ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training organized numerous events on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of the great poet Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal on November 9, 2022.
The Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain were the chief guest of a commemorative event organized by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).
The minister paid rich tribute to the great philosopher and poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal on his birth anniversary. He said that it is an occasion to recall that seeking knowledge and continuous hard work are the real objectives of life he said.
Rana Tanveer said that the beauty of Allama Iqbal’s vision is that he not only dreamt of Pakistan but also highlighted the issues Pakistan had to encounter after its creation.
Therefore, there is a great need to follow Allama Iqbal’s message which focuses on joint efforts for the progress and prosperity of our nation by keeping our differences aside.
The federal minister said that there is so much to learn from Iqbal’s life as he guided the Muslims of sub-continent with his thoughts and poetry at a time when they were lost in the darkness and were searching for their identity. With his visionary approach and hard work, he showed the world how dreams are transformed into reality.
Therefore, he is among the very few people who have been given tributes by both East and West and his work is appreciated around the globe.
Rana Tanveer advised our students, teachers and parents to read Allama Iqbal’s poetry and learn from his deep philosophy. This would enable them to dream and rise and will make them overcome any challenges they might come across in life.
“Let’s all work together to make our country prosperous in light of Iqbal’s vision and make Pakistan a formidable member of the global community,” he said.
On the direction of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training directed all of the Federal Educational Institutions to ensure holding of special events in connection with the Birthday of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day on 9th November, 2022.
Meanwhile, as per the directives of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, all departments including Higher Education Commission (HEC), Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA), National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Basic Education Community School (BECS), National Education Foundation (NEF), Federal College Of Education ( FCE), Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) etc organized special programs to celebrate the Iqbal Day with full zest and fervor.
In order to commemorate the Iqbal Day numerous events were held such as Iqbal Day Bilingual Essay Writing Competition, Seminars on the life and work of the great Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Workshops on leadership lessons learnt from the life of the great poet, Speech competitions on the life of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Quiz and poster competitions etc.