Pakistan celebrated its 70 years of existence and independence on 14th August, 2017. This is the date that reminds us of all the sacrifices of individuals who gave up their lives for a separate identity and homeland for Muslims of India. The day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal each year and children are always a major part of the celebrations. Their excitement and patriotism is easily seen on their faces and by their actions. They are the most excited among all, for this day, as they are usually seen wearing new white and green clothes and badges on this occasion and take part in the decoration of their homes and schools with Pakistani flags and green buntings etc.
Hence, HOPE – an educational NGO in Pakistan, always give a chance to those underprivileged children studying at HOPE Formal and Informal Schools to celebrate this day with great fervor. The children are encouraged to take part in singing national songs and perform whatever they like.
This year the function for Independence Day was held in the schools of Bilal Colony, Bhattaiyabad and Sachal Goth. Goody bags and sweets were distributed among the children that made them really happy and they really enjoyed their day.
Apart from that, Dr Mubina Agboatwalla, child specialist in Karachi and the visionary behind HOPE, herself celebrated the day with her patients at Sindh Government Hospital. She distributed food boxes and goody bags among the children to make the day memorable for them.
HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan aims to spread more happiness among children of these underprivileged areas under the leadership of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi and wants to instill the importance of this day in the children.