Jashan-e-Azadi preparations have been started here as the nation will celebrate its Independence Day with great enthusiasm and national fervor on Aug 14 (Friday).
Preparations are underway across Rawalpindi district like other parts of the country to mark the Independence Day of Pakistan in a befitting manner.
With the start of August, the preparations for the celebrations of the 73nd Independence Day of Pakistan had begun in every nook and corner of the city to celebrate the day with zeal and zest.
As the Independence Day gets nearer, the buildings are being illuminated and a number of colourful activities have also been planned to mark this occasion with great enthusiasm.
Different public and private departments will hold special functions and activities including seminars, discussion programmes, photographic exhibitions, painting, poetry, national songs and debate competitions with the focus on acknowledging the contribution of leaders of Pakistan movement and sacrifices of national heroes.
Nowadays, printers and makers of buntings, flags, banners and badges are fully engaged in their business.
Jashan-e-Azadi preparations are at its peak as seven days left and the citizens are getting ready to celebrate the Independence Day.
The most enthusiastic are children who are busy collecting stickers, badges and also beautifying their bicycles with special stickers inscribed with messages of Independence Day.
The Makers of buntings, flags, banners and badges are working round the clock to meet demand as well as supplying to other adjoining areas of the city.
Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) will also arrange artisans exhibition, photographic exhibitions and other activities to mark Independence Day.
A number of stalls carrying bunting, flags, badges, Azadi dresses, toys and other accessories have been set up in all commercial areas of the city to attract youth and children.
Many food outlets are ready to offer Azadi deals with the discount to attract food lovers while different boutiques and shops offer the huge variety of Azadi dresses. “We have planned to wear Azadi dresses of green and white colour, bangles and badges and visit some recreational places if the weather remains pleasant,” said Asifa.