Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Technology celebrated Independence cum Defence Day with patriotic passion and enthusiasm. The auspicious ceremony started with the recitation of the Holy Quran and after this all participated in National Anthem to commemorate the sovereignty of the nation. Speech & National Song competitions were conducted in which the students from all departments participated with full zeal & zest. The students in their inspiring speeches recollected the sacrifices of all martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the cause of Pakistan. The students paid tribute to the soldiers of September 06, 1965 by singing national song “Aay rahe-haq kay shaheedo, wafa ke tasveero, tmhain watan ke hawain salam kehte hain’. The winners of the competitions were awarded with the trophies by Engr. Nisar Ahmed Shakoor (Director PIET), Dr. Afzaal Ahmed, (HOD Mechanical Department) & Mr. Abdul Shakoor (Deputy Director Administration). Towards the end, Engr.Nisar Ahmed Shakoor, Director PIET advised the students to enlighten their minds with the glorious history of Pakistan which is full of inspiring and thought-provoking sayings of Quid-e-Azam and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. ‘The nations truly become successful if they remember their past and put efforts to pave the way for future by working with patriotic passion in their present’. This was the message given by Director PIET that our youth is really assets of Pakistan and he advised the students to bring change in tangible terms. He also praised the efforts of the Organizers for arranging such a memorable event at PIET. The ceremony ended with the prayers for prosperity of Pakistan.Indeed, it was a day of joy, a day to love and respect our country and make it a better place for Pakistanis to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity. Pakistan Zindabad!