Independence Day Celebrations News Story

Samina Naz | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Steel Town Karachi

Karachi: The 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at Beaconhouse Steel Town Campus Karachi (B-STK) with great zeal, promoting patriotism, national unity and love for our beloved country on August 9, 2019. Lt. Col Muhammad Farooque Ahmed (father of Hareem Farooque, of KGA, M. Usman Farooque of Class VB and M. Ayan Farooque of Class VIA) was the chief guest of our event. He has been commanding Bhittai Rangers Sindh as their wing commander since October 2018. He has been working tirelessly against enemies of the state and has played a major role in maintaining the law and order situation in Malir, Landhi and Bin Qasim Town. Security in Charge of CSO South Colonel Ata Ur Rehman also joined us in our celebrations. The presence of Pakistan Rangers added a special magic to the ceremony. The event began with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by the flag hoisting ceremony which saw everyone saluting to the proud symbol of Pakistan. The school was decorated with green and white balloons. The teachers and the school administration were also clad in green and white attire, reflecting a sense of belonging with Pakistan. Students of Early Years and Primary Years exhibited national pride by performing various skits and tableaus that depicted Pakistan’s struggle for freedom. Lower Primary students shared some facts about Pakistan and Upper Primary students sang a medley of their favourite national songs to which the audience sang along, waving their hand held flags. Lt. Col Muhammad Farooq Ahmed appreciated the students’ performances and teachers’ hard work. He said, “We came here to motivate you but you ended up motivating us”. At the end of the event, Lt. Col Muhammad Farooq Ahmed gave away gifts to all the participants. Class V put the icing on the cake by planting saplings to contribute towards a healthy and clean environment after the event.

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