Pakistan day was celebrated on Wednesday, 23rd March
Pakistan Day holds great importance for many Pakistanis. On 23rd March 1940 it was agreed that Indian Muslims would have their own homeland i.e. Pakistan. Pakistanis globally continue to celebrate their achievements on attaining Pakistan.
Jack Hunt School celebrated Pakistan Day on Wednesday, 23rd March.
The dining hall was bustling with colour and aromatic scents of Pakistani cuisine, where a mouth-watering Pakistani menu consisting of vegetable pakoras, onion bhaji, chicken biriyani, vegetable curry, steamed white rice, tarka dhal and naan bread was served.
Posters around School highlighted facts, people, places and foods prevalent in Pakistan, including the all-time legendary singer Malika Taranum Noor Jahan and the achievements of Benazir Bhutto, the first female President of Pakistan in 1988.
Tutor time was dedicated to the learning of Pakistan. Various interesting facts and details were relayed with the focus being the impressive contributions of Pakistani authors; Moniza Alvi’s, poem titled ‘presents from my aunt’ was studied.
Ms Hussain, the School’s International Education Coordinator launched a Pakistani/BAME author book or poem review competition which is open to all students. A big thank you for all that entry, and congratulation to Kianaat Bashir on her winning entry.
Urdu lessons delivered were dedicated to the learning of both past and modern Pakistan with every lesson starting with the Pakistani National anthem and Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s very famous poem, Dua. Students participated in a fun quiz and watched various cultural clips including national songs and a mehndi stall run by students.
Year 8 RPE lessons on Sikhism covered the formation of the Khalsa, the Indian Punjab and the struggles in gaining independence. This was very well received by students leading to interesting discussions and sharing of personal family accounts by RE teacher Ms Hussain.
International Education Coordinator