India wanted Lahore. Did they achieve it? No! Pakistan was able to defend its territory! And in honor of that, Neitezens celebrate 6th September – Defence Day every year. Defence day of Pakistan is also known as Youm-e-Dafa. It recalls the day when the Pakistani military defended against the sudden attack gracefully by the Indian army in the Indo-Pak War of 1965.
What happened exactly?
The Indian troops breached the international border at midnight. Then, they raided the cities of Lahore, Kasur, and Sialkot without a formal declaration of war. Instead, the army generals proclaimed that they would throw a late-night success celebration in Lahore’s Gymkhana Club to mark their conquest of the Pakistani metropolis of Lahore, which was their primary objective. But, Alas! They miserably failed at it.
How long did it last?
After 17 long days, the war, at last, ended on September 22, 1965. It happened when both sides consented to the United Nations administrated ceasefire. Although, In addition to destroying the Indian troops, Pakistan’s stout resistance also smashed Indian plans. It retaliated with such intensity that the Indian forces managed to flee back to their nation. They understood fighting with Pakistan wasn’t a piece of cake for them. Our army is empowered with bravery, passion, zeal, and enthusiasm. As quoted by the nation’s founder, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “There is no power on Earth that can undo Pakistan.”
How is it celebrated?
The day was a federal holiday until the 1990s, but it is no longer recognized. The day’s spirit is still alive, though. The armed forces host events to passionately and vigorously commemorate Pakistan’s Defense Day. Here is a summary of the events, activities, and programs you can participate in on Defence Day this year, according to your city.
Change of Guards Ceremony:
At the Mazar-e-Quaid and Iqbal’s Mausoleum, an annual ritual known as the “Change of Guards” reveals young cadets from the Pakistan Armed Forces taking on guard duty in place of their comrades.
Documentaries with current or former officers are aired to uphold the spirit of patriotism and sacrifice. A playlist of flag-waving anthems, historical narratives of September 6, 1965, and the War of 1965 are also frequently incorporated into the mix.
Special Discounts and Sales:
The commercial sector celebrates defence day by offering special discounts and launching white and green collections. In addition, nationwide, well-known apparel, technology, and furniture retailers announce deals for Defence Day. Most discounts last for three days or even a week. For additional information about the most recent Defence Day discounts and offers, visit the social media profiles of your favorite brands.
In the end,
We owe it to the blood, sweat, and tears our brave armed forces shed for defending their land and protecting people’s lives. We salute our martyrs today and every day for their sacrifice. May Allah bless our armed forces with more strength to fight any external power and to keep Pakistan safe.
Techy Storm salutes the DEFENDERS, GHAZIS, AND SHAHEEDS. HAPPY DEFENCE DAY!