Posted on 06/Sep/2018
We Pakistanis celebrate 6th of September as the Defence Day of Pakistan each year. it reminds us of the huge sacrifices given to protect our beloved country Pakistan. This date takes us back on a long journey of memories full of the sacrifices made by our honorable heroes of the army. It marks the day of the sacrifices of our soldiers. On this day, special ceremonies held all across the country to pay tribute to all martyrs who did exceptions in order to defend their country.
The day started with a thirty-one-gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one-gun salutes in provincial capitals. Parades will be held at all the PAF bases in the morning. Beside this, for the progress and wellbeing of the country, special prayers offer after Fajar in mosques. For the martyrs, Fateha and Quran Khawani also held in different places. Several functions arranged across the country to mark the day. At General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the main function of the day arranges to pay tributes to martyrs. In this regard Pakistani Media record special programmes to make the day special.
In order to commemorate the sacrifices of Pakistan armed forces and of the civilians, celebrations held in such a way that all the nation find a new spirit to serve the country in every way. During the war of 1965, our army did the marvels with the help of Almighty Allah. Their deeds cannot be forgotten. Not only the nation but the whole world witnessed the gallantry and valor of our soldiers. Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, the Company Commander in the Burki area of the Lahore sector played a critical role in stopping the advances of the enemy. For his outstanding gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the highest military award, Nishan-e- Haider.
Pakistan Airforce with their greatest brilliance played a critical role in protecting Pakistan at the time of war. The Pakistan Air Force pilots showed their skill and courage in the skies, and encounters were common. Legends were born as MM Alam who shot 5 enemy planes in less than one minute and has a haul of 9 enemy planes to his name. At this moment, the whole nation stood up to the challenge with an iron resolve. The nation mobilized at every level to raise funds, train as civilian guards, or as nurses in hospitals.
There is no doubt that many Défense days come in the lives of nations. Only those nations remind this who have given immense sacrifices in the defense of their beloved country. So, we should be celebrated our Defence Day exceedingly to tell our enemies that we are always ready beforehand. It was a message for our young generation that nothing is dearer than the motherland and we should be ready to sacrifice everything for it if needed.
On this day we should all pray for our martyred brothers and sisters. This day marks a glorious victory which has been placed down as a mighty achievement in history. Défence Day is a day of honor for us and people should celebrate it. Everyone should pray for all those who sacrificed themselves for our well being. Our country has given us so much and it is time now we do something in return.