Lahore: Higher Education Department has announced a comprehensive schedule of independence celebrations in every division of the province. Provincial Secretary Higher Education, Abdullah Khan Sumbal has said that on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, 19-day special independence celebrations will be held from August 12 to 30 in all male and female colleges of Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Sargodha and Gujranwala divisions.
He said that 597 speech competitions and discussions would be held in all colleges of the province. 194 special walks while 612 functions of candle lit will be held in connection with independence celebrations, he added. Secretary Higher Education said that 106 special exhibitions regarding independence will also be held in the colleges of nine divisions.
He said that 634 sports competitions will be held with the collaboration of sports departments of all colleges of Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Rawalpindi divisions besides 664 national flag hoisting functions will be held in the colleges.