The Board of Trustees of the Nation Building Institute of Quaid-e-Azam House Museum celebrated Pakistan Day at the Quaid-e-Azam House Museum on Wednesday.
According to a statement released by the board, the flag-hoisting ceremony at the museum was performed by Liaquat H Merchant, vice-chairman of the board and great-nephew of the Quaid-e-Azam, along with vice- chairman Ikram Sehgal, Commodore (retd) Sadeed Malik and other board members.
A group of students from the Ida Rieu School for Special Children played the national anthem as the Pakistani flag was raised. Patriotic songs were sung on this occasion by students from Ida Rieu School, Jinnah Foundation School and Hamdard Foundation School.
Addressing the audience, Merchant said March 23 was a special day in Pakistan’s history and was just as important as August 14. He said the principles, ideals and vision of Quaid-e-Azam for Pakistan should always be kept in mind. in order to achieve unity, faith and discipline.
He encouraged students to learn more about the country’s founder and understand his vision. He distributed to the students copies of “Quotations from the Quaid” compiled by him and the late Professor Shariful Mujahid, published by Lightstone publishers.
Board member Nadira Panjwani spoke about the achievements of Quaid-e-Azam and Pakistan’s future prospects as a Muslim state. She presented students with copies of “Our Quaid” written by Amina Azfar and published by Lightstone Publishers. This book is the brainchild of Merchant and a project of the Jinnah Society.
Amina said she was delighted to write the book for The Jinnah Society and hoped it would be widely read by students in Pakistan.
Sehgal also advised students to read “Our Quaid” and work hard to serve Pakistan to the best of their abilities.
Sehgal added that the board of directors of the Quaid-e-Azam house museum, under the leadership of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, will strive to make the Quaid-e-Azam house an effective building institute. of the nation.
The event was hosted by Board Member Ameena Saiyid.