Thursday, April 22, 2010

Iqbal's 72nd death anniversary observed

The 72nd death anniversary of Poet of the East Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was observed on Wednesday, April 21, with due reverence and solemnity.

To mark the day, special programmes, seminars, debate competitions and Quran Khawani was held for Allama Iqbal at various places throughout the country wherein his services were highlighted.

In City besides others, a special programme was held at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehreek-e-Pakistan under the aegis of Nazria Pakistan Trust (NPT) and Tehreek-e-Pakistan Workers Trust. The great philosopher, visionary and one of the most prominent leaders of the All India Muslim League, Allama Iqbal encouraged creation of a “state in north-western India for Muslims” in his 1930 presidential address at Allahbad. After studying in England and Germany, he started law practice, but concentrated primarily on writing scholarly works on politics, economics, history, philosophy and religion.

He died on April 21, 1938 at the age of 60. Bang-e-Dara, Baal Jabreel, Zarb-e-Kaleem and Payam-e-Mashriq were his great books. Allama Iqbal was best known for his poetic works, including Asrar-e-Khudi which brought knighthood.

Full report here Nation

Related news:
Iqbal death anniversary observed‎  Pakistan Observer
72nd death anniversary of Allama Iqbal observed with reverence  Pakistan Times
'Iqbal's message ray of hope for humanity'  Daily Times

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