LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 2nd August, 2016) : The Punjab government has finalized a comprehensive programme to celebrate Independence Day with zeal and fervour as administration of all districts have been directed to organize special programmes to mark the day. This was stated by advisor to Punjab Chief Minister & Parliamentary Secretary Information and Culture Rana Muhammad Arshad while addressing a press conference at Qaddafi Stadium's committee room here on Tuesday.
He said the Chief Minister had formed a steering committee to celebrate I-Day in a befitting manner, adding that celebrations to mark the day have begun with the start of August, he added. He said that competitions of speeches and essays, sports and seminars would be organized at union councils, tehsils, district and provincial level to highlight the importance of the day. Functions of recitation of national anthem, national flag hoisting, competitions of paintings and national songs, poetry will also be held in different cities throughout the province wherein the heroes of Pakistan movement would be paid rich tributes, Rana Arshad added.
He said that every district would prepare its own float reflecting various colours of culture, history and love for the heroes of independence movement. Moreover, commendatory certificates would also be given at district level to the people shining in different fields of life. He said that living nations celebrate their national days in a befitting manner and participation of all segments of society especially youth would be ensured in the celebrations. He said that all provincial departments would also chalk out special programmes in connection with the day. He said that Archives Department would also arrange exhibition of rare pictures and items with regard to the Pakistan movement. He said that special functions would be organized at public libraries to encourage book reading.