Colors of Pakistan – Street Art in a Village of Pakistan – Part 3

Shahi Qila is one of the greatest historic forts that is also known as the most visiting spot of Lahore city. People love to visit that masterpiece of architect and symbol of beautiful Muslim history. The fort was built in 1566 however, renovated in the 17th century and onwards under the direction of different empires of Mughal, Sikhs, etc. People of Pakistan feel proud to have such an amazing heritage and do protect that national asset. In the current wall mural, the flag of Pakistan is waving on the top of the central gate of Shahi Qila moreover, beautiful patriotic lines of a famous national song are also been painted to express the love and affection for homeland Pakistan.

“Watan Ki Mitti Azeem Hai Tu, Azeem Tar Hum Bana Rahe Hain” is a patriotic slogan that embodies the love and respect we have for our country, Pakistan. The slogan is a powerful reminder of the significance of our soil, which is not only the foundation of our country but also represents our culture, heritage, and identity.

Pakistan is blessed with diverse landscapes, ranging from the majestic Himalayan mountains to the vast Thar Desert, from the lush green forests to the fertile plains. The soil of Pakistan is not only rich in minerals and nutrients, but it also has a historical significance as it has witnessed many important events throughout our country’s history.

The spirit of patriotism has also been highlighted through wall painting in Pind Sultani village. This message increases the love of their country among the natives and they also say that if the land of the country is great, then they are making it greater.

The slogan “Watan Ki Mitti Azeem Hai Tu, Azeem Tar Hum Bana Rahe Hain” emphasizes the greatness of our land and how it inspires us to become great ourselves. Our soil is the source of our strength, resilience, and pride. It is our heritage and legacy, and it is up to us to honor it and protect it.

As responsible citizens of Pakistan, it is our duty to take care of our soil and environment. We must avoid practices that harm our land, such as deforestation, overgrazing, and pollution. We should also promote sustainable development and work towards building a greener and cleaner Pakistan.

Water is a symbol of life that reflects water as a driving force of nature. There is a famous English maxim by Sylvia Earle; “no water, no life. No blue, no green.” There is a beautiful and deep social message that can be seen in the current wall painting. The earth is feeding the other natural resources with water as; every water is considered holy water for the life existence.

Pani sy say zindagi, which roughly translates to “life saved by water,” is a common phrase in Pakistan that highlights the importance of water in our lives. Water is not only essential for our survival but also plays a critical role in shaping our societies, economies, and ecosystems.

Mural paintings are done on the walls of Pind sultani village which is also a means of conveying a message to the people of the village and from this there are many wall paintings one of which is “Life from water” which also tells us the importance of water. That life is impossible without it.

In addition to these initiatives, individuals, and civil society organizations are also contributing to the cause of water conservation. Many NGOs are working on the ground to provide clean drinking water to the underserved communities and raise awareness about the importance of water conservation.
The railway is considered the mean of transportation for common people. It belongs to the public and serves the public. In the current wall mural, the train of Pakistan railway is been shown at the Pindsultani railway station. The beautiful scenery of the village along with black mountains, blue bright sky, eye-catching green fields, and beautiful trees are also enhancing the charm of the wall painting.

Pakistan is the home of multiethnic and culturally diverse people. In Pakistan, people live unanimously as in bouquet of diversity in terms of culture, ethnicity, religion, and tribes. In the contemporary wall mural, flowery creeper can be seen that reflects the colors of the love and life of our dearest motherland Pakistan. The stanza painted in this wall painting also reflects the love for the homeland for whom one can sacrifice his life without hesitation.

Subh-e-Hayat Ki Arz-e-Watan Main Shaam Jeena Bhi Is Ky Naam Ho, Marna Bhi Is Ky Naam Ho: Living and Dying for One’s Homeland.

The above verse is from a poem that reflects love and devotion to one’s country. It is a powerful message that emphasizes the importance of patriotism and willingness.25. “JASHN-E-AZAADI MUBARAK”
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is achieved as a Muslim state that will provide equals rights to all minority and equal rights to all the citizens. In the current wall painting, the historic “Darawar fort” is presented along with the date of its construction. The fort was initially constructed in the nineteenth century by the Hindu ruler Butta however, was reconstructed by Muslim Nawabs of the Bahawalpur state. The fort is the symbolic art piece of Hindu and Muslim civilizations.

Jashn-e-Azaadi Mubarak, or Independence Day, is a day of great significance and celebration for the people of Pakistan. This day commemorates the country’s independence from British colonial rule, which occurred on August 14, 1947. Every year, Pakistanis all over the world celebrate this day with great enthusiasm and national spirit.

The celebrations culminate in the spectacular display of fireworks that light up the night sky. People gather in parks, public spaces, and homes to watch the show and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The air is filled with the sound of laughter, music, and patriotic chants as people celebrate the country’s independence and national pride.

A wall painting has been painted on a wall in Pind Sultani village, celebrating the Independence Day. Similarly, the people of Pind Sultani village also love their homeland and on August 14, they take out a rally in which the young, old and young of the village sing the same slogan and celebrate independence.

Unity is the best tool to build a strong nation that also demands every individual to take apart and be answerable about his responsibilities. In this street wall painting, there is a message of unity and collective work for the Pakistani nation.

