Mohammad Ali Jinnah :
“We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of values and proportion, history and tradition, aptitudes and ambitions; in short, we have our own distinctive outlook on life and of life. By all canons of international law, we are a nation. “
We are about to celebrate our independence day after few days. It is the day when Pakistan emerged on theworld globe as a separate nation with its own boundaries. It is the day that is always celebrated in its full esteem. There is no discrimination on any basis. All people are gathered under one flag to share their warmest feelings for their country. Christians in Pakistan also celebrate this day wholeheartedly.
Special prayers are conducted in churches all over the country in which everyone pray for the national integrity and prosperity of the country. National and patriotic songs are sung in churches and special programs are conducted like short drama and skit competition, singing competition and debate competitions. Christian children and specially youth participate in these.
On 14th august there is a public holiday. All the famous places are light up and churches are also. They are decorated with small colored flags and a Pakistan’s flag is raised at the top. It gives a very pleasant and nice view of these places at night.
Pakistani Christians celebrate the Independence Day just like Christmas and Easter. Special ceremonies and events are conducted for a week. Children make special sceneries on the roads, in which they show all the important things in Pakistan through their art. Special ceremonies are conducted all over the country. Flag raising ceremonies are conducted. Tributes to the national heroes are given. All the important leaders do speeches, In the speech, the leaders highlight the achievements of the government, goals set for the future and in the words of the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam, bring “Unity, Faith and Discipline” to its people.
From 1947 till today, Christians have been joining their hands in the nation’s prosperity on every level and in every field. Their patriotism towards their country is same as others. They love their country more than anything else so they can give their lives to save their country. Pakistani Christians are also contributing and joining their hands whole heartedly in the well being of their country Pakistan.
As our beloved leader said:
“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… you are free- you are free to go to your temples mosques or any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the state…”
So we all are Pakistanis and want our country on the heights of prosperity, we all pray for the well being integrity of Pakistan. May our country live long and always been blessed with God’s grace. Pakistan zindabad…….
Happy Independence Day to everyone …..Stay blessed