,000 songs in Pakistani and Indian films. “

(For detailed biography read the following article:

The Queen of Melody (Mallika-e-Tarranum): Noor Jehan - - One of The Greatest Singers of Her Time in South Asia)

National TV channel PTV and almost all private TV channels and radio stations will pay tribute to the singing legend of subcontinent. Different organisations have also planned to observe the death anniversary of Madam Noor Jehan in different cities of Pakistan.  

One of my favourite songs 'Jadon Holi Jaie Lena Mera Naa' ..... by Madam Noor Jehan (Noor Jahan)

Proud Being a Pakistani - - World Record Set by 19 Female Students by Fitting into a Two-door Small Car

After a winning gold medal in the 16th Asian Games, concluded only last month, the girls of Pakistan are feeling proud and enthusiastic; thus bringing another world record to the honour of Pakistan.

Nineteen young girls at the Creek Cub in Karachi managed to fit into a two-door small car in hopes of recording their names in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The whole accomplishment was witnessed by few important personalities like speaker of Sindh Assembly Nisar Khoro and former cricketers Wasim Akram and Saleem Yousuf; other than a huge gathering of people.

These nineteen female students broke the record set by Australians by fitting 18 females into the same type of car. All the formalities have been done already to get the record booked in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas 2010 in Pakistan - - Celebrations of Colours, Lights, Songs and Special Services in Churches

Pakistan is a very diverse society with various ethnic and religious minorities. Christianity is the second largest religion in Pakistan which comprises of 2.5 percent of total Pakistan population. 

Although Pakistan is an Islamic country, but Christmas in Pakistan is the main festival of the 5 millions Christians in Pakistan and is celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm like any other minority festival. Christmas also brings forth the various traditions and customs of Christmas celebrations in Pakistan.

As soon as the Christmas is around the corner, the faithful Christian community start to feel the spirit of Christmas. Whether Protestant or Catholic, they start to decorate their churches for Sunday mass. In Christian schools and institutions evenings are delighted with music and plays.

In Warispura vicinity, the largest Christian community in the surroundings of Faisalabad, Christians start decoration of houses and streets. Christmas trees go up in people's homes and new clothes are bought for children. Multicolour stars brighten rooftops. 

Exchanging gifts and presents is an old tradition and the same is observed at the time of Christmas. Christmas is a time for charities to help the poor, the sick and those in prison. Traditionally, gents give glass bangles to ladies of their family. Women, on the other hand, use ‘Henna’ to create traditional hand and foot decorations known as mehndi.

In schools, month of December is thought to be the month for third term exams, but in Christian Schools these exams are often concluded in November or the first week of December so that the rest of the month can be spent in Christmas preparations and celebrations. Students need the time to rehearse for the Nativity play, usually staged on the last days of school of December 20 or 21 before Winter break.

At Midnight and Christmas Day mass churches are full. Those who do not visit the church during the rest of the year; do not miss to attend special services on the Christmas. Christmas is known as Bara Din, the great day, when people put on their brightest clothes to meet others in an atmosphere of brotherhood.

Since December 25 is a national holiday in Pakistan non Christians celebrate it too for it was on his day in 1876 that Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, was born.


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