Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari says Independence Day stands as a testament to our nation’s resilience and unity; underscores the importance of embracing the core values of tolerance, respect, and unity that define our nation’s true essence.
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) commemorated the nation’s 76th Independence Day with enthusiasm and fervor, highlighting unity and patriotism in a series of vibrant celebrations.
The event commenced at the National Headquarters (NHQ) of PRCS on Monday, where the atmosphere was adorned with the national colors of green and white, resonating the spirit of freedom. Distinguished guests, including Chairman PRCS Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, Secretary General Muhammad Abaidullah Khan,PRCS Treasurer and member managing body Dr.Irshad Muhammad and representatives of IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent, Norwegian Red Cross, and German Red Cross, as well as officers, volunteers, and students from various educational institutions of Islamabad, graced the occasion with their presence.
The festivities began with the national anthem song performance of volunteers and school on national theme. On this occasion, ceremonial cake cutting took placed at the NHQ lawn, symbolizing the unity and shared aspirations of the Pakistani people. This was followed by the hoisting of the national flag, signifying the essence of independence and sovereignty. The commemorative event took a dynamic turn with the commencement of the Ambulance Flag March, a procession of PRCS vehicles and ambulances, which embarked on a symbolic journey from the NHQ. The cavalcade, passed through the roads of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, receiving warm appreciation from the crowd.
Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, in a media interaction during the event, reflected on the significance of Independence Day. He stated, “Independence Day stands as a testament to our nation’s resilience and unity. It is a time to honor the unwavering spirit that unites us in our collective pursuit of progress and prosperity. We pay homage to the dedicated individuals who have tirelessly served and safeguarded our nation.”
Highlighting the relentless dedication of PRCS volunteers and staff, Chairman Laghari expressed immense pride in their ceaseless efforts to provide assistance, relief, and support to those in need. “As Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society,” he affirmed, “I take immense pride in the ceaseless endeavors of our volunteers and staff, who work tirelessly day and night to extend aid, alleviate suffering, and catalyze positive change in the lives of our fellow citizens. Our commitment to the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality remains steadfast.”
During the event, Secretary General Muhammad Abaidullah Khan also addressed the audience and expressed deep respect for the sacrifices and hardships endured by our predecessors, who laid the foundation for a self-reliant and autonomous Pakistan. He emphasized that PRCS, embodying the principles of compassion, has remained an inseparable component of our country’s essence right from its inception.
Coinciding with the celebrations, PRCS unveiled its new YouTube Channel, a significant milestone that underscores PRCS’s commitment to bolstering communication, engagement, and outreach within the community and beyond.