Rawalpindi - Living nations never forget their national days and celebrate them with a pledge to remember those who sacrificed their lives, property and honour for the defence and integrity of their nation. In view of this objective, an impressive ceremony was held here at Salma Masood Auditorium of Federal Government Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, on Tuesday. Celebrating the Independence Day, Defence Day, and Quaid Day jointly, this memorable event was given the title of “Azm-e-Aalishan”. Major General (Retd) Shafique Ahmed (Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Jurrat, Sitara-e-Basalat) was the chief guest on this occasion.

Speaking on this occasion, the chief guest appreciated the students and organisers for covering three topics so precisely in such a limited time which was an uphill task. Referring to 14th August 1947, he stressed on realising the true meaning of independence which does mean freedom from all rules and regulations.

He further added that Pakistan was not created in a day, it was in the making slowly and gradually for almost a century. The dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal proved instrumental in steering the caravan of independence to its final destination. He placed great emphasis on the ‘Two Nation Theory’ as the foundation of Pakistan.

Earlier, the event started with the recitation of Quranic verses by Kainat Nazir Lodhi while Aneela Hussain presented Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool (SAW).

This event was organised to pay homage to the mothers, widows and martyrs of Pak Army who sacrificed their lives to protect the foundations of their motherland. The speeches and national songs well exhibited the national spirit and zeal of students. Some very famous national songs were presented.

The real gem of the event was a well-prepared tableau by Fouzia Sehar and her team. In the context of the present operation Zarb-e-Azb, Aitezaz Hassan, a 13-year-old student of Hangu, was employed as a symbol of the zealous spirit of our younger generation who are ever ready to sacrifice their lives for their motherland. The tableau won a big round of applause, in which almost forty-four students participated. At the end Iram Shabbir presented the very famous national song.