Independence Day is a time to remember the sacrifices made by our founding fathers and to reflect on the values that they fought for. However, in recent years, there has been a growing trend of young people who do not believe in or respect these values.
Several factors have contributed to the young generation in Pakistan abandoning belief and respect for the values of celebrating Independence Day.
Lack of knowledge about the Pakistan movement and the sacrifices of freedom fighters:
Many young people in Pakistan are not aware of the history of the Pakistan movement, or the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters who fought for the creation of Pakistan. This lack of knowledge leads to a lack of appreciation for the value of Independence Day.
Disillusionment with the current state of affairs in the country:
Many young people in Pakistan are disillusioned with the current state of affairs in the country. They see corruption, poverty, and inequality everywhere they look. This disillusionment leads them to question the value of Independence Day and what it means to be a Pakistani.
Increasing exposure to Western culture:
The increasing exposure of young people in Pakistan to Western culture through the media and the internet can lead to a decline in traditional values, including patriotism and nationalism. This can make them see Independence Day as an outdated tradition that has no relevance to their lives.
The security challenges that Pakistan has faced in recent years, such as terrorism and sectarian violence, have made it difficult for the government to hold large public events, such as Independence Day celebrations. This has led to a decline in enthusiasm for Independence Day among young people.
It is important to note that while there is a growing trend of young people in Pakistan abandoning belief and respect for the values of celebrating Independence Day, there are still many young people who are passionate about their country and committed to making Pakistan a better place. The challenges mentioned above are real and have contributed to a decline in enthusiasm for Independence Day among young people, but they should not be seen as insurmountable. Many things can be done to address these challenges and to reignite the enthusiasm of young people for Independence Day.
It is important to address the trend of young people in Pakistan abandoning belief and respect for the values of Independence Day. If we do not, we risk losing the next generation of Pakistanis to apathy and cynicism. We need to find ways to reconnect young people with the history and values of Pakistan. We need to show them that this country has a bright future and that they can play a role in making it happen.
Here are some things that can be done to address the trend of young people in Pakistan abandoning belief and respect for the values of Independence Day:
Teach young people about the history of Pakistan and the sacrifices made by the founding fathers:
This can be done in schools, through extracurricular activities, and in the media. By learning about the history of Pakistan, young people can develop a sense of pride and belonging to their country. They can also learn about the sacrifices that have been made for Pakistan’s independence, which can inspire them to work for the betterment of their country.
Highlight the positive aspects of Pakistani culture and society:
This can be done by celebrating Pakistani achievements in the arts, sports, and sciences. By highlighting the positive aspects of Pakistani culture and society, young people can develop a more positive outlook on their country. They can also learn about the many contributions that Pakistanis have made to the world, which can inspire them to be proud of their heritage.
By taking these steps, we can help to ensure that the next generation of Pakistanis will continue to believe in the values of Independence Day and will work to make Pakistan a better country.