141st Birth Anniversary Of Dr Iqbal Observed
The 141st birth anniversary of poet, philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was celebrated across the country on Friday with national zeal and enthusiasm.Special prayers were offered in mosques countrywide for development, prosperity of the country from early in the morning.
The services of a multi-dimensional personality; philosopher, Ideologist and social activist were also admired for his unmatched literary services and character building of the entire Muslim Ummah.
Special programmes were arranged by different literary, political, social, educational and cultural organizations to pay homage to poet philosopher besides highlighting different aspects of his poetry and message conveyed of the legendary leader.
Kalam-e-Iqbal contest, speech competitions, seminars, symposiums that covered all the aspects of his life and philosophy, were held in different educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities where speakers threw lights on different aspects of his life and poetry work.
His best literary work includes Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam- i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i-Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz.
A graceful change of guards ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore Friday morning.
A contingent of Pakistan Navy took guards duties from Punjab Rangers. Station Commander Lahore Commodore Niamatullah laid floral wreath on Allama Iqbal's grave and offered fateha. � Born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877, Dr Allama Iqbal had foreseen that only solution of problems being faced by the Muslims in the subcontinent was a separate homeland.
Allama Iqbal is officially recognized as national poet of Pakistan and known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan, Shair-e-Mashriq and Hakeem-ul-Ummat.
President Dr. Arif Alvi in his Iqbal Day message urged the need of understanding the message of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a great philosopher and poet of the East, and reverting his teachings and philosophy to tackle the multifaceted challenges faced by the country.
Senators paid tributes to poet philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal on his birth anniversary and stressed that steps should be taken to impart the message of the Poet of the East to the new generation.
Speakers at a function held here on Friday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) paid tributes to Dr Muhammad Iqbal on his 141st birth anniversary, urging the youth to follow his footprints for a better life.
Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp were the most prominent social sites where this great scholar remained center of discussion and eulogized for his two-nation-theory, especially in comparison of present hardships being faced by the Indian Muslims.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar visited the mausoleum of of the Poet of the East Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal and laid a wreath at the grave.
He offered Fateha and prayed for solidarity, security, progress and prosperity of the country. He also documented his impressions in the visitor's book.