Is Defense Day or 6 September a Public Holiday?
Defense Day is not a public holiday. 6 September holiday was eliminated many years before. Now this day is only an observance.
What is defense Day of Pakistan?
Defense Day is the national day of Pakistan which is celebrated every year on 6th to commemorate the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers in defending its borders in the war of 1965 with India. When Indian troops crossed the international border to launch an attack on Pakistan.
It was an unprovoked surprise attack by India, which was repulsed by the Pakistan Army despite its smaller size and fewer armaments.
Why India started a War with Pakistan in 1965?
After the independence of Pakistan and India in
1947 there were some unsolved issues like the water dispute and the Kashmir
issue paving the way but things were somehow rationalizing to some extent.
Then in 1965, the Indian army attacked Pakistan without any declaration, any sign or warning, this was done to startle the army and catch them off guard. The Indian forces did what they could do. They wanted to recapture some parts of Pakistan, the armed forces of Pakistan defeated them well.
What Happened during the War?
The Pakistani soldiers did not even for a second tremble with fear but with highest hopes in Allah Almighty and love for their country they fought against those savage monsters. The Pakistani army fought with great courage and bravery. They were ready for give their lives for their beloved country.
This fight prevailed over 17 days and the result was what no Indian had expected. Pakistan won this war with a great advantage banishing the Indians out of their country Pakistan. They fought so bravely that the whole world now appreciates them for their courage and their patriotism. Many of our great soldiers lost their lives during this battle some of which are very prominent like:
Major Aziz Bhatti:
Major Aziz Bhatti was martyred during the war of 1965. He shown bravery and destroyed or killed Indian Army badly. He fought with great zeal and energy. He has been given Nishan-e-Haider for his outstanding bravery in this war. He is also known as “Muhafiz-e-Lahore”.
There were many others as well who sacrificed themselves for the safeguard of our country.
How the Defense Day is celebrated?
The Army of Pakistan displays its 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 the Army Medical Corps.
These shows are also displayed on TV channels of Pakistan. National songs, special documentaries and about 6 September 1965 and the stories of the people who were martyred on that day are displayed on TV. A special drama on the war of 1965 named after Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed is also broadcasted on the national TV of Pakistan.
The facts are told of how people sacrificed their lives for the defense of the country and what the responsibility is of the younger generation, the children, who are the future of Pakistan.
The change of guard ceremony takes place at Mezar-e-Quaid, Karachi, where the cadets of Pakistan Air Force Academy present the Guard of Honor and take the charge.