On Sunday 22nd September 2013, Shaheed Foundation Pakistan arranged annual Picnic in the honour of martyrs' families belonging to various cities and towns of Southern Punjab. Martyrs families of Khan Pur, Och Sharif ,Bahawalpur,Yazmin, Daukota , Khairpur Tamiwali, Chishtian, Bahawal Nagar and those from the town of Forte Abbas participated in the picnic.
At 10.00 am in the morning all Shohadas families arrived at the Picnic point. There after they were introduced to each other. They were very glad to meet each other. Kids of Shohadas had the busiest day full of fanfare as they fully enjoyed swings ,boating ,rooksacks besides greeting the most especial thing of these deserts of Southern Punjab - The beautiful Peacock Species found here which are a source of attraction for every visitor to this city of Bahawalpur remained a treat to watch as they proudly spread their sparkling feathers to the joy of kids .
Shaheed Foundation Pakistan workers of the Punjab structure managed the picnic very well right from transporting the families from areas in the adjacencies and peripheries to the picnic point . Children were seemed merry-making as they enjoyed eatables and handy refreshments like Biscuits, Chocolates , Candies and other confectionary items which were especially arranged for kids and families of martyrs . The working brothers had taken special care in handling this aspect of the day in the otherwise bright sunny day of the South Punjab so as to make the day lively and memorable for the families of martyrs .
At around 2.00 pm a sumptuous lunch was served to Khanwada-e-Shohada.
At 3.30 pm a prize distribution ceremony was organized and the program began with the recitation of a few verses from the Holy Quran . Agha Fayyaz Hussain father of Shaheed Ghulam Abbas (Khanpur) recited the verses. Thereafter a Qasieda was presented for praising the Gracious Luminaries of Ahlul Bayt [AS] . Grandson of Shaheed Anwar Hayat (Khairpur Tamiwali) recited the Qasida. It was followed by Gifts disribution
Maulana Zameer Hussain (Khanpur) brother of Shaheed Zahid Abbas deeply appreciated the efforts and especially admired the introduction of Shohada families to each other .
At the end of program the Coordinator of Bahawalpur very warmly thanked the Khanwada-e-Shohdas for participating in annual picnic. All the participants especially kids of Shohada recited Dua-e-Imam-e-Zamana [atfs] emphatically and concluded the day.
Alhamdulillaah It is a matter of immense pride for Central Committee , Working Committee brothers of the region and all the members of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan ,that families of martyrs and kids in particular gave a very wholehearted and thorough approval to the efforts of the brothers for undertaking this event .
Inshallaah banking on the countless blessings of Imam-e-Zaman [atfs] Shaheed Foundation will continue its focussed humble efforts and everything within our means to provide comprehensive services in the multiple fields of health ,education , counselling and healthy entertainment to the families and children of the benefactors of Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan .
It may be noted that the projects undertaken throughout the year are improving tremendously with more and more experience of yester-years adding in . These projects serve multiple purposes , especially the annual picnic project ,which on one hand is sheer entertainment for youth and children ,on the other ,is a great opportunity of socialization for elderlies and ladies of the martyrs families.
Where-as in children it inculcates a strong sense of peer-competition in academic ,sports and co-curricular activities [and the opportunity is amply exploited towards this end ] ,in families and relatively grown up children it really helps in a genuine catharsis and really imparts psychological solace and comfort ,on learning that so many of us are all standing right beside each other in these difficult times.
An opportunity of a focussed socialization in this quick paced digital age ,also increases the insight of the social problems and stimulates a maturer and wiser thought process for decision making in children and families .Thus unnoticeably a lot of blessings of Allaah SWT are invited when-ever momineen [and that too Khanwada-e-Shohada ] gather .
Central Committee Shaheed Foundation Pakistan deeply thanks the working brothers for conducting an excellent event and earnestly hopes that coming events will be better still . Inshaallaah ,these selfless efforts will be rewarded by Masoomeen [AS] ,for loving whose names the Shohada-e-Azeez have shed their blood for.
May Allaah hasten the re-appearance of awaited saviour of mankind ,Imam Mehdi [atfs] and grant us strength and resilience to stand the tests and tribulations of time . May Allaah guide our efforts towards attaining His pleasure and nearness and guide our journey on this part till our final breaths.