By Hajra Salim

~If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor. ~

-Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Before anything, let’s just all once again appreciate the endless efforts that Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah made for us. Let’s embrace this beautiful land he conquered for us. Let’s highlight the fact that he fought battles with the world just for our comfort; just for the comfort of us, Pakistanis and Muslims.  A true leader he was.

Thank you Quaid. You are the reason behind the fact that today we are living our lives as per our own desires, thank you for freeing us. And thank you to every other legend who raised his/her voice just for the betterment of this country, you were and are undoubtedly legendary.

14 August 1947, was more than just independence; it was a candle in the dark, it was a signal that there was hope and there is going to be a world where we all can be at peace. It was a wave of freedom, patriotism and most importantly happiness. It was about believing in the impossible. It was about, not letting anybody degrade you or not being enslaved by anyone who claims themselves to be the strongest. It was about Unity, Faith and Discipline.

Face paints, lights, confectionaries and decorations still cannot define our love for our country. We accept and admire our country in every possible way. We are a strong nation together, forever. The flag-waving conservatism and the loyalism in each and every person on this significant day is so hyped and genuine that it actually brings us all together. Public seminars for people to know the history and to spread the passion along the way to just being with your family at home and praying for the betterment of this country; every moment is so priceless and so very special when it comes to Pakistan. 

Pakistan, is just too beautiful for words to express. Let’s make this 14 August the best day ever of our lives by sending condolences to the ones who gave up their lives just to make our national flag stand tall and by embracing the worth of this remarkable day in history. Other than buying stuff for yourself for this day, think about the poor; they also have a privilege to live this day as much as we do. So, let’s make Quaid-e-Azam proud by sharing love and spreading smiles all over the nation for what we have now.

~The beauty that lies within the togetherness of a nation is ineffable~

 Published in Young Nation Magazine on August 19, 2017