The 140th birth anniversary of national poet-philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal was commemorated in a solemn ceremony at the High Commission for Pakistan, New Delhi on Thursday.
The officers and staff offered Quran Khwani for the esal-e-sawab of the soul of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
The messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan for the nation on the occasion of “Iqbal Day” were read out.
In his remarks, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood described Iqbal as one of the most towering figures of the 20th century. He highlighted different aspects of Iqbal’s life, work and achievements – including the vision that eventually culminated in Pakistan.
The High Commissioner noted that virtues like faith (emaan), unshakable resolve (yaqeen-e-muhkam), self (khudi), and self-reliance (khud-inhasaari) were among the key components of Iqbal’s message – which had universal resonance.
On this day, the High Commissioner underlined, it was of utmost importance to re-dedicate ourselves to promoting Iqbal’s thought and message and continuing to build Pakistan in accordance with the vision of the founding fathers.