Saturday, May 25, 2013

Youm-e-Shuhada Stamps Issued by Pakistan Post 30-4-13



Youm-e-Shuhada is Pakistani equivalent of United States Memorial Day. Youm-e-Shuhada or Martyrs' Day is celebrated every year on 30 April. Pakistan Post has issued three commemorative Postage Stamps on the occasion of Youm-e-Shuhada on 30 April 2013 to pay homage to supreme sacrifices of SHUHADA (Martyrs) of Pakistan Army. Each stamp is of Rs 8 denomination.
The photos of Captain Karnal Sher Khan (Shaheed), Havildar Lalak Jan (Shaheed) recipient of Nishan-e-Haider (Highest Gallantry Military Award of Pakistan) and Naik Saif Ali Khan (Shaheed) recipient of Hilal-i-Kashmir (equivalent to Nishan-e-Haider). 
It is pertinent to mention that Yaum-e-Shuhada (Day of the Martyrs) is celebrated on April 30 every year to pay rich tributes to the brave sons of soil who rendered their lives for the defense of the motherland.
This lovely Pakistani Flag Heart goes to the heroes of Pakistan who laid their lives for their motherland and so does this poem:-

GOD BLESS OUR NATIVE LAND
(by Frances E. W. Harper)

God bless our native land,
Land of the newly free,
Oh may she ever stand
For truth and liberty.

God bless our native land,
Where sleep our kindred dead,
Let peace at thy command
Above their graves be shed.

God bless our native land,
Bring surcease to her strife,
And shower from thy hand
A more abundant life.

God bless our native land,
Her homes and children bless,
Oh may she ever stand
For truth and righteousness.

It would be an honor to share this issue with neighboring blogs at Postcard Friendship FridaySunday Stamps and Random Hearts.
What do you think about this issue? 

5 comments:

Lexman said...

Hi,

Would you be interested in exchanging a cover/postcard/used stamps?

I live in France.

Thanks in advance.

Lexman
http://jazzstamps.blogspot.fr/
lexmanbis@gmail.com

VioletSky said...

It is nice to see Pakistani stamps. Though, Havildar Lalak Jan does not look like a very pleasant fellow!

I really like that flag/heart.

Beth Niquette said...

These are quite lovely. Thank you for joining us! Have a lovely weekend and happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

Grace Bailhache said...

Hello,

It's been a while since my last participation but the pleasure is always the same to discover new people who share the same interest for cards and the stories behind them.

Well, it's really a discover for me, the words are very beautiful and they fit with the original intention.

Lovely participation !!!

Take care

Grace

Clytie said...

What a lovely heart - the color is especially eye catching, as most hearts I see are red!!!

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