LAHORE (APP) - In order to pay homage to national poet and great philosopher Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, change of guard ceremony was held by Pakistan Navy at Mazar-e-Iqbal in a befitting manner. Pakistan Navy contingent assumed guard duties at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal here at an impressive ceremony started at 7:00 am, when the Pakistan Navy contingent formed up outside the Mazar. The contingent of Pakistan Rangers which performs guard duties at the mausoleum round the year, also took positions alongside, soon after, both the outgoing and incoming guards were inspected by Station Commander (Navy) Lahore, Commodore Akbar Naqqi. Then guard changing ceremony started, and marching to the tunes played by the Pakistan Navy band, the Naval contingent moved to take positions at the four corners of the Mazar and simultaneously, Rangers were ceremoniously moved out by their Officer Incharge. Commodore Akbar Naqqi, on behalf of Chief of the Naval Staff, laid wreath at the grave of Allama Iqbal and offered Fateh there. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of senior civil officials, school children and general public which thronged the mausuleum to pay homage to the great philosopher and poet of the East on his birth anniversary. PU delegation: Punjab University acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khawaja Haris Rasheed, along with a delegation of teachers, administrative officers, employees and students, on Wednesday offered fateha and laid a floral wreath at the mausoleum of Poet of the East Hazrat Allama Muhammad Iqbal on the eve of Iqbal Day. To facilitate teachers, employees and students, special buses from Faisal Auditorium New Campus left in the morning for Allama Iqbal (Old) Campus where the PU delegation led by acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kh. Haris Rasheed left for Allama Iqbals mausoleum. The delegation lauded efforts of the great thinker of the subcontinent who infused a soul of spirit of independence among the people of subcontinent. GC: Government College University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman has aid Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbals philosophy guarantees the Muslim renaissance. His deliberations both in verse and prose fuel the imagination of Muslim Ummah, particularly his poetry composed in Urdu and Persian spell out the manifesto for purposeful change. Prof. Khaleeq said this talking to media during his visit to Iqbals mausoleum to pay homage to the great Old Ravian philosopher and poet of the East on his birth anniversary. The Vice Chancellor said that it is up to the Muslim youth today to seek light from Iqbals philosophy and guarantee the revival of scientific, technological and social advancement. Prof. Khaleeq said that the Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam was Iqbals seminal work which is still quite pertinent for the Pakistani polity suffering from the menace of fanaticism. Later, the Vice Chancellor offered fateha for the soul of the great national poet and laid floral wreath. He also recorded his views in the visitors book. Iqbals famous poem Lap pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri Zindgi shama ki surat ho Khudaya meri (My hearts desire comes to my lips as a prayer the Almighty Allah, make my life as one of a candle, a guiding light) was also part of his message that he wrote in the Visitors Book.