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Mehwish Ashraf

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Hilal Kids English

A Magical Tale of Pakistan’s Birth

February 2024

In a bustling classroom of a school in Lahore, Mr. Khan, the social studies teacher, held a captivating storybook in his hands. The students sat in anticipation, their eyes wide with curiosity. With a mischievous glint in his eyes, Mr. Khan began, “Class, today I'm going to share with you a magical tale – the story of Pakistan's birth.”
    Eighty years ago, in the mystical city of Lahore, leaders gathered like wizards, their minds filled with enchantments that would shape the destiny of a nation. The All-India Muslim League, our key in this tale, was crafted in 1906, unlocking the door to Muslim aspirations for safeguarding political rights.
    As the teacher animatedly described the Lucknow Session of 1916, a tentative alliance formed between the Muslim League and the Indian National Congress, adding a thread of cooperation to the narrative. The students exchanged excited glances, drawn into the unfolding magic. “Now, close your eyes and imagine the Khilafat Movement in the 1920s,” the teacher urged, as he painted a vivid picture of a shared struggle against British policies. However, the tapestry of a united India remained elusive, setting the stage for a monumental moment – the Lahore Resolution of 1940.
    “This wasn't just any proclamation, my dear students. It was a golden thread connecting past struggles and future dreams, demanding a separate land,” the teacher continued, his voice filled with theatrical flair.
    The classroom transformed into a realm of imagination as Mr. Khan conjured an image of leaders as master weavers, skillfully crafting the desires of the Muslim community for a haven where faith could be freely practiced, and cultural identity preserved. “Fast forward to 1947, a year of pure magic when leaders announced the creation of Pakistan!” he exclaimed. The classroom echoed with gasps and whispers, as if the very walls were sharing in the excitement. “Every year, on 23rd of March, Pakistan comes alive with parades, flags, and smiles – a vibrant tapestry of pride and gratitude for the brave leaders who wove the threads of destiny.”
    And so, the enchanting story of 23rd March – the day when the foundation brick of Pakistan was laid – unfolded in that classroom, creating a magical land where unity, diversity, and freedom thrived happily ever after.
 

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Mehwish Ashraf

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