The phrase “Apna Kirdar Ada Kryn” roughly translates to “play your role” in Urdu, which is one of the official languages of Pakistan. The phrase emphasizes the importance of individual responsibility and contribution towards the betterment of the country.

To strengthen Pakistan, every citizen must take ownership of their role in society and work towards positive change. This can involve taking actions that align with personal values, such as participating in civic activities, promoting environmental sustainability, and celebrating diversity. It can also involve working towards personal growth and development, such as pursuing higher education, developing good habits, and improving one’s skills.

In this wall painting, it has been advised to make Pakistan strong. To make Pakistan strong, we have to play an important role for each and every person of this country so that the country and the nation will not become weak.

The plantation is the best tool to make our surroundings healthy and peaceful. Moreover, tree plantation is the most useful and healthy activity. In the current street painting of the village Pindsultani, the importance of tree plantation is been highlighted. Colorful trees that are reflecting all seasons of Pakistan along with all their beauty and significance.

In many cultures, trees have been regarded as symbols of strength, wisdom, and resilience. Trees are the lungs of the earth, providing oxygen and regulating the climate. They are the foundation of ecosystems and support a vast array of life forms. Trees provide shade in the hot sun, shelter in the cold rain, and are a source of food and medicine for humans and animals alike. Therefore, the metaphor of a tree and its shade holds a powerful message of selflessness and nurturing for others.
Bright morning from the sky of the world, bloomed rich green tree along with the message of green and clean Pakistan, all are presented in a signal frame of the contemporary wall oil painting. The brightness of the sun reflects the progress of Pakistan however, the green tree portrays Pakistan as a progressive country that is improving and getting successful day by day.

Pakistan is primarily an agricultural country, and agriculture forms the backbone of its economy. However, the sector faces several challenges, including outdated farming practices, lack of access to modern technology, and water scarcity. The Green Pakistan initiative aims to address these challenges by providing farmers with modern farming equipment, improved seed varieties and technical skills to adopt improved farming practices.

One of the key components of the Green Pakistan initiative was the distribution of modern farming equipment, including tractors, tube wells and threshing machines. These machines helped farmers increase their productivity by reducing the time and labor required for various farming activities. Moreover, machines also helped farmers to reduce their dependence on traditional methods of farming and adopt modern and efficient methods.

It is the right of this nation to make Pakistan green. Every person should conduct a plantation campaign and every individual should plant trees, the country will also look green and by planting trees, human life is also improved. Plantation campaign has also been started in Pind Sultani village and saplings will be planted from place to place which will add to the beauty of the village and the tree is the main source of oxygen gas.

Education is the greatest gift one can ever convey to the future generation. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” (Nelson Mandela). In the current wall painting of the Pindsultani village, there is the message of public awareness regarding education is been painted by the well-known artist of the village, Mr. Fiaz Anjum. Education is an important weapon that can be used to bring peace and humanity in any nation however, girls’ education should be considered equally important as of boys. “When you invest in a girl’s education, she feeds herself, her children, her community and her nation”, (PM Norway, Ema Solberg).

The phrase “Pakistan Ny Agay Parhna Hai, Barhna Hai” translates to “Pakistan must move forward and progress.” It is a call to action for all Pakistanis to come together and work towards a better future for their nation. It serves as a reminder that progress and development are not just desirable but necessary for Pakistan’s survival.One of the critical areas that Pakistan needs to focus on is education. Education is the key to progress and development.

It is essential to equip the youth with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in the global economy. The government has taken several steps to improve education in the country, but more needs to be done.This phrase is usually seen outside schools or in a street if wall painting is done there and this view is also seen in Pind Soltani village that this message is given in a wall painting and this painting is a Government Girls High School. It is on the opposite side of the school. The meaning of this sentence is that if the Pakistani nation will be ahead in reading, then the action will also be ahead in the field. By reading, consciousness comes to a person, civilization comes, besides, educated people can brighten the name of their country and nation.
In the current wall mural, brotherhood and harmony can be seen through different symbolic figures. In this wall painting, representation of four provinces of Pakistan is visible via the symbolic identity of each province such as; Minar-e-Pakistan for Punjab, Ziarat residency of Quaid-e-AZAM for Balochistan, Mizar-e-Qaid for Karachi, Bab-e-Khyber for KPK province. Similarly, Faisal mosque is depicting the presence of capital city Islamabad that also illustrates the unanimity along with the federation of Pakistan. The stanza is written in the wall art also explains the brotherhood of the Pakistani nation.

The phrase “Tera Pakistan Hai Yai Mera Pakistan Hai” translates to “Pakistan is yours, and Pakistan is mine.” It reflects the deep sense of ownership and responsibility that Pakistanis feel towards their country. It is a reminder that the country’s future lies in the hands of its people, and they must work together to build a better Pakistan.

In conclusion, “Tera Pakistan Hai Yai Mera Pakistan Hai” is a powerful reminder of the unity and brotherhood that Pakistanis share. It represents their deep love and commitment to their country and their determination to build a better future for it. Pakistan has faced numerous challenges in the past, but its people have always remained united in their love for their country. The phrase is a testament to the resilience and determination of the Pakistani people and their unwavering commitment to building a brighter future for their beloved country.