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Special events take place on every 23rd March in UK

Special events take place on every 23rd March in UK

Children in the UK celebrate the Day with great zeal and enthusiasm

Interview with Mubashir Nawaz Chandio — London-based Pakistani accountant

PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please:

Mubashir Nawaz Chandio: I am 45-year-old accountant living in London. I am a responsible and organized individual who values stability and structure in life. I am analytical and detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic and a desire to achieve success in my career. I am also cautious and conservative in my decision-making, preferring to rely on logic and reason rather than taking risks or acting impulsively.

In terms of my personal life, I value close relationships with family and friends, and prioritize spending time with loved ones outside of work. I have also had a strong sense of community and involved in local organizations or activities, living in London. I have an appreciation for culture, history, and the arts, and enjoy exploring the city’s many museums, galleries, and theatres.

PAGE: Could you tell me about the Pakistan Day celebrations in the UK?

Mubashir Nawaz Chandio: Pakistan Day, also known as Pakistan Resolution Day, is celebrated annually on March 23rd to commemorate the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution in 1940, which ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan as an independent nation.

In the UK, Pakistani communities celebrate Pakistan Day through various events, cultural programs, and flag-raising ceremonies. These celebrations are usually organized by Pakistani community organizations, embassies, and consulates. In London, the Pakistan High Commission organizes a flag-raising ceremony on Pakistan Day. This event is attended by various dignitaries, including the High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, members of the Pakistani community, and representatives of other countries.

Apart from the flag-raising ceremony, Pakistani community organizations in the UK organize cultural programs that include traditional Pakistani music, dance, and food. These events bring together members of the Pakistani community and also provide an opportunity for the wider community in the UK to learn more about Pakistani culture and traditions. Overall, Pakistan Day celebrations in the UK provide a platform for the Pakistani community to showcase their cultural heritage, while also celebrating the historical significance of the day that led to the creation of Pakistan.

PAGE: What is your perspective about kids born in foreign countries and celebrating Pakistan Day with zeal?

Mubashir Nawaz Chandio: Children born to Pakistani parents in the UK often have a strong connection to their cultural roots and identity. They have been raised in a household that values Pakistani traditions, language, and history. As a result, they feel a strong sense of pride and patriotism towards Pakistan and its national celebrations including Pakistan Day. For these children, celebrating Pakistan Day provides an opportunity to connect with their heritage and learn more about the history and culture of their ancestral homeland. It also allows them to share their cultural traditions and values with their peers and the wider community. Furthermore, celebrating Pakistan Day in the UK also helps these children and their families to maintain a sense of connection and belonging to their Pakistani identity, even when living outside of Pakistan. Children born in the UK with Pakistani roots celebrate Pakistan Day with great zeal and enthusiasm as it allows them to connect with their cultural heritage and identity.

PAGE: Could you tell us about other nationals taking part in the celebrations along with Pakistani diaspora?

Mubashir Nawaz Chandio: Pakistan Day is a significant national holiday in Pakistan commemorating the adoption of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, which called for the establishment of a separate homeland for Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. While the day is primarily celebrated by the Pakistani diaspora around the world, it is not uncommon for people of other nationalities to take part in the celebrations as well. This is especially true in countries where there are significant Pakistani communities. In the UK, Pakistani communities often organize events to celebrate Pakistan Day, which are attended by both the Pakistani diaspora as well as members of other communities. These events may include cultural performances, food festivals, and flag-raising ceremonies. In addition, Pakistan embassies and consulates organize events to celebrate Pakistan Day, which are attended by both the Pakistani diaspora and members of the local community. These events provide an opportunity for people from different nationalities and backgrounds to come together and celebrate the cultural diversity and history of Pakistan. In conclusion, while Pakistan Day is primarily celebrated by the Pakistani diaspora, people of other nationalities often take part in the celebrations as well.

PAGE: How would you describe your love for Pakistan?

Mubashir Nawaz Chandio: Love for Pakistan comes from my personal connection, having been born there. Being raised in Pakistan creates a strong sense of identity and belonging, and it’s natural to feel a deep attachment to my home country. It’s also wonderful that I am living and working in London, as this can provide me with new experiences and perspectives that can enrich my understanding of both Pakistan and the wider world.

My love for Pakistan can continue to inspire and motivate me, and can be a source of pride and joy in my life, no matter where I am in the world. It’s wonderful to love Pakistan so much! Pakistan is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture, and there are many reasons to feel a deep appreciation and affection for it. My love for Pakistan can be a source of pride and inspiration, and can motivate me to work towards making positive changes in the country and in my own life.

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