Quaid Week 2020
Sitara Hilal Foundation believes in dedicating effort to the right causes upon which its foundation laid. Remembering why SHF was created, “We envision to revive the spirit of patriotism in our youth with SHF. We are focused on bringing back the values Pakistan was founded upon by its Founder Ibrahim Hasan Murad, Sitara Hilal Foundation celebrated Quaid Week 2020 from the 21st December to 24th December. Quaid day is an important event for all Pakistanis as it’s the birth date of the father of the nation, thanks to him that Pakistan exists as a Nation on the globe today; hence it dedicated an entire week for its celebration.
Day 1: Marked the opening ceremony of the event, Founder Sitara Hilal Foundation Mr. Ibrahim Hasan Murad joined the event as a chief guest and addressed the audience which consisted of individuals of all ages. In his speech, Founder SHF quoted the Quaid and asked the audience to emphasize the ideal Muslim and Pakistani character. Furthermore, he also took an oath from the audience to protect our country and its dignity as a Pakistani citizen. Day 1 hosted different segments of the program including the Mili Naghma & Debate competition, allowing students of all ages to showcase their talent. Aoo Rang Karyn Team has started the Quaid portrait. Aao Rang Karyn’s team gave an introduction about what is Street Art and Street Arts concept in Pakistan. Activity is about to do an interaction with an audience and this whole project is to pay tribute to Quaid-i- Azam.ARK took inspiration from street arts used the stencil technique to create the Quaid-i-Azam portraits.
Students from different schools such as Adabistan-e-Soophia, Allied School, The Punjab School, Pak Turk School, UMT Symphony Club, UMT Students, University of Education Student, AOO Rang Karyn team, UMT Debating Club, and SHF Volunteers. The event was successfully concluded with the Manager SHF expressing her gratitude and presenting a souvenir to Founder SHF.
Day 2: The second day of the 4-day event was commenced by a special guest Former Air Commodore Mr. Khalid Chishti. The lecture was insightful yet interesting as the former commodore shared his experiences with the audience which particularly caught the attention of senior UMT staff members. The topic of his lecture was “The Untold and Unseen of Mr. Jinnah.” The session revolved around unseen facts and aspects of Jinnah’s life, both professional and personal which showcased the rare side of Quaid’s personality not many Pakistanis know of. The session was overall quite attention-grabbing as the speaker’s energetic persona made it very interactive.
Day 3: The activities of the day mostly dedicated to the performances of our rising youth. For this day we had a very special guest who can proudly be called the fame of Pakistan, Mr. Haseeb Pasha, more popularly known as Hamoon Jadugar from the famous Pakistani drama “Ainak Wala Jin.” Mr. Haseeb Pasha was invited to judge the performances for the day. UMT and UCP were invited to perform on our given theme of the week which was Quaid Ka Pakistan. All of the teams gave their best and left the audience appreciating and wanting more.
Day 4: Whereas, the fourth day, being the last day held the closing ceremony. Two notable guests, Senior TV artist & a well-known personality Mr. Khalid Butt along with the highly applauded singer Sajjad Haider were invited to enhance our celebrations with their presence. Major highlights of this day included closing performances that were materially benefited for, and a Certificate distribution ceremony for all participants, including the SHF volunteers. Certificates were distributed by our guests, followed by a cake-cutting ceremony. The cake-cutting ceremony symbolized love for Quaid and the country, as all the audience collectively recited a prayer for him afterward. Aoo Rang Karyn team completed the Quaid portrait The ceremony ended with Manager Miss Sadaf Zubair presenting gift souvenirs to guests both as a symbol of appreciation and their esteemed presence in our event.
Special Thanks to UMT Faculty members, Prof Dr. Rahat ul Ain, Prof Dr. Mumtaz Akhtar, Prof Dr. Lodhi, Prof Dr. Shariqa Nasreen, Associate Prof Dr. Munaaz Shahid, and other staff members who spared time out of their busy schedule to attend SHF Quaid week activities. Also, SHF is very grateful to OCMS, OTS, OSSV Major Abrar, and his team for all the help and cooperation.