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144th Birthday of Allama Iqbal celebrated at SALU Khairpur

By: Adeel Alvi

KHAIRPUR:The 144th Birthday of Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was celebrated at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur was jointly organized by the Institute of International Relations, Department of Pakistan Studies, Department of Political Science and Institute of Islamic Studies in collaboration with Rotary Club Khairpur Bhittai.

Dr. Sajjad Ali Raeesi, Director Institute of Islamic Studies Shah was the keynote speaker at the occasion. He said that Dr. Iqbal remained an outstanding appealing figure of human plight and peace in all times.

Mr. Sarfaraz Ali Korejo,Charter President Rotary Club Khairpur said Dr Iqbal’s vision is the vision of Peace, tolerance , Interfaith Harmony Inclusiveness and humanism. Rotary would support every initiative and program to encapsulate and empower the youth with the work of Dr Iqbal.

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Buledi, Mr. Ishrat Ali Mirani, Student Advisor, Dr. Inayatullah Bhatti, Incharge, Department of Pakistan Studies, Ms. Shahida Amir Chandio and Mr. Javed Ali Lakho also spoke on this occasion. They said Iqbal is the architect of Pakistan and we must transform his philosophy to our next generations. They said that Iqbal’s doctrine of Khuddi is the real and soul purpose of education. Higher education institutions and other organizations must strive to disseminate the work of Dr Iqbal. They enlightened the various aspects of Dr. Iqbal’s life needs to be researched by our students as a mandatory for the award of degree programs.

They remarked that the untiring efforts of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto are highly commendable for the youth empowerment. They appreciated the endeavor of Vice Chancellor for organizing such national event at University to remember the political, poetic and philosophical services rendered by Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal as Poet of East.

The Cake cutting ceremony was also held. The event was attended by a large number of teachers and students.

Meanwhile, an Extension Lecture on Dr. Allama Iqbal was also organized at Shahdadkot Campus. Prof. Najmul Hassan was the keynote speaker.

Prof. Najmul Hassan said Iqbal is not only the poet of East but a great Philosopher and Scholar who advocates action, vigilance, self reliance and belief in one’s self among the youngsters. Poetry of Iqbal guides our youth for character building and social development. He said Dr. iqbal emphasizes upon action, self discovery, self negation, creativity and love for human beings in his poetry and philosophy.

Principal of the Campus Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Khokhar told that Dr. Iqbal was a visionary political leader, poet and a true philosopher of his time. He foresaw the plight of Indian Muslims and advocated the case for separate homeland.

On this occasion students recited the verses of Allama Iqbal and paid homage to Dr. Iqbal.
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