OKARA: Independence Day was observed with zeal and fervor throughout the district and the main ceremony was held at the deputy commissioner’s office.
Uniformed personnel from Elite Force and Rescue 1122 presented the national flag salute and the national anthem was played. District police observed the event at the DPO’s office.
Deepalpur and Renala Khurd tehsil headquarters and municipal offices, schools and colleges had organized functions.
Paintings, calligraphy, flower shows, cultural performance at the arts council hall, sports competitions and debates in institutions were held. A special painting and calligraphy competition event of the students of the Fine Arts Department of Okara University was held at the Arts Council. It was supervised by the Head of Department, Dr. Anam and Prof. Hadia.
At Okara University (UO), VC Dr. Wajid held a ceremony attended by students, professors and Syndicate members Dr. Zaeem Lakhvi and Mazhar Sahi.
Two rallies were held in the neighborhood to mark the day.
The general public also took to the streets and enjoyed the activities. The children bought colorful clothes and other accessories to mark the day. The city’s main markets were buzzing with activity.
Posted in Dawn, August 15, 2022