The Philosophy Department of Government College University Lahore has turned 150. A large number of students, Old Ravians and faculty members of the department on Thursday participated in an on-campus colorful and jubilant walk, led by the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the oldest Department of Philosophy in the entire South Asia.
Eminent writer Mirza Athar Baig also participated in the walk which was embellished by pigeons, balloons, rose-petals and placards on which various slogans were written.
Talking to media, GCU Philosophy Department Chairperson Dr Sobia Tahir said that the department was established in the Government College Lahore in 1868 and it cherished the rare distinction of being the oldest seat of Philosophical learning in the subcontinent. “It was in this prestigious department the Poet-Philosopher Allama Mohammad Iqbal was a student and later a teacher,” she added.