Pakistan Day celebrations at PNCA

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As the nation is ready to celebrate the Lahore Resolution tomorrow (Friday) with great zeal and enthusiasm in remembrance of the historic Pakistan Resolution which was passed on March 23 in 1940 under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) kicked off three days celebrations on its premises on Wednesday inviting a number of students from the twin cities.
The three days celebrations to mark 72nd Pakistan Day were kicked off with a string of colourful cultural programmes included puppet show, Hamd-o-Naat, speech competitions followed by skits, tableaus, national anthems, folk music and dance competitions organised by PNCA in collaboration with ministry of national heritage and integration.
The puppet show presented by National Puppet Theatre (NPT) team members of PNCA started the day with conveying message of patriotism and love for the country among the students who thronged the auditorium. Through colourful puppets, the children learnt a great deal about national social issues in an entertaining way. The puppet characters also presented folk tales, skits and national songs to educate and induce patriotism and love for their homeland. Naat-e-Rasool (PBUH) was presented by Noor Fatima and Rabia Ameen of Bahria College, E-8, followed by a speech contest.
Noor Fatima of Bahria College shared impressive arguments on ‘My role as a Pakistani’.
The striking feature of the event was presentation of a tableau performance by Government Girls College, Humak, and Bright Land Public School, Rawalpindi. Folk and Break Dance performance by Muhammad Ali at the end of the day enthralled the audience as well.
Addressing on the occasion, the chief guest, PNCA Director General Tauqir Nasir said that youth is future of Pakistan and he had seen a glimpse of the dynamic yet hidden qualities of Quaid, Iqbal and Fatima Jinnah in them. “Many of you become Arifa Karim- a young prodigy in IT,” Nasir added.
He said the purpose of this three-day celebration was to mark the Pakistan Resolution Day that reminds us the sacrifices of millions of Muslims in achieving a separate homeland. “On this day (March 23), the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent pledged to create an independent homeland, where they could live in accordance with their religious and cultural values,” the PNCA chief said.