Change of guard ceremony held at Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum
LAHORE: A graceful change of guard ceremony on Saturday was held at the mausoleum of poet of the East and philosopher, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, ARY News reported.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy took charge of the guard duties.
Station Commander of Pakistan Navy, Commodore Naimatullah Khan, who was the chief guest of the ceremony, laid floral wreath at the Mazar and offered fateha.
He also noted down his impressions on the visitors’ book.
The 142nd birth anniversary of the poet of East and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being celebrated with traditional zeal and fervor.
Allama Iqbal was born on 9th November 1877 in Sialkot.
He passed his M.A in philosophy from Government College Lahore after which for higher education he went to London and from Lincoln’s Inn, he did his law.
He also did his PhD in philosophy from Germany’s Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.
Among his 12,000 verses of poetry, about 7,000 verses are in Persian. Iqbal with his revolutionary poetry gave rebirth to the Muslims of the subcontinent.
He used to symbolize the Muslims with Shaheen (perigrine falcon) to motivate the Muslims who were suffering under British rule.
The idea of Iqbal’s poetry was unique. This was the reason why he is considered as Pakistan’s greatest philosopher.
The nation every year on 9th November gives a tribute to him on his efforts in the creation of Pakistan. This day is marked as Yom-E-Iqbal also known as Iqbal Day in the loving memory of Allama Iqbal.