Nation to mark 141st birthday of Allama Iqbal on Friday

Nation to mark 141st birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal on Friday
Islamabad: Nation across the country will mark 141th birth anniversary of our national poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal on November 9 (Friday) with a number of activities showing great zeal and fervor.

Allama Iqbal was born on the November 9, 1877 in Sialkot. Allama Iqbal is considered among one of the greatest poets and philosophers of the modern era and his literary work is still taught in many universities all over the world.
Although the major ceremony of the Iqbal Day will be held at the Mazar-e-Iqbal, Lahore but a number of programmes will be organized in other cities too to make the people, particularly youth aware of the contributions of the Poet Philosopher of the East.
Various notables will visit Iqbal Mausoleum to pay homage. They laid floral wreaths and expressed their views in the visitors' book.
Public and private departments in the federal capital will also organize seminars, discussion programmes, conferences and other activities to remember the contribution of Allama Iqbal the one who envisioned the idea of a separate homeland and motivated Muslims through his poetry to realize this dream.
Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) will organize a seminar "Fikr-i-Iqbal ki Asri Manwaiyut' on Friday to mark the birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal where Federal Secretary for National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH), Engineer Aamir Hasan , Chairman, PAL, Syed Junaid Akhlaq and many literary persons will present on the occasion.
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has also arranged a function at its main auditorium to mark Iqbal Day. A number of educationists, poets and students will attend the function and pay homage to the great national poet.
Different educational institutions both public and private have planned to hold a variety of events including poetry and debate competition on the life and contributions of Allama Iqbal. – APP