A function of Hamdard Naunehal Assembly Karachi chapter, comprised speeches, national songs, tableaus and dua-i-Said, held yesterday on the theme: “Freedom ought to be guided by wisdom and intellect (Saying of Hakim Said)” at a local hotel.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President, Hamdard Foundation Pakistan said that only wishes could not change the destiny of a nation, but it needed continuous struggle with discipline, hard work with integrity and attainment of modern knowledge. Collective struggle and hard labour were the keys to open the doors of progress and development. However, as said by Hakim Said that freedom must be guided by wisdom and intellect as unbridled freedom was always harmful to the nation and freedom could be secured through using the intellect, understanding and hard work, she said, adding that careless and work-shy nations could not be able to maintain their independence and fell prey to other powerful nations.
‘You are lucky that you have born in an independent country of Pakistan and are unaware of deprivations of slavery. So you should value the freedom and protect it by your heart and soul and to achieve this purpose you should equip yourselves with best education and modern knowledge as no educated nation can ever become slave, she told the children.
Chief guest and seasoned journalist, Ghazi Salahuddin while addressing the function said certainly freedom should be guided by intellect, but intellect must be guided by knowledge and knowledge could be acquired through versatile study and reading of books of every science and knowledge.
He told the children that the country’s circumstances were not favorable, there was an atmosphere of fear and distress, no merit, no good standard of education and even there was no remedies of these evils, the only way to get rid of this bad situation is to empower yourselves with education and knowledge. Books could help you, because they widened the imagination of man. But they should guide their lives with intellect and wisdom, he stressed.
Young speakers also spoke. Besides teachers and students, parents and children in a large number attended the function.