SIALKOT: President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Maj (Rtd) Mansur Ahmed has said that the teachings of Allama Iqbal are like a beacon of light to maintain tolerance, peace and stability in the society. He said that youth of the nation should transform themselves into Iqbal’s philosophy and strive for self reliance within own resources and emphasized austerity envisioned by Allama Iqbal.
He stated this while addressing the participants of speeches and Kalam-e-Iqbal competitions held at the SCCI Auditorium here today in connection with the Iqbal’s Birthday.
SCCI President revealed that Allama Muhammad Iqbal was one of the great men of Islam and Pakistan, who dreamt for Pakistan, where brotherhood, social and economic justice would prevail. “We must create a society according to the vision of great poet, who gave the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent where they can practice their Islamic values and culture,” he urged.
On this occasion, Chairman SCCI’s Farogh-e-Iqbal Committee Shehzada Ibne Iqbal Syed that the Allama Iqbal’s philosophical and human approach to save the Muslims from degradation, deprivation and destitute living is still a source of strength and guidance for us, he maintained.
Farooq Meyer said that the nation owed freedom and independence to the vision of the great visionary Allama Muhammad Iqbal and the best way to pay tributes to Iqbal was to understand his message and imbibe his teachings.
Sheikh Ejaz Ahmed Jammu said that the need for understanding Iqbal’s concept of the message of Islam and the need for forward movement in human thought was never as great as it is today.
The students from different schools participated in speeches and Kalam-e-Iqbal contests there. Later, the appreciation certificates and prizes were distributed among the participants.