Yaum-e-Shuhda observed

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The Yaum-e-Shuhda ceremony this year was marked with remembrance of soldiers who laid down their lives in the path of righteousness for the country. Attended by Chief Of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani , other top military officials, parliamentarians and the American Ambassador Marc Grossman, the occasion in particular served as a memoir to 139 soldiers of Pakistan who are still missing post avalanche disaster in Gayari sector of Siachen.
To pay homage to the sacrifices rendered by its Shuhada, Pakistan Army observed Youm-e-Shuhada Pakistan on the 30th of April 2012 at the GHQ Rawalpindi. The event was attended by large number of retired and serving army personals and families of the Jawans, who sacrificed their lives to ensure the safety and sovereignty of the Motherland. The event started with 5 special short films made on the lives of the Shuhada and after each documentary, a member of the family of the Shaheed was invited on the stage to give a short speech.
Well known singers like, Hadiqa Kayani, Khawar Jawad, Zeek Afridi, Sara and Najam Sheraz paid tribute to the Martyrs of the Nation with their heart touching performance on the National songs. Afterwards a beautifully choreographed children’s parade was commenced with over 100 children carrying “diyas”, paying tribute to the sacrifices and resilience to the families of the shuhada, followed by a drum parade and trumpeters.
Addressing the esteemed guests and Jawans, Chief Of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani said that the main objective for all of us is to make Pakistan a strong country and we should not forget this objective. COAS added that the constitution clearly defines the role and responsibilities of every institution so we should perform our duties in such manner which improves our own and the country’s image.