A group of students performing ‘Sarfaroshi kī Tamanna’ becomes the main highlight of the Faiz Festival being held in Lahore.
The original ‘Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna’ is a patriotic poem written in Urdu by Bismil Azimabadi of Patna in 1921, and then it was also immortalized by Ram Prasad Bismil as a freedom war cry during the British Raj period in India. The poem was first published in the journal Sabah, in Delhi.
Though it had no relevance with the Faiz Festival, thanks to social media it became a top trending item.
As being reported these were students and activists mobilizing at the Faiz Mela to get people to join the student solidarity march on November 29th.
And we bet, after hearing them sing this Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna, many people will definitely search on google for the original poetry!
Furthermore, people were quick to react over this Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna on social media:
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They could've raised voice 4 Kashmir, but no, these mombatis wear branded clothes, attend expensive univs & r demanding a socialist revolution#faizfestival2019 pic.twitter.com/qnYCxeP8SP
— Ayesha Siddiqua (@AyeshaAgenda) November 18, 2019
#Lahore is chanting for azadi where as people in Harvard are protesting for #Palestinians. It was a great platform to raise voice for #KashmiriMuslims but we are liberals and that’s only governments job! Time to think where are we standing as a nation! #faizfestival2019 pic.twitter.com/1D5c2CewNA
— Cynosure (@EimaannA) November 17, 2019
"Asia will be red!"
An ambitious dream of a motley crew of #Pakistani leftists, communists, and socialists. Sadly for them, #China is leading the biggest capitalist project in the continent. With success.#Lahore #faizfestival2019 pic.twitter.com/ki9pr76Bs6
— Ahmed Quraishi – TV Team (@Office_AQPk) November 18, 2019
There no image as powerful as the image of a strong woman in command of herself and the situation. This thread tells you all you need to know about Arooj, the young organiser of #StudentSolidarityMarch chanting slogans at #faizfestival2019 https://t.co/XhSrmnzj9z
— Aima Khosa (@aimaMK) November 18, 2019