Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s 86th Death Anniversary: Rich Tributes Paid to National Poet

Sun Apr 21 2024
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PESHAWAR: Glowing tributes were paid to the national poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal for awakening the Muslims of the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent for a separate homeland through his inspirational poetry and political acumen, on his 86th death anniversary that was observed with great admiration and reverence in all districts 

of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Sunday.

The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and the eternal peace of the legendary poet Dr Iqbal who instilled a new hope and direction among the Muslims of the subcontinent for a separate homeland where they could live with dignity, respect and religious freedom.

Political, literary, social organizations and educational institutions arranged special programmes and declamation contests in connection with the day.

The speakers eulogized the matchless poetic, literary and political services of Dr Iqbal who presented the historic 1930 address at Allabad that set a clear direction for millions of Muslims to achieve a separate homeland Pakistan where they could spend life as per their religious belief.

In this connection, a debate competition on the life and poetic services of Dr Iqbal was organized at Peshawar Model School where speakers highlighted different aspects of his personality and services.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s Teachings

Principal Imrana Shaheen as a chief guest, said that Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s teaching mainly revolved around peace, unity, brotherhood, political tolerance and mutual coexistence. His teachings were a key source for us to put Pakistan on the road to progress and development and achieve success in all fields of life.

She said working with unity and the right direction was guaranteed to success in this world. Dr Iqbal’s ideology and principles of life are the best source of inspiration for people in all fields, and there is a time to strictly adhere to his lesson of Khudi (ego) to take Pakistan on the road to prosperity, she added.

The other speakers underlined the life and services of Dr Iqbal and said that the history of Urdu literature as well as the Pakistan Movement would be incomplete without mentioning Allama Iqbal’s services.

They said that the country’s existing challenges could easily be addressed by strictly adhering to Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s teaching of Khudi.

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