MULTAN          -          The preparations to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan, August 14 in a befitting manner are in full swing. The most enthusiastic are minor children and teenagers who are busy in collecting stickers, badges and also beautifying their bicycles and motorcycle with special stickers inscribed with messages of Independence Day. The makers of buntings, flags, banners and badges are working almost round the clock to meet the demand in city and its other adjoining areas.

The citizens are ready to celebrate the Independence Day with great enthusiasm and national zeal in the city.

Arrangements are also underway for holding seminars, sports competitions, literary and social activities related to Jashan-e-Azadi. The district administration has also chalked out a plan in this regard. A flag hoisting ceremony would be held at DC office on August 14.

Most of the ceremonies would be organized in different educational institutes. About schedule, Government Special Education Centre Bosan Town would arrange a ceremony on August 13. 

Independence walk, tree plantation and cake cutting ceremony would be attended by good number of students. Similarly, Special Education Department would also arrange another programme at Government Shadab Special Education School Madni Chowk.

Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission in collaboration with Young Pakistanis Organization is all set to hold four day ceremonies related to Jashan-e-Azadi. The ceremonies would be organized under different titles but with theme of Jashan -e-Azadi. A seminar, “Minorities feel pride for being Pakistanis” would be held on August 11 at Municipal Corporation Office Mumtazabad. National anthem contest on August 12 at Post Graduate College Gulgasht; Cake Cutting and Tree Plantation ceremony at Special Education School Bosan Town on August 13 and another mega ceremony would be arranged on August 14 at Municipal Corporation Office Mumtazabad.