SIALKOT-In connection with Iqbal Day, the SCCI auditorium was echoed with Allama Iqbal’s poems beautifully sung in melodious voices by students of the local universities, colleges and schools.
They participated in the Kalam-e-Iqbal and speech contests during the celebrations held at the SCCI Auditorium by the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) in connection with Iqbal Day.
A large number of the students of Govt College Women University (GCWU), University of Gujrat (UoG) Sialkot Campus, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Govt Murray College Sialkot and other private colleges and schools, their teachers and the Sialkot based exporters attended the prestigious event.
SCCI President Zahid Latif Malik presided over the meeting while SCCI SVP Abdul Waheed, Vice President Abid Ahmed Khawaja, SCCI Event Management Committee’s Chairman Mian Khalil Ahmed, Shehzada Ibne Iqbal Syed, Abdul Rauf Mughal, Chairperson SCCI Committee on Women Entrepreneurs Dr Mariyam Nouman also attended the function.
On the occasion, the participants paid homage to great poet philosopher Allama Iqbal, the son of soil. They said that the soil of Sialkot had become invincible after giving birth to Allama Iqbal.
They added that Allama Iqbal was a visionary poet who conceived the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the Subcontinent that was ultimately materialised in the shape of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
He announced to make efforts for the promotion of the philosophy and theory of Allama Iqbal. He said that the Sialkot exporters were ready for the noble cause. He said that the teachings of Allama Iqbal awe like a beacon to maintain tolerance, peace and stability in the society. He added that the national youth transform themselves into Iqbal’s ‘Mard-e-Momin’ and strive for self realization. He emphasized austerity envisioned by Allama Iqbal.
He stressed a need to follow the teachings of Allama Iqbal to retrieve the country from various challenges.
Sialkot based leading exporters including Waqas Akram Awan, Maj (r) Mansur Ahmed, Muhammad Ayub Khan, Mian Khalil Ahmed, Shezada Iben Iqbal Syed, Mohsin Gull and Abdul Rauf Mughal revealed that Allama Iqbal highlighted the sense of unity in Muslim Ummah and raised voice in favour of economic justice.
The participants narrated that there was a great imagination of implementation, ethics and spiritualism in Iqbal’s poetry. They said that Allama Iqbal had ever wanted to see the human’s development through the way of selfhood.
The students of local different universities, colleges and schools gave fabulous performances while participating in Kalam-e-Iqbal reciting and speech contests.
Prizes and appreciation certificates were distributed among the winning students.
AWARENESS: A large number of people participated in a health awareness rally taken out by the District Health Authority. The walk began from Anwar Club Auditorium and ended at Kutchery Chowk after passing through various main inter-city roads. The participants were carrying awareness banners and placards. On the occasion, they also pledged to make collective and individual efforts for raising awareness about the public health.
Meanwhile, a Thalassaemia Treatment Clinic has been established at Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot. Medical Superintendent Khalid Faiz Butt said that 100 children suffering from Thalassaemia have been registered and their treatment was underway.