Today is Mother’s Day.
Everyday should be a day to cherish and to honor what our mothers do for us. But it is good that on one day at least we take a few minutes out to think of that which can sometime become so routine that it becomes easy to forget. So, today, and for all the times when all of us might have forgotten to say so, we say “Happy Mother’s Day” to all.
Since we have been talking about old Pakistani Ads at ATP, it is only fitting that what I have to share with you today is also an Ad; from something called ZONG. I must say that I find the narration a little over done but the sentiment (even if not the poetic craft) is not just appropriate but also moving.
But in terms of what is being discussed on ATP today, maybe the more pertinent post is the one on domestic violence against women. It is mothers who are the victims of this violence. Let their fate not be forgotten today. Or on any day.
One of the most moving song on the subject that I know of is Abrar-ul-Haq’s Maan. It never fails to move me. Mother’s day or not. Unfortunately, I did not find a good video of it on YouTube, so please listen to (and not as much watch) the video below:
But the theme of mothers as stalwarts of support and strength is not a new one. It is one that has been expressed so many times, in so many ways. As it should be. Take a listen to Hamid Ali Bela singing Maee ni meiN kinnu aakhaN.