The Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) has chalked out befitting programmes to pay homage to the poet of East Allama Muhammad Iqbal, from 20th April in connection with his 79th death anniversary. This includes a series of three special lectures, exhibition of photographs/paintings and an essay competition.
The exclusive lectures will be delivered by eminent Iqbal Scholars to highlight philosophy of the great poet/scholar of Islam, on 20th, 22nd and 28th April. Each lecture would be held at 3:30 pm.
First of the three lectures will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Ayub Sabir on ‘Iqbal’s Vision of Khudi’. The second titled, ‘Iqbal’s Vision of Ummah and Nationalism’ will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Talib Hussain Sial while Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik will give his talk on ‘Iqbal’s Vision of Pakistan’ to be presided over by Dr. Naeem Ghani, Chairman.
An exhibition of rare and historic photographs of Iqbal’s life besides master pieces of legendary painter Aslam Kamal elaborating poetic thoughts of Iqbal in colours will be inaugurated by Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Division, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui at 11 am on 26th April. It will be open for general public daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm till 30th April.
An essay competition among students of the twin cities has also been arranged as part of Iqbal week programmes at 9:30 am on 27th April, 2017. The prize distribution ceremony for the winners of essay competition will take place at Islamabad Model College for Boys (Postgraduate) H-8/4, at 10 am on 4th May, 2014.