Independence Day Celebrations at University of Education, Lahore


The 75th Independence Day was celebrated in all the Campuses of the University of Education. The central flag hoisting ceremony was held at the main Campus of University of Education, Township, Lahore, which was attended by Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Arshad, all Directors/Principals, faculty members and staff of the University. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) hoisted the National Flag, followed by the national anthem.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) said that August 14, 1947 is the day of victory, for which the Muslims of the Subcontinent made innumerable sacrifices according to the enthusiastic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam and the dream of Allama Iqbal. The establishment of Pakistan is certainly a miracle of recent history and we are thankful to Allah Almighty that we have been given such a great blessing as freedom, but we must ask ourselves today whether we have achieved those goals and objectives, for the acquisition of which we had acquired this homeland. Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha, emphasizing on the students, that today is the time for nation building and I am sure that the talent in our young generation will take full part in nation building. Today, we pledge to take this country to new heights of development, where merit and the rule of law are assured. He said that the University of Education also organized a speech contest on the occasion of Independence Day, which aims to inculcate in the young generation the idea of how this country was achieved and what are their responsibilities today.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Education added that we have achieved independence but there is still a lot to do with it. There is a need for more unity in the nation today, for which the Government has recently taken a revolutionary step by implementing a Single National Curriculum. Children in public and private schools and madrassas will study the same curriculum. Through this curriculum we will emerge as good citizens of the country. "Given our low literacy rate, we need to pay special attention to education so that we can catch up with other nations in science and technology, industry, agriculture and the economy," he added. At the end of the ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) also inaugurated a tree plantation campaign in front of the new academic block. A special prayer was offered for the development and prosperity of the beloved homeland.