ISLAMABAD, Dec 20 (APP):Nation will mark the 141st birthday of Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on December 25 (Monday) across the country with traditional zeal and fervour.
Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 in Karachi.
The birthday is a public holiday and the national flag will be hoisted on principal government buildings throughout the country. The day will dawn with special prayers for the security, progress and prosperity of the country.
Federal Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage will celebrate the day with the theme “Hamara Quaid and Mein Hoon Quaid Ka Pakistan”.
Special events will be arranged on the day to highlight and promote ideals and views of the Father of the Nation, particularly with regards to rule of law, supremacy of constitution and upholding of democracy.
The celebrations would be aimed at educating the youth about the Quaid’s vision and Pakistan’s ideology.
Activities will be held in schools and colleges and the government, social and literary organizations will arrange special programmes to shed light on Quaid-i-Azam’s lifelong political struggle and his guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline.
Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will hold a week long programme to celebrate the Quaid’s birthday including speech contest on December 21, Tableau contest on December 22 and National Songs competition on December 23.
Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications is arranging a week-long photographic and paintings exhibition on birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam titled “Hamara Quaid” at Aiwan-i-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park, F-9.
This exhibition will open from December 20 and continue till December 25 for general public.
Quran Khawani would be held at the Mazar-i-Quaid in Karachi, while change of guards ceremony would also take place.
A large number of people from all walks of life would visit the tomb to pay tribute to Quaid-i- Azam for his services he rendered for the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-continent.
Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a lawyer and politician and served as leader of the All India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan’s independence on August 14, 1947, and then as Pakistan’s first Governor-General until his death on September 11, 1948.