LAHORE - With the commencement of August, the provincial capital is wearing green and white look with national flags at each nook and corner ahead of Independence Day.

People belonging to every walk of life especially youngsters are busy decorating their houses and vehicles with national flags as nation starts preparations to celebrate Independence Day. Stalls of different Azadi accessories are surrounded by youngsters who are eagerly waiting for the Independence Day (I-Day) celebrations.

Many shops, vehicles and motorcycles on all roads could be seen decorated with green and white colour in the city while several families have covered rooftops of their cars and hind screens with the national flags.

Azan Ali, a youngster told this scribe that the display of bunch of stalls along the roadside in the main markets  and roads had become centre of attraction for most of the Youngsters. Saleem Baig, a roadside vendor at the Circular road said that huge rush of children and youngsters could be observed in the evening buying flags and stickers for decorating their cars and vans which reflect their patriotic spirit and enthusiasm. A big financial activity started with the commencement of August as everyone was involved in decorating his belongings in the city, he added.

Saima, a customer with her child said that her children had decorated home and car with bunting and flags, adding that they would also wear Azadi shirts, they purchased from a stall in the city.

"I see huge rush of children and youngsters at these stalls while going back to home in the evening every day since the start of August which reflects their patriotism and enthusiasm", she added.

Faiza Ali, student of a university said that she wants to paint national flag on her face and enjoy a car ride with her friends carrying flag on 14th August. A taxi driver said he had already hoisted national flag on his taxi car to show his deep love for the country. Similarly, one can also see young girls are seen buying green dresses to mark the day.