A Picnic Party

There are so many picnic points in and around Lahore. Generally people go out for picnic during the winter season or rainy season. These picnics are very essential for our life. Especially these are necessary for the people living in big cities because they can get a respite from their busy life which is full of hustle and bustle. Every body needs rest and entertainment after working hard for many days. The picnics can provide us this much needed leisure. They add char to our otherwise dull and boring life. They refresh our tires nerves and mind. Picnics and outing are a part and parcel of the life of students. These are arranged by the school authorities off and on. Last week the principle of our school decided to take the students of 10th class to Jallo Park for a picnic. For this purpose Sunday was fixed as on that day there is a lot of hustle and bustle at Jallo Park. Our class teacher Mr. Ali also agreed to accompany us. The students paid Rs. 50 each towards bus charges and light refreshment which was to be provided by the school. Two buses were arranged for this purpose. Every student was required to take his own lunch packet with him. All the students reached the school on the appointed day at about 8:30 a.m. The buses also arrived in time. We had arranged for deluxe buses which were very comfortable. Many students arrived with transistors cameras and tape recorders. All the students were dressed very smartly in their shirts or gay dresses. Our principal and the class teacher arrived at exact 9:00 a.m. All the students boarded the buses and we started at 9:15 a.m. When the buses moved the students started singing in a chorus. They clapped sang and dance collectively. Within twenty five minute we reached the picnic spot. It was winter season. Many other schools had also organized their picnics to Jallo Park on that day. The scene at Jallo looked just a big fair. There were hundreds of students and other persons who had come there to enjoy a picnic. We selected a place near the Jallo Lake and spread a big carpet there. We placed our lunch boxes there and went around the park in groups. At 12:30 p.m. we all came back and assembled for our lunch. We were feeling quite hungry. We opened our lunch packets and shared our meals with one another. After that we started a program of music. Some students gave us good songs and ghazals. Many other on looked also gathered around us and enjoyed the music. Some students entertained us with tit bits and jokes. After this we took some rest and again dispersed for enjoying ourselves. Some students went out for boating. Those students who had brought with them transistors and tape recorders started listening to music and dancing. Still others with cameras started taking photographs. At 4:00 p.m. we again gathered at the oppointed place. Now we were served with light refreshment by our school authorities which consists of tea biscuits ets. The time passed quickly. Ultimately we started for our home journey at 5:30 p.m.

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