SIALKOT - Muneeb Iqbal , the grandson of Allama Iqbal , has stressed a need for promoting the Poet of East’s vision and philosophy to ensure lasting peace and weed out terrorism from the country.

He said Allama Iqbal always gave the message of unity, faith, peace and self-reliance for the national prosperity.

He stated this while addressing the students and teachers during a special ceremony held at Govt Scotch Mission High School Sialkot, the alma mater of Allama Iqbal . Muneeb paid homage to his grandfather and said that he was much pleased to be here in Sialkot, the birth city of Allama Iqbal .

He narrated that there was a great imagination of implementation, ethics and spiritualism in Iqbal’s poetry, saying that Allama Iqbal wanted to see human development through the way of selfhood or Khudi. He said that the teachings of Allama Iqbal are like a beacon to maintain tolerance, peace and stability in the society. He said that national youth should transform themselves into Iqbal’s ‘Mard-e-Momin’ and strive for self-reliance. He emphasised austerity envisioned by Allama Iqbal .

He also urged the youth, the Shaheens of the Allama Iqbal , to follow the teachings , theory, philosophy and poetry of Allama Iqbal to bring change in their life and to serve the nation in a better way.

He also highlighted various aspects of the life, poetry and personality of Allama Iqbal , and said that the Iqbal has attributed the youth as Shaheen for promoting and motivating selfhood and courage.

He added that Allama Iqbal was one of the great men of Islam as he dreamt of the establishment of Pakistan. He said that Iqbal’s philosophical and human approach to save the Muslims is still a source of strength and guidance for the nation.

He said that the nation owed freedom and independence to the vision of the great visionary poet, and the best way to pay tributes to Iqbal was to understand his message and imbibe his teachings .

Meanwhile, a large number of students and their teachers showed keen interest in the books on Iqbaliyat displayed at an exhibition at Govt Scotch Mission High School Sialkot.