A SPEECH ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
Respectable principle, honorable teachers, and dear students! As-salam-o-Alikum.
I am here to explain and make you understand the importance of independence.
As all of you know that independence is a blessing. Slavery decays everything. Independence of a nation is very necessary for its existence in the world.
I am going to tell you about the independence of Pakistan. Long ago, nearly a century ago, the subcontinent was under the rule of Britain. Hindus and Muslims were two major nations there. Departure of English was bringing Hindus as the new ruler of the subcontinent.
But the Muslims of the subcontinent struggled hard under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
With their utmost efforts, they made Britain realized that they exist and they will not let Hindus rule over them.
Muslims proved that they are not minority to be ignored. They are different from Hindus in all respects. Quaid-e-Azam himself affirmed in his speech three years before the birth of Pakistan:
“We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of values and proportion, legal laws and moral codes, custom and tradition, aptitude and ambitions----- in short we have our own distinctive outlook of life.”
The speech made powerful impacts on the Muslims of subcontinent. They came to know that there are many examples in the history of young nations, building themselves up by sheer determination and force of character.
Quaid-e-Azam made his people realized that they are made of sterling material and second to none.
This enriched them with such a powerful spirit that they courageously opposed the HINDUS theory. They made sacrifices for the achievement of their country.
Honorable sir, you certainly know about their sacrifices. The tears are trying to come out of my eyes as I am thinking about their sacrifices.
Yes sir… Muslims not only have to lose their lives but also their self respects and self-esteem. A number of our daughters were dishonored. They were wildly rapped. So many children were killed mercilessly. The pregnant wives stabbed and humiliated. Young sons were shot dead before the very eyes of their mothers. The fields were burnt. The houses were dashed to grounds. The buildings and properties were turned to ashes.
All these and many other acts of barbarism are enough to break even a hard heart.
Respectable audience! I am unable to explain my stance any more.
I just humbly request you to give value to this independence which was got, not, but snatched from the cruel clutches of Hindus, Sikhs and Britain.
14th of August 1947, was a day of independence, a day of relief after a number of miseries, a day of excitement after so many hardships, and a day of making merriment after suffering a mountain of sorrows. They were now to live according to their own will, according to the rules and regulations set by our Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W).
And now we are enjoying our independence because of the grand sacrifices of our forefathers.
At the end I humbly request you to live for Pakistan, to work for Pakistan and be ready to give everything of you for the prosperity of Pakistan.
Thanks to every one of you.
Long Live Pakistan.