Weekend always come as a relief from hectic routine of 5 working days. I always make sure to make these 2 days ideal for me and for my family. Thus this time we planned to watch a movie and went to posh movie area in Bahria Town. The place is beautifully decorated with full emphasis given on the comfort of audience. Mainly young lot is the target audience who are more tuned to visit and watch movies mostly with friends. In a nutshell the place is well maintained and organized.
Finally the curtain rose (just a phrase as there are no such curtains their), and as per normal custom, it directed to stand for the National Anthem. National Anthem started, as a norm me and my husband stood up in the respect and honor of national anthem. To my surprise, only 4 to 5 youngsters manage to stood up, while remaining remained busy texting, gossiping, eating pop corns etc. I looked around and said to my husband, it was just US Standing, weren’t we all supposed
to stand? He replied, these are today’s kids (as if we were decade older ones) I can still recall this practice back to our school days some 7 8 years back, when at the end of morning session, National Anthem would play and we all would sing it along and pay homage and tribute to our Country.
I am not here to give sermon to our youngsters or complaint as it is not their fault. It is the fault of our system, maybe our media. When we have started celebrating “valentine’s day” with more vigor, enthusiasm and charm as compared to Independence Day or Pakistan day, then such things are bound to happen. It has become normal practice that people spend Eid holidays sleeping all day (mostly think it is the Holiday they get disguised in the form of Eid) and rather enjoying and spending time with family, they sleep/ rest all day.
Today our kids are highly interested and attached towards cell phones, leaving behind book reading habits, they love to watch Indian soaps, not going through current affairs, they are ready to spend money for buying cell phones, gadgets; and not willing to spend meager amount on buying information books. But again we can’t put blame on any one
party as no single party is to be held responsible for this Long Live Pakistan.