See also: Defence Day in Urdu یوم دفاع ۔ یوم تفکر
Defence Day is celebrated on 6th September every year in Pakistan. It is celebrated on the memory of martyred people who gave sacrifices of their life for the defence of the country. Pak – India War II was fought in 1965. This was was ended on 6th September and both countries stopped damaging each other by using weapons etc. on 6th September, Defence Day of Pakistan. This war affected financially both countries but none of them could dominate. As Pakistan remained saved, Defence Day is celebrated on 6th September.
Pakistan and India, both countries fought that war for the issue of Kashmir but this issue remained unsolved. A lot of people lost their lives from both countries and a lot of weapons were used. Atlast on 6th September, this war was ended with the support of UN.
Pakistan celebrates this day yet just for telling native of Pakistan that how people were brave at the critical time and were proud of offering sacrifices of their lives for the defence of Pakistan. Everyone must be wise and brave like martyred people at any critical time. No one should feel any kind of hesitation for offering sacrifice of his life at the time of need.
The day of 6th September starts with special prayers for the peace and prosperity of Pakistan. President and Prime Minister and many ministers of Islamic Republic of Pakistan address on 6th September from special functions of Defence Day.
Army officers like Captain Sarwar Shaheed,Major Tufail Shaheed,Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed,Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed,Sawar Muhammad Hussain , Lance Naik Mehfooz Shaheed, Shaheed Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed, Captain Karnal Sher Shaheed and Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed gave sacrifices of their life and were awarded with “ Nishan-e-Hairder “ on 6th September, 1965. Nishan-e-Haider is a special batch which is given to brave martyred people in Pakistan who leave remarkable examples of bravery and sacrifices for nation.
Army of Pakistan displays the latest missiles, tanks, guns, army aviation helicopters and armament being used by Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Corps, Army Air Defence, Signals, Army Service Corps and Army Medical Corps live on various places. Everyone is allowed to watch such functions live by going to the specific places. These shows are displayed on national TV channels as well. National songs and special documentaries about 6th September, 1965 and martyred people of 6th September war are displayed on TV. It is told to people how people gave sacrifices for the defence of the country and what is the responsibility of young generation now.
An environment of patriot passion is generated in the whole county on Defence Day. Everyone decides in his mind he will do such works which will be significant for the country and pray for the independence of the country.
See also: Defence Day in Urdu یوم دفاع ۔ یوم تفکر
Two JF-17 Thunder aircraft in a airshow.
|Celebrations||Flag hoisting, Parade, Military exhibitions, award ceremonies, singing patriotic songs, entertainment and military programmes, speeches, etc.|
|Next time||6 September 2018 (2018-09-06)|
Defence Day (Urdu: یوم دفاع ALA-LC:Yaum-i DifāʿIPA: [jɔːm-e d̪ɪfɑː]) is a public holiday that is celebrated as national day to commemorate in the memory of Pakistan's successful defence against India that marked the ceasefire in the 1965 war on 6 September.
Indo-Pakistani war of 1965
Main article: Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Further information: Awards and decorations of the Pakistan Armed Forces
Army officers like Captain Sarwar, Major Tufail, Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, Major Shabbir Sharif, Major Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Hussain Janjua, Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz, and Havaldar Lalak Jan sacrificed their lives for Pakistan and were awarded with "Nishan-e-Haider" for their acts of exceptional bravery. Nishan-e-Haider is the highest military award given to soldiers of the army of Pakistan for their exceptional and remarkable bravery and sacrifice for their nation and country.
Celebrations and Parades
Army of Pakistan displays their latest missiles, tanks, guns, army aviation helicopters and armament being used by Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Corps, Army Air Defense, Signals, Army Service Corps and Army Medical Corps live on various places. Everyone is allowed to watch such functions live by going to the specific places. These shows are displayed on national channels as well. National songs and special documents about 6 September 1965 and martyred people of 6 September are displayed on TV. It is told to people how people gave sacrifices for the defense of the country and what is the responsibility of young generation now especially the children who are the future of Pakistan.
Defence Day celebrates the discipline, professionalism and patriotism of the Pakistan Armed Forces. It essentially celebrates the defence of Lahore in 1965.
The change of guard ceremony takes place at Mazar-e-Quaid, Karachi, where the cadets of Pakistan Air Force Academy present Guard of Honour and take the charge.