We have a busy week celebrating the diversity of our student body. On 23rd March we will be commemorating Pakistan Resolution Day.
Pakistan Resolution Day commemorates the ‘Lahore Resolution’ of 1940. This is known as the Pakistan Resolution which led to the creation of Pakistan. The Lahore Resolution rejected the concept of a United India and proposed the creation of an independent state for Muslims, even though it didn’t mention Pakistan at all. This paved the way for the creation of Pakistan on August 14th 1947, when it became the world's first Islamic republic.
To mark the resolution the Minar-e-Pakistan was constructed in the 1960’s on the site in Iqbal Park where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution.
The day is celebrated with an early morning military and civilian parade in Islamabad, and with gun salutes in Islamabad and provincial capitals.
The national flag is flown from all government buildings.
The President confers national awards and medals and wreaths are laid at the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore and Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi.
Did you know?The white and green background of the Pakistan flag represents the minorities and Muslim majority respectively. The crescent symbolises progress and the 5 rayed star represents light and knowledge.
The flag was adopted in 1947.
- Pakistan has the largest canal based irrigation system in the world.
- Pakistan International Airlines holds the world record for flying the fastest between London and Karachi. In 1962, the flight took 6 hours, 43 minutes and 55 seconds, a record which remains unbroken today.
- The youngest civil judge in the world was from Pakistan. Mohammed Ilysa passed the exam aged 20 years and 9 months.
- Khewra Salt Mine is the second largest and oldest salt mine in the world.
- The Biafo Glacier, the largest glacial system outside of the polar region, is in Pakistan.
- Pakistan is the only nation in the world to be established on the basis of religion.
- Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan and of any muslim nation.
To help celebrate Pakistan Resolution Day, our Delischool chefs will be cooking up some traditional Pakistani food:
Chef Rizzal at JB will be preparing:
- Chicken Karahi with Jeera Rice and Cucumber Raita
- Beef Boti with Naan and Salad
- Chana Pindi with Rice and Poppadom
Chef Asrul at EP will be preparing:
- Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao with Chicken Korma and Poppadom
- Beef Kofta with Chapati and Kachumber Salad
- Aloo Baingan with Steamed Rice and Poppadom
And here's some photos from the day! Did you try any of the dishes our Chef's prepared?