The teachings of Allama Iqbal (RA) are like a beacon of hope in the to maintain tolerance, brotherhood, peace and stability in the society, speakers of a competition said here on Tuesday.

The competitions on the works of the Poet of the East was held at the SCCI Auditorium in connection with Iqbal’s birthday. Addressing the participants, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President Mansur Ahmed said that the national youth should transform themselves into Iqbal’s philosophy and strive for recognition and promotion of selfhood. He emphasised austerity envisioned by Allama Iqbal.

The SCCI president said that Allama Iqbal was one of the great men who dreamt of Pakistan. “We must create a society according to the vision of the great poet, who gave the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the Subcontinent for practicing Islamic values and culture there,” he said.

On the occasion, SCCI Farogh-e-Iqbal Committee Chairman Ibne Iqbal Syed that Allama Iqbal’s philosophical and human approach to save the Muslims from degradation and deprivation is still a source of strength and guidance for the nation.

He said that the nation owes freedom to the vision of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and the best way to pay tributes to Iqbal was to understand his message. Sheikh Ejaz Ahmed Jammu said that the need for understanding the message of Islam. The students from different schools participated in speeches and Kalam-e-Iqbal contests. Later, the certificates and prizes were distributed to the winners.