Independence day each year!

Each year we think about celebrating our independence day with great fervor. We plan a lot of things and then there are others who plan to sleep the entire day. Some of us take this opportunity to tell the upcoming generation how we got this beautiful land while others spend the entire day watching television. We all are different in our own ways, we all take things differently and we all have our own ways of celebrating something. Speaking of celebration of course we can’t deny the fact that a lot has changed over the years, the good old days of decorating our houses in colors of green and white, finding the biggest flag in the market, watching the fire works, bringing fire crackers, getting up in the morning to watch the glorious parade, singing patriotic songs, and the list is endless. There was something about the 14th of August that made us proud and happy. Times have changed, we have buried our good old traditions somewhere and adapted to the modern belief of less is more. Hence we think of not doing anything at all except maybe watch TV and sleep the whole day. Hats off to all those who still make an effort to keep the spirit alive! Truly!

I personally believe in keeping up with all that we have experienced over the years but also make a difference by doing something for my country. Planting a tree or two, eating with the poor, cleaning the neighborhood, educating poor children on my own etc.

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Over the years, we have heard some of the greatest patriotic songs of our times. Let’s relive those and recall the good times. I thought maybe it would make us stop and think for a second how we spent our independence day this year and inspire us enough to spend it differently next year. Enjoy!

Dil Dil Pakistan

How can we forget Dil Dil Pakistan. The song we grew up with! Its original version is still as fresh as ever in our minds and nothing beats that!

Jazba Junoon

Junoon brought forward a song that took the entire generation by storm. With glimpses of the 92 world cup in its video, it became an instant hit!

Ae Jawan

Ae Jawan by the young boys of Awaz shot in the breathtaking mountains of our country was a treat to watch.

Tera bina dil na lagay

Faakhir came out with his solo and touched hearts all over.

Ae Rah e Haq Ke Shaheedo

This years Coke Studio gave us goose bumps by bringing forward this masterpiece. A tribute to all martyrs who lost their lives for the beloved country.

Pakistan Pakistan

Mersmerizing vocals of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan never fail to win our hearts.

Main to daikhoo ga

Strings came out with this song in times of crisis and could relate to the common man and his problems. Became an instant hit!

Sohni dharti

Last years Coke Studio brought together different artists to relive this beauty.

 

There are of course many other beautiful patriotic songs out there. Do tell us your favorites! 🙂

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The man that changed the world map. He fought to create the country we call our home, Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah known as the Quaid-e-azam took a dream, a hope, a thought and made it a reality.

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Let’s make our Quaid proud. He gave us this beautiful homeland  and its upto us to take care of it preserve its ideology. Let’s not forget the minorities are very much a part of each and every one of us. Live and let live!

Long live Pakistan!

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