Green Living Pakistan

Celebrating Pakistan’s 76th Independence Anniversary

Our nation is celebrating Pakistan’s 76th Independence anniversary of our freedom on 14th August 20223. Green Living Pakistan extends its cordial greetings on Pakistan’s independence. August 14, 1947 means for us an afternoon that bestowed us freedom not only from colonialism but also from humiliation – the freedom that honored our personal identification and our own values.

August 14th is a day when the efforts of our national heroes are appreciated and celebrated and a day when we remember our vision and recognition as Pakistanis. As Pakistanis, we choose to prefer our national interests, values, traditions and priorities, regardless of our beliefs, identities, languages ​​and ethnicities. Being Pakistani is our unified identity that unites us all and gives us the spirit to contribute to the development of our beloved homeland as a unified nation.

In commemorating the 76th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence, Green Living Pakistan pays tribute to our enduring Green Partner educational institutes for their valuable contributions in the development of our beloved homeland, Pakistan. We believe that together we can transform our future generations into united, patriotic and environmentally friendly adult citizens.

14th August – Pakistan’s Independence Day

This day is our Independence Day and it means an afternoon which bestowed us freedom not only from the colonialism but also from humiliation. With the freedom we got our personal identification and our very own values. Independence day for us – the Pakistanis – is like a festival and the people of Pakistan celebrate this festival with enthusiasm and joy. They unite together under the green and white flag of Pakistan and rejoice their happiness with friends and family. People from all over the country have different ways of celebrating the Independence Day. Some people dress up in green and white to show their love for the country while others visit national monuments like Minar-e-Pakistan and Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum. Many people also use this opportunity to meet up with relatives and give gifts to their loved ones.

As Pakistan’s Independence Anniversary comes around, Pakistanis across the country flock to stalls and vendors to buy national flags of different shapes and sizes to express their patriotic fervour. In big and small cities throughout the country, the streets are full of patriotism as people of all age groups buy patriotic merchandise from the vendors that shows off their passionate love for Pakistan. 

It is necessary that people of the country pay tribute to their heroes as it was only their efforts which allowed them to have an independent nation. The people of Pakistan also remember and pay tribute to those who dedicated their lives to earn freedom for them. A change of guard ceremony is conducted on the national monuments of the country including the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan and at the Mausoleum of Allama Iqbal who was also the father of the ideology of Pakistan. There are various Independence Day programs aired on the television throughout the day and multiple concerts held during night time in various parts of the country.

Background

The Indo-Pak subcontinent remained a British colony from 1849–1947. The subcontinent’s inhabitants did not approve of the British rule in united India. An uprising that occurred in 1857 eventually formed the shape of a freedom movement, which exemplifies the efforts of the people of British India in gaining their independence.

Muslims ruled the subcontinent before the British incursion and suffered due to the 1857 uprising against the British East India Company. Leaders such as Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Syed Ameer Ali worked diligently for the Muslim people’s political advancement.

The Indian National Congress was formed in 1885, which later on became British India’s largest political party. Major Muslim political leaders, including Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, were members of the Indian National Congress and worked towards Hindu-Muslim unity and India’s independence.

The All India Muslim League was founded on December 30, 1906. Due to the injustice run by the elite Hindu class throughout India, there was growing demand for an independent Muslim state in India. In 1930 Allama Iqbal presented the idea of a separate Muslim state that would geographically consist of the Muslim majority areas in the subcontinent. The word Pakistan is a conjunction of two words Pak meaning Pure and Stan meaning Land, a name coined by Choudhary Rahmat Ali.

Bigoted Hindu nationalism gave birth to the Two Nation Theory, an ideology that is accredited as being the basis for Pakistan’s creation. In 1940 the Pakistan Resolution was passed in Lahore demanding greater Muslim autonomy in British India.

The Pakistan Movement, spearheaded by Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, resulted in creating our beloved homeland. Pakistan gained independence from the British and elite Hindu rule on August 14, 1947.