Altaf Hamid Rao;
MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): Like rest of the world, Azad Jammu Kashmir also observed World Fathers Day on Sunday with renewal of the pledge to love fathers to highest extent to keep the sole satisfied in view of the most dignified and supreme status of this relation at part with the supreme relation of mother, as also enshrined in the teachings of Islam.
Sons and daughters conveyed good wishes to their fathers coupled with the prayer for long lives of the fathers to keep the children intact with the blessing of this supreme relation side by side the mother. Whereas those unfortunate, who have lost this relation, prayed for the rest of the souls of their fathers in eternal peace. Special brief get-togethers, under set SOPs were hosted in various parts of AJK including Mirpur to observe the day for paying glowing tributes to the supreme relation of father.
Addressing a simple but impress ceremony hosted here on Sunday to mark the universal fathers day with President Jinnah Foundation of Azad Jammu Kashmir Dr. Amin Choudhry in the chair, speakers highlighted the superiority and importance of this relation as also confided and determined in the teachings of Islam. Speakers emphasized the need for maintaining the high decorum of the relation of father through showing maximum respect and honor of this superior relation all the time.
Highlighting the supremacy of the father, speakers including Medical Specialist of Family Medicines Jinnah Hospital Dr. Khalid Yousaf Mughal, top JKUJ leader and senior Kashmiri journalist Altaf Hamid Rao, senior Journalist and ex Secretary General Kashmir Press Club Sohrab Ahmed Khan, Youth Wing Leader of AJK Wasif Amin Chaudhry, Jeanzeb Amin Khan and others said that the word Father was a great delight and every one should deal with the father most pleasantly coupled with full respect and honor.
Speakers continued that Father’s Day has become a day to not only honor our hard working fathers, but also all men who act as a father figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends count too and are all honored on Father’s Day as well. The ceremony prayed for the rest of those departed souls who left to the ultimate abode after performing the role of highly characterful and responsible fathers in line with the need of this supreme relation, like mothers, for their rest in eternal peace.
“Father’s Day is observed every year. Like most sons or daughters, we are concerned about trying to get just the right gift that shows just how much we really love our father. What better way to honor our hard working father by purchasing for him some new high quality and incredibly comfortable Pakistan-made socks’ ‘, Speakers said while ventilating hearfelt feelings for this most noble relation besides the supreme relation of mother. Speakers said that the gravity of deep-rooted love for a father should also be asked from those hearts who lost this great relation and whose fathers are under the maunds of ‘Matti’ (earth refuse). They said that although father is a small word but the reality hidden in this word was ascertained only to those who, by now, have deprived of this most superior relation.
Speakers emphasized for obeying the healthy advice of father all the time to keep the soul satisfied besides fully acting upon the Islamic teachings which enshrined the superior status of the relations of father and mother.