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PISJ-ES celebrates Pakistan’s Independence Day

PISJ-ES Principal Adnan Nasir's speech was followed by a cultural program.
PISJ-ES recently organized an event to mark the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan.
Hannan Ismail Kutubhanah, head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University, was the chief guest.
The school premises were decorated with the country’s flags, banners and a display of green and white lights.
Members of the Pakistani community, including journalists, students, school faculty and their families joined in to celebrate the national day.
Organizers said the main objective of the event was to revive the spirit of patriotism and sovereignty as a nation on one hand, and to commemorate and pay tribute to the struggles and sacrifice of their ancestors.
The program commenced with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an followed by national anthems of both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Principal Adnan Nasir said: “Pakistan is not just a political entity spanning over hundreds of thousands of square kilometers, nor was it brought into being for race, language or political aspiration. It birthed solely in the name of freedom, of faith and religion. It is a fortress of good hope for the oppressed, a refuge for minorities, and a place of salvation for all who call it home.”
Nasir stressed on the importance of education and urged the community to contribute toward the development of Pakistan.
“Let’s be the initiators rather than being the complainers, let’s be the authors of promoting equality rather than being critics of justice, let’s be the torch-bearers of knowledge rather than being the followers of farfetched unsocial values, let’s become the proud youth of Pakistan and work toward the progress of our motherland rather than being the influencers of our counterparts,” he added.
The principal’s speech was followed by a cultural program, in which PISJ-ES students from all grade levels performed on the country’s national and patriotic songs.
Through a series of dances, students presented the vibrant colors of Pakistan’s provincial and national apparel, its natural beauty and achievements.
A duet recital by senior school boys was another highlight of the event.
The principal presented a shield as a souvenir of gratitude to the chief guest.
The program concluded with a cake-cutting ceremony.

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