The Board of Management, Quaid-e-Azam House Museum – Institute of Nation Building observed Pakistan Day at Quaid-e-Azam House Museum Karachi on 23rd March, 2022.
The Flag hoisting ceremony was performed by Liaquat H. Merchant, Senior Vice Chairman and grandnephew of Quaid e Azam, Ikram Sehgal, Vice Chairman, Commodore (R) Sadeed Malik and members of the Board of Management, Quaid-e-Azam House Museum.
A student band from Ida Rieu School for special children played the National Anthem while the Pakistan flag was hoisted. Patriotic songs were sung by the students of Ida Rieu School, Jinnah Foundation School, and Hamdard Foundation School.
Addressing the audience, Liaquat H. Merchant said that 23rd March was a special day in Pakistan at par with 14th August. Mr Merchant said that the principles, ideals and vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for Pakistan should always be kept in mind in order to achieve unity, faith and discipline. He encouraged students to read more about Quaid-e-Azam and understand his vision for Pakistan. Mr Merchant gave students copies of “QUOTES FROM THE QUAID” compiled by Liaquat H Merchant and the late Professor Sharif ul Mujahid and published by Lightstone Publishers.
Nadira Panjwani, a Member of the Board of Management spoke on the achievements of Quaid-e-Azam and the future prospects of Pakistan as a Muslim State. She presented students copies of “OUR QUAID” written by Amina Azfar and published by Lightstone Publishers. This book was the brainchild of Liaquat H Merchant and was a project of the Jinnah Society. Ms. Panjwani recommended that “OUR QUAID” be prescribed by the Sindh Government Education Department for use in government schools across Sindh.
Amina Azfar said that she was pleased to write “OUR QUAID” for The Jinnah Society and hoped that the book would be widely read by students in Pakistan.
Ikram Sehgal said that, following the success of the Inter-School Declamation Competition 2022, the 23rd March 2022 event was also highly successful as it motivated students to attend, help hoist the flag and sing the National Anthem and patriotic songs. He advised students to read “OUR QUAID” and work hard to complete their studies and serve Pakistan to the best of their ability.
Ikram Sehgal thanked Liaquat Merchant, Nadira Panjwani, Amina Azfar, and Ameena Saiyid of Lightstone Publishers for publishing this book as well as the teachers and students present. He further said that he and Mr. Liaquat Merchant, Commodore (R) Sadeed Malik and the entire Board of Management of Quaid-e-Azam House Museum under the guidance of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will strive to make Quaid-e-Azam House an effective Institute of Nation building.
The event was compered by Ameena Saiyid, a Member of the Board of Management.