DEFENSE Day, 6th,September,2018
6th of September is celebrated each year as the Defense Day of Pakistan. It was on this day in 1965, that India launched her forces and attacked Pakistan across the international border without a warning or declaration of war. This action of India, which claims to be the largest democracy in the world, was in utter violation of International law, charter of the United Nations and norms of civilized behavior among states.
Defense Day is celebrated on September 6 as a reminder of the sacrifices our brave soldiers made for our country in 1965. In connection to this day, Sargodhian Spirit Public School Rashidabad , arranged a colorful ceremony to mark this special Day of Pakistan. This evocative commemoration was participated by a number of schools in and outside the Rashidabad Community. Exuberant and beaming faces in a wide variety of national attire and Forces’ uniform could be seen everywhere. The celebration commenced with the recitation by the students of SSTPSR. Beautiful presentations by the young, brimming students, lovely national songs by the School Choir and SST students’ English Skit were the highlights of the event .Students of Y.K Academy, Talha Public School, The Smart School and Foundation Public School delivered their speeches on the topic “Defense Day of Pakistan” in English and Urdu languages. The spirited and zestful boys from the Deaf Reach School, Y.K Academy and some other schools manifested National songs which were highly applauded by the audience. Youngsters of the Rashidabad Community and the Deaf Reach School exhibited commendable performances on various National Songs and presented astounding tableaus which thrilled and moved the audience.
In his message on this auspicious occasion, the Principal SST, Air Cadre (Retd) Nayyer Qayyum Khwaja said that on 6th September, 1965, in a remarkable show of unity , both the people and the armed forces of Pakistan stood firm and inflicted a crushing defeat on the enemy, many times larger in size than theirs. He further added that the unprecedented challenges faced by the country call for reviving the same spirit of Nationhood. He, therefore, requested the audience especially the young students to learn great lessons from the glorious history of their country, and to stand in unison to safeguard it from both internal and external insurgency. The event was concluded by singing the National Anthem with great fervor followed by an uproarious pronouncement of ‘Naara e Pakistan’.