Friday Nov 09, 2018
KARACHI/LAHORE/BAHAWALPUR: Iqbal Day is being observed today (November 9) across Pakistan to acknowledge and commemorate the contribution of Allama Muhammad Iqbal for the Muslims of the subcontinent.
Various events would be held by the government and non-government institutions to celebrate the birth anniversary of Iqbal, who was born on November 9th, 1877 and played a vital role in the Pakistan Movement. Today marks his 141st birthday.
A change of guards ceremony was held at Allama Iqbal's Mausoleum in Lahore in the morning.
Various literary, educational, political, social and cultural organizations will arrange special programmes across the country to pay homage to the national poet and highlight different aspects of his life and teachings.
Special functions will also be held in schools to commemorate the "Poet of the East."
Allama Iqbal conceived the idea of Pakistan and is, therefore, regarded as one of the founding fathers of the country.
His best literary works include Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam- i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i-Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz.
He passed away in Lahore on April 21st, 1938.