Quaid-e-Azam’s Bust Was Unveiled in London And Pakistanis Are Delighted For It
In a bid to honour the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on the 70th independence year of Pakistan, a bust of Quaid-e-Azam was unveiled at the British Museum on the 28th November 2017.
The bronze Bust was Unveiled by the honourable Mayor of London, Sadik Khan
Proud to unveil this bronze bust to honour the great Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, in the historic @BritishMuseum before it moves to its permanent home in Lincoln’s Inn pic.twitter.com/27Ke7e6XQo
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) November 28, 2017
The unveiling ceremony was attended by the prominent people of London along with 400 officials. Pakistan High Commissioner, Syed Ibne Abbas was also present at the ceremony
Proud to join the Pakistan High Commissioner to unveil a new bronze statue to honour Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/qazbrcA3kJ
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) November 29, 2017
The bust was designed by Philip Jackson, known for his brilliant work in the UK as well as in Switzerland and Argentina. Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif appreciated Jackson’s work of art in these words
Deeply impressed by how Jackson completed creative process 2 finish the bust. "To get the essence of the man, I studied all still photographs I could get hold of, viewed all available film, read works of those who had written about him & spoke to those whose lives he had changed”
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) November 29, 2017
If we take a closer look at the bust, it will show Jinnah’s liking towards the western attire and the expressions are that of a man sure of himself.
The Mayor of London shared his sentiments about the whole event through this video message shared by the Pakistan High Commission in London
— Pakistan Mission UK (@phclondon) November 28, 2017
Here is what the Twitterati have to say about the honour.
Thanks @MayorofLondon . What a great person Jinnah was. I owe a unique debt to him. No Jinnah, No Pakistan.
— Muhammad Ammad Husai (@ammadhusain) November 28, 2017
Delighted at unveiling of #JinnahBust #sculpture of The #QuaideAzam #Jinnah @britishlibrary by @SadiqKhan @phclondon to commemorate 70th yr anniversary of #Partition of #India & #Pakistan As #British #Pakistani feel proud. @PakistanEmbJkt @cgpakmanch @AskAkbar @SHKMEP @Razarumi pic.twitter.com/GrWFWN89y1
— Qaisra Shahraz (@QaisraShahraz) November 30, 2017
His love for his Prophet 😍. And how liberal he was. These are the things we have to learn from our Quaid in this time 😊
— samia (@samm_kml) November 29, 2017
Thank you Mayor of London.
— Hasan Akhter (@Hakhtar2) November 30, 2017
At the end of the ceremony, British Pakistani Sufi opera singer Saira Peter sang many patriotic and national songs to cheer the audience.
Here is a report by Aaj Tv about the ceremony;
The bust has now reached Lincoln’s Inn to stay there where Jinnah pursued his studies in law between 1892 and 1896. The bust was not launched at Lincoln’s Inn due to refurbishment issues. Lincoln’s Inn has always proudly shown its affiliation with Pakistan’s founder and Pakistani by holding annual dinners for the Pakistani Society.
The Quaid-i-Azam's Bust designed by the internationally renowned sculptor Philip Jackson reaches #Lincoln's Inn. Syed Ibne Abbas, #Pakistan High Commissioner to the #UK installed the Bust at the Lincoln’s Inn #Library.#QuaideAzam pic.twitter.com/oEN95UKl95
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) December 1, 2017
Let us all take a moment to thank God and Jinnah for giving us the opportunity to breathe in a free space called Pakistan.