AJK Observes 81st Death Anniversary Of Allama Iqbal

AJK observes 81st death anniversary of Allama Iqbal

MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Apr, 2019 ) : Apr 21 (APP):81st death anniversary of Poet of the East Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was marked across the valley with the renewed pledge to continue their just and principled struggle for liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the clutches of Indian rule and to make Pakistan a true forward-looking Muslim state in line with thoughts of the great philosophic poet. He died 81 years ago on April 21, 1938.

The philosophic poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal had born on November 9, 1877 in a middle class family at ancient Kashmiri mohallah in Sialkot. Over a century-old 'Iqbal Manzil', his birth place the ancestral home spreading over a tiny space of five-marlas of land at Kashmiri mohallah, has now been made a museum for the interest of the general masses from the world over including his admirers.

Various cultural, political and social organizations held meetings and seminars in cities and towns of AJK to highlight the services rendered by the great visionary of 20th century and to pay homage to him.

The grand poetic gathering titled "Mehfil e Mushaira" was held in the backdrop of Kashmir - on the Eve of Death Anniversary of Allama Iqbal", attended among others by the veteran Kashmiri literary personalities including poets and senior officials of the AJK government and the city notables.

Besides presenting their respective poetry the poets and the scholars on this occasion highlighted the importance of high intellect and pen of the Allama Iqbal for the betterment, self respect and sovereignty of the humanity and human values in line with the teachings of islam and the Islamic values.

The participants emphasized the need of acting upon the sayings of the poet philosopher who envisioned the idea of the emergence of separate home land of the Muslims of South Asia Pakistan, for maintaining the sovereignty, progress and prosperity of the country.

The participants offered fateha for the departed soul praying for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of the country besides for the early success of the Kashmiris struggle for freedom of Indian occupied Kashmir.

In Mirpur speakers paid glorious tributes to the poet philosopher at a special ceremony hosted at Mian Muhammad Buksh Library by the head of the library Prof. Qazi Muhammad Zubair.

Local Newspapers also brought out special supplements on this occasion.

A delegation of the AJK people from Mirpur visited the mazar of Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore and laid wreaths there to pay homage to great poet philosopher. Ends / APP / AHR.

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