23rd March Parade

As Light Within‘s latest entry states, tomorrow is Pakistan Day, a day celebrated to mark the occasion when the Pakistan Resolution was passed in Lahore in 1940. The main event of the day is a parade in front of the Presidency by all the armed forces, attended by the President, Prime Minister, other officials and a sizeable public. It also consists of many other units representing the country’s arts and crafts, cultures of different provinces and various parts of Pakistani society.

I remember how when I was much younger, soldiers would start arriving over a month before the event for rehearsals with tanks and heavy vehicles coming in a bit later. Air Force jets would start practicing days before and we would regularly go to watch all this and the full-dress rehearsal a day or 2 before the final event. Living and going to school close to the parade area made us feel really lucky.

Though it seems to have lost the zeal and excitement of past years, maybe due to more pressing issues for everyone and partly due to us having grown up and lost interest, it still is an event not to be missed if you haven’t seen it yet.

One thought on “23rd March Parade

  1. Hello everybody,
    most of the persons that I know get their holidays from their job in the summer months, but myself, I go to work the whole summer. Now my extra well deserved vacation period is coming also for me. This time I wanna fly to Asia. In these moment I have a travel catalogue always opened to search for l . I am gonna fly to Bangkok and then I will choose what to do. I am single, so the whole continent is my oister.
    bye bye,
    Herbert

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