Spring Races Celebration

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The spring in Pakistan brings everyone together in the traditions that are now the local people’s festivals and their long history journey. Everywhere in the country, this season is marked with various colors, sounds, and traditions that emanate from the festivals and events it inspired.

However, when one discovers the rich palette of the light of various parties, the reality turns out to be rather dark because it involves transportation troubles, insufficient doctors, growing costs for everything, and a negative economy.

In these situations, such open souls start to examine their moral values with the dissolution of the entire manifestations of the celebration. However, the races are just a few temporary curtains to conceal the tough lives that frustrate many Pakistanis. 

Pakistan is grappling with educational challenges such as limited access, poor quality, and unequal opportunities within its own borders. Despite the heavy load of activities aimed at achieving higher attendance of children in schools, many of them, those from deprived families, cannot get a high quality of learning.

Inadequate infrastructural necessities, e.g., classroom crowding, lack of power and sanitation, and inadequate teacher provision, are underlying factors that impede the quality of education. In addition, the content is often not relevant to the current needs of society but focuses on memorizing theory instead of developing critical thinking and necessary skills training.

This causes a break in educational institutions and job fields, reducing employability among youth and increasing poverty levels. Moreover, the incompatibility of education provision between urban and rural areas additionally brings destruction to the quality of education for people of different classes, which has the collateral effect of continuing the socio-economic inequality among generations.

The present educational condition in Pakistan is characterized by the existent systemic problems that depress the effectiveness of the education systems in furnishing students with the required knowledge and skills needed for the achievement of the ever-changing twenty-first century.

Moreover, the elevation of inflation makes things even more basic and costly, about which more and more people are beaten financially. Families, of course, have to face the dilemma of running smoothly with their needs within a limited cash flow. To make things worse, Pakistan is currently striving to survive severe power shortages that are causing a great fraction of their brains to go blank and hampering their economic growth.

The absence of a consistent power supply makes it harder for investors to carry out day-to-day operations, which is the major cause of the slowdown of most institutions seeking growth and development. 

In these times of abundance, the extravagant spring events in Lahore and the entire Punjab can also pose some challenging questions through just resource sharing. The government is ready to use big sums of money for lighting and decorations, while other more significant issues like education and medicine have to be considered.

It comes to a point when cruises and expensive parties are not as important as people’s urgent financial needs, and with it, goals should be reevaluated. Pakistan has many religions, and traditions, making the culture very lively. However, leaving out or ignoring some groups during national celebrations not only goes against the ideas of fairness and equality but also makes the country less united. 

Instead of being an afterthought, inclusion should be seen as an important part of any event or party. Beyond racial, religious, and social differences, Pakistan could help people feel like they belong and are part of society by valuing diversity and making sure that all parts of society are reflected.

Some ways to make celebrations more welcoming are to offer accessible facilities and transportation, show a variety of cultural forms, and actively include marginalized people in the planning and running of events. By creating places where all Pakistanis feel honored and accepted, the spring races and other events like them can help people understand each other and work together.

Additionally, supporting variety during national holidays is both smart and the right thing to do. Value diversity and use everyone’s skills and points of view to bring about innovation, resilience, and sustainable growth. By removing barriers and building bridges between different groups, Pakistan may be able to help its people reach their full potential and avoid a dangerous and unstable future. 

There is a lot of violence and arson against these disadvantaged groups, and it’s especially clear after national holidays like Independence Day how fragile social peace is in Pakistan. It is evident from the officials’ incapacity to deal with these problems at a very early stage that there are fundamental setbacks in taking a call to make sure that all the citizens no matter what their race or religion is- are safe. The government needs to make substantial changes to how taxes are collected and spent and how effectively the allocation of resources is done. 

There is no doubt that the inflation in Pakistan is on top of the list of areas that are in immediate need of effective implementation. This therefore makes it important to consider the need to scrap out the luxury festivals and celebrations for a year in order to have concentrated resources towards services which are of utmost importance such as health care, education and infrastructure.

The government can achieve this by beginning with key areas of the economy that have an immediate effect on the lives and livelihoods of the people of Pakistan. By focusing on what matters to the welfare and prosperity of the population, the government will be making a true statement that it wants to eliminate the economic challenges and promote unity.

Short-term actions like canceling festivals can become a good preventive measure for achieving stability in the economy and also promote a more egalitarian society in which citizens have equal access to basic needs and higher quality of life.

 

Ambreen Shahzadi
Ambreen Shahzadi
The writer is a human rights defender and freelance columnist who completed her MPhil in Mass Communication from Superior University.

1 COMMENT

  1. This thoughtful and perceptive analysis of Pakistan’s vacations and festivities. The author skilfully balances the stark socioeconomic difficulties of the nation with the vivid cultural traditions. Well-articulated points are made on the importance of diversity, allocating resources, and concentrating on core problems like healthcare and education. This article offers a balanced viewpoint that stimulates critical thought concerning equitable development and cultural identity. It is a powerful analysis of the contradiction that exists in Pakistan between the country’s outward festivities and its inside social conflicts.

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