The 14th August is the most important day in the history of Pakistan. On this fortunate day our country became free. The British left India with bag and baggage.
We celebrate this day with great zeal every year. This year great preparations were made in the school. Every one of us was eager to take part in the Independence Day celebrations ‘The senior teachers of the school drew up a programme which was announced by the Head Master on the 13th August.
Early in the morning of the 14th August we gathered in the school premises. The school was gorgeous1y decorated with flags and buntings. Our teachers also joined us in a few minutes. We were divided into four parties each under the charge of five teachers. We went round the vicinity of the school singing national songs .and shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad, Quaid-i-Azam Zindabad’. Our younger companions were full of great enthusiasm. They were shouting the slogans at the Lop of their voice. Thus expressing our patriotic feelings we reached at 7:30 AM.
In the school we stood round the flag pole. We were asked to stand class wise. We looked like soldiers ready to sacrifice our lives for the sake of our country. The teachers stood behind us exactly at eight the national anthem was relayed from the Radio Pakistan. We all stood in respect. It was then followed by the President’s speech relayed from Rawalpindi.
This over, we started our programmes. The scouts band played tunes. National songs were sung. Speeches were made. All the speakers threw light on the importance of the day and our duties towards the country. In the end the Head Master asked to assemble round the field to take part in the school sports. They were held with greater enthusiasm. Those who stood first and second in the various sports received prizes. Each of us received a packet of sweets. The senior students of the school were asked to stay for illumination. After enjoying the grand illumination in the school we returned home in a happy mood.
Thus us celebrated our Independence Day in our school. This day always reminds us of the untold sacrifices of the fighters of Freedom. We should pray for those patriots who shed their blood for achieving Pakistan.