Independence Day was celebrated with great Zeal and Enthusiasm in the University of Chitral. The day began by flag hoisting ceremony by Prof Dr. Zahir Shah, Vice-Chancellor University of Chitral. Speaking at the flag hoisting ceremony Vice-Chancellor University of Chitral Prof Dr. Zahir Shah said that ‘Nations are not formed in hours, months or years but with a long struggle, hence on this Independence Day, we need to pledge that we will do our part to provide a better life, basic facilities, and education to our people. He paid rich tribute to the national heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our motherland. He urged the youth to come out of the prison of cyber world and show their mettle in the field of education and sports. Special prayers for the stability and prosperity of the country were held in the mosque of University of Chitral. A large number of faculty members, administrative staff, and students attended the flag hoisting ceremony. Sulaiman Ahmed, Director HEC also attended the flag hoisting ceremony. A rally was also organized by University of Chitral from University Campus to Drosh Bazar which was attended by faculty members, administrative staff and public holding national flags and banners. The rally was led by the Honourable Vice Chancellor himself. Students participated in the rally wearing traditional dresses and chanting slogan expressing their love for the country. On arrival in Drosh Bazar the rally received warm welcome from public. Vice Chancellor called upon the people of Chitral to play their role in educating the new generation and help in the prosperity of the nation. Vice Chancellor thanked the participants for making the rally successful.