HOW WE CELEBRATED THE REPUBLIC DAY
Points: Introduction – Assembly in the school – A public meeting – A friendly foot-ball match – Conclusion.
The Republic Day was celebrated on the 23rd March, in a befitting manner. As directed by the Principal, we assembled in the school compound at 7.30 A.M. The school was beautifully decorated. All the teachers also attended. Admist shouts of Pakistan Zindabad, the National Flag was hoisted by the Principal.
This over, we hurried to the Quaid's mazar in our school buses. There was a large gathering, about five thousands in the least. Twenty-one bombs roared in succession. Immediately thereafter the Governor ascended the dias and hoisted the national flag. After that there was a parade of the army men and the Boys Scouts. At length the people assembled formed themselves int6 a mile-long procession. The procession moved towards the Bunder Road with national slogans.
At. 3.P.M. a meeting was held in the school auditorium. The gathering was a huge one. Both the teachers and students participated. National songs were sung both in Urdu and Sindhi. Many teachers spoke on the occasion. The speakers threw light on the memorable Lahore Resolution of March 23, 1940. They expressed how the resolution formed the basis of Indian Muslims' move for a separate homeland for them. Ultimately the united efforts of the Muslims under the leadership of the Quaid-e-Azam were crowned with success on the 14th August 1947.
In the end, the Principal of the school gave a highly educative and purposeful speech which contained valuable advices to the students. Prizes were distributed to the best participants. The function was rounded up by the distribution of sweets and refreshment to the teachers.
At 5.P.M. there was a friendly foot-ball match between the teachers and the students. It was really a very amusing game. It is needless to say that the teachers were miserably defeated.