Graana Azadi Ride to mark 75th Independence Day celebrations

Staff Reporter

Raising awareness among youth about the sacrifices of our elders for an independent homeland, the country’s leading business entity ar-ranged a ceremonial Azadi Ride (Cycling Sunday) to celebrate the 75th Independence Day, encourag-ing masses to come forward and spread the spirit of patriotism in the city of Margalla hills.

The Azaadi Ride started from Jinnah Avenue, Bev-erly Centre, in front of the ‘Graana office’ at 6 p.m., witnessed a massive turnout of enthusiastic cyclists, dressed in different shades of green with the na-tional flag attached to their bicycles.

While enjoying the pleasant evening breeze, the cyclists pedaled through main commercial boule-vard – ‘Jinnah Avenue’, passing by the Kohsar Complex, Federal Secretariat, Constitution Avenue and Parliament House and went to conclude the ride at D-Chowk.

The event was attended by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Shafiq Akbar, Group Di-rector Mr. Farhan Javed, along with Superintendent of Police (SP), Islamabad city – Mr. Rana Wahab and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) – Ms. Amna Baig, besides other distinguished personali-ties of the federal capital.

A large number of commuters from twin cities Is-lamabad/Rawalpindi comprising youth, families, kids, civil societies, government officials and indi-viduals from all walks of life participated in the ceremonial Azadi ride cycling rally to celebrate Independence Day and to encourage the masses to come forward and spread the spirit of nationalism.

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