ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: With only few days left in the Independence Day celebrations to commence, most of the youngsters and children are busy in finalizing their preparations to celebrate Jashan-e-Azadi (Independence Day Celebrations) on August 14 with great zeal.
The youngsters and children are surrounding most of the stalls carrying buntings, flags, badges, souvenirs, toys, Jashan-e-Azadi dresses and other stuff, showing their love for the country and heroes of independence struggle.
The Federal Capital wore green colour with display of national flags and buntings at main avenues, markets and each and every nook and corner of the city while the youth is busy in buying these items showing great enthusiasm to mark this biggest festival.
“This year people are showing more patriotic zeal towards celebrating the Independence Day and they started preparations soon after elections,” Shaista Mumtaz, a resident of G-9 Markaz said.
Talking to APP, she said, “My children have bought buntings and flags to decorate the home and car. They have also purchased Azadi dresses available almost at every stall.”
Ali Raza, who lives in Sector I-8, said, “The stalls set up on the roadside area in the I-8 Markaz has become center of attraction for most of the people.”
He said, “I see huge rush of children and youngsters at these stalls while going back to home in the evening every day since the start of August which reflects their patriotism and zeal.”
Kiran, a young student, said, “Me and my friends will wear the flag coloured suits on Independence Day. We will also visit market for buying other matching items like green and white bangles, shoes and pin badges.”
She said Independence Day has now become a day of festivities and people irrespective of their ages participate in the activities with zeal to mark the day.
Public and private departments have planned a number of activities, including seminars, discussion programmes, debate and national songs competitions, walks and other events in connection with the Independence Day celebrations.
Different programmes will also be arranged to pay tribute to the national heroes and the leaders of Pakistan Movement who had laid their lives for the country.
The government offices, in particular, and houses, in general’ will be illuminated on the eve of Independence Day.
Many food outlets are offering Jashan-e-Azadi deals containing discount to attract food lovers while different brands and shops are offering discounts on dresses and other accessories.