By Qasim Ali:
The Ismaili Silver Jubilee Band Gulmit organized All Gojal Independence Day Band Rally in Gulmit on the auspicious occasion of August 14. Six pipe bands from all over Gojal participated in the rally. Government officials of Pakistan, delegations from China, and the public of Gojal participated in large number.
The program started at 10:30 in the morning and continued till 2:30 in the afternoon. The day started with flag hoisting ceremony and then petrols of students from different schools and the band groups participated in march pass saluting the National Flag. Artists performed tabloos, skits, speeches, band performances, gymnastic, and other items related to the day. The speakers highlighted the history back to 1947 and emphasised on the teachings of Qaid-e-Azam. Special prayers were offered for the prosperity and dignity of Pakistan.
A Chinese delegation also participated in the event and showed solidarity and praised the friendship of Pakistan and China. Mr. Rana Noman, protocol officer to PM Nawaz Sharif with his team also attended the event. Mr. Sharif Khan President Ismaili Regional Council for Hunza and Raja Shahbaz Khan were guests at the event.