Pakistan honoured civilians for their contributions this Republic Day

Glorifying Patriotism

Pakistan held its Republic Day parade displaying its patriotism for the country in a grand official ceremony in Islamabad. Apart from the usual celebrations, for the first time, several citizens were honoured as the Pride of Pakistan. This addition to the ceremony brought noteworthy individuals to the spotlight who have outdone themselves and made the country proud. The list included around 90 extraordinary achievers from various fields who made it big despite the odds. Apart from known names such as HSY and Faisal Edhi, the list also includes other less-known heroes such as Parveen Saeed who runs Khana Ghar that provides meals to poor families at unbelievably low prices, Rafia Baig who is the first woman to join Pakistan’s bomb disposal squad, Ali Gohar who paints despite losing both hands in an electric shock, Mahendra Pal Singh whose the first Pakistani Sikh bowler at the PSL, famous mountaineers Ali Sadpara and Sajid Sadpara, Natalya Najam who is the fastest and youngest in the world to arrange the chemical elements of the periodic table in the shortest possible time, breaking the record of an Indian professor and Master Ayub who is a firefighter by profession but provides free education to children. This effort promotes inclusivity and the feeling of unity and ownership among the citizens.