No matter how many events there are, the independence day we celebrate on this day is unmatched in its intensity and compassion. We commemorate the struggles of our forefathers on this day. It serves as a reminder of everything they had to endure in order to improve the lives of their predecessors. This day serves as a fresh reminder of the motivation behind the founding of Pakistan. In light of that, let’s examine Pakistan’s Independence Day!
History of Pakistan’s Independence Day
It is no secret how dark and full of great sacrifice Pakistan’s history is. The Indian subcontinent, now divided into Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, was once a single, huge area. Conflicts between the people of this subcontinent have always been fueled by their differences in religion. Minorities were harshly treated and had their rights taken away. Muslims were one of the minority groups there and were frequently oppressed. They were mocked and were denied the freedom to freely practice their religion.
The Indian subcontinent was initially governed by the British. Hindus wanted to rule the subcontinent in place of the British when people finally saw signs that British rule was about to end. For Muslims who were unable to live in freedom, it was extremely bad news. They were aware that they would have to struggle to achieve their freedom.
That was how the Muslims started dreaming of a place where they could be respected and practice Islam freely. The All-India Muslim League was established in 1906, and on October 1 of the same year, the first delegation of 36 Muslim leaders made their demand for a separate country for Muslims.
Lawyer and politician Muhammad Ali Jinnah subsequently rose to prominence as the founder of Pakistan. From 1913 till Pakistan’s independence, Jinnah presided as the All-India Muslim League’s head. If it was not for him fighting for Pakistan and the Muslims, the idea of Muslim independence would have remained a fantasy.
In 1933, a leaflet titled “Now Or Never” had the first use of the word “Pakistan.” The pivotal moment came on February 20, 1947, when British Prime Minister Clement Attlee said that India will have total self-government. The final viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, announced the “June Plan” after several discussions with the British administration and Congress officials.
Finally, on August 14, 1947, the vast subcontinent of British India was divided into India and Pakistan after so much bloodshed and sacrifices. It was like safe heaven on earth for the Muslims who had never felt what freedom was.
Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations
To commemorate the struggles of their forefathers, Pakistanis celebrate it with great compassion with their hearts filled with devotion and gratitude. They remember the struggles of their ancestors and promise to make this country a better place. A place that their forefathers have always dreamt of.
One of Pakistan’s six declared public holidays is independence day, which is honored nationwide. The president and prime minister make special remarks in which they honor the nation’s founding fathers who gave their lives for the country. The national flag is raised atop the Parliament Building and the Presidency to start off the formal celebrations, which are held in Islamabad. There is then a 31-gun salute in the capital and a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals. During rallies, ceremonies, and events, representatives of the government, political figures, and public figures make messages or speeches praising the sacrifices and efforts of Pakistan’s national heroes as well as outlining Pakistan’s accomplishments and future ambitions. In parades on Independence Day, the Army, Air Force, and Navy are prominently shown.
The day begins with special prayers for Pakistan’s integrity, unity, and growth at mosques and other places of worship all around the nation. Everything is decorated with green and white colors which is a symbol of the country’s flag. There are national flags flying everywhere, and people enjoy watching fireworks displays.o celebrate the occasion, plenty of people get together with their friends and family, eat Pakistani food, and go to fun places. Face painting, wearing the national colors, dressing extravagantly, setting off fireworks, and celebrating everything Pakistani are all common activities among the populace. Moreover, there are special events that are celebrated on this day to commemorate Pakistan’s Independence. Declamation competitions and national song recitals are organized by schools and colleges to commemorate. Homage is paid to those who died during the riots and migration that followed Pakistan’s independence in 1947, as well as to political leaders, well-known artists, and scientists who received the Nishan-e-Haider.
This day inspires us to focus our effort on sustaining and building our polity of sovereignty and independence by serving as a reminder of the tireless work made by our ancestors for the independence of succeeding generations. We recognize and honor the confederate efforts of the Muslims under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose vision made Pakistan a reality on August 14, 1947.
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