Pakistan Day, 2022
Lawrence College observed Pakistan Day with traditional zeal and zest. The day started with combined assembly of the three schools in the Senior School lawn. Naa’ra e Pakistan was raised and dua was offered for protection and prosperity of Pakistan. Young Gallians participated in School-wise function which was followed by combined assembly endowed with great spirit of patriotism.
The Senior School held the main function in Hamid Hall. It started with National Anthem. It was followed by recitation from the Holy Quran by Abdullah Kashif and translation by Saad Musa from Class VIII. Abdullah Syed from Class VIII, Ajlan Abbas from Class IX and Atif Nazeer from Class O-II talked about different aspects of Pakistan Movement, in general and Pakistan Resolution, in particular. A milli naghma was presented by Waqar Ali from Class Vlll. A video was shown by Pakistan Studies Department which highlighted the events that contributed to introduction of Pakistan Resolution and later creation of Pakistan. Syed Basharat Hussain, Head of Pakistan Studies Department, discussed the contribution of great leaders like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam.
Principal, Brigadier Mujahid Alam (Retd), highly appreciated the staff and students for celebrating Pakistan Day in such a dignified manner. He said that we needed to have introspection and self-examination to better equip ourselves to meet the challenges we encounter. Talking of the leaders of the Pakistan Movement, he said that a number of prominent leaders present on the occasion of the introduction of Pakistan Resolution were Bengalis. They were true and loyal Pakistanis, but unfortunately we couldn’t hold them together with us (the West Pakistan). He further said that we needed to take practical steps to make Pakistan strong and no one else could do that for us.
Kashmir Solidarity Day, 2022
Lawrence College celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th of February, 2022. On this day, we intend to convey a strong message to the world community that every passing second is adding to the sufferings of Kashmiris and at the same time it is bringing them close to their destination of independence and right of self-determination.
The day started with recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation by Hafiz Muhammad Hassan, Saadullah and Alam Khan from Class XI. Muhammad Shaheer and M. Qadeer Khan Class XI, Sameer Ali of Class O-III and Ayyan Qamar from Class X threw light on Kashmir issue and renewed the pledge, on behalf of the students, that they would stand by their Kashmiri brethren. Mr. Ahmadyar from Pakistan Studies Department and Mr. Basharat Hussain (HoD Pakistan Studies) dilated upon the historical background of the Kashmir issue and talked about the sufferings Kashmiri nation is going through.
The function concluded with the pledge that we must acknowledge and honour all the Kashmiris in the Indian-held Kashmir; the men, the women, the old and the children who continue to face the brutality and troubles so bravely. It is something that we and entire world should acknowledge and should stand for their genuine rights.