SIALKOT

The 138th birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal is being celebrated with traditional zeal and enthusiasm here on Monday (today).

The day will dawn with special prayers in the mosques for peace, national integrity, prosperity and development. A large number of people including the students of different schools and colleges and their teachers will also visit Iqbal Manzil, where a contest on Kalaam-e-Iqbal would also be held. The people will also visit the graves of the Allama Iqbal 's parents and other family members at Imam Sahib Graveyard Sialkot to lay floral wreaths besides offering Fateha.

Sialkot district administration would organise a seminar on Allama Iqbal at the Seerat Study Centre Sialkot Cantt. Commissioner Gujranwala Division Shamail Ahmed Khawaja will be the chief guest. The experts of Iqbaliyat across the country will attend the seminar.

The district administration will also organise an All Pakistan Mehfil-e-Mushaaira at Anwar Club Auditorium Sialkot. The prominent poets and poetesses from across Pakistan will pay homage to Allama Iqbal .

SCCI's Committee on Farogh-e-Iqbaliyat Chairman Shehzada Ibne Iqbal said that the main birthday cake cutting ceremony would be held at the Iqbal Manzil under the auspices of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). SCCI President Maj (r) Mansur Ahmed will cut the cake to pay homage to the great poet, philosopher Allama Iqbal .