Pakistan - Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, August 12, 2022

A special seminar was organized by Iqbal Academy Pakistan in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, Government of Punjab and Unique Group of Institutions. The event happened on August 12, 2022 in the auditorium of Javed Manzil in connection Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Pakistan. The seminar was chaired by Mr. Muneeb Iqbal (Grandson of Allama Iqbal) while the guests of honor included Mr. Ehsan Bhatta (Secretary Tourism, Punjab), Prof. Abdul Manan Khurram (Chairman Unique Group). Director Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Baseera Ambreen,  presented the vote of thanks.

Addressing the seminar, Dr. Baseera Ambreen said that it is to tell the children of today that Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a strong and dynamic personality. He made a practical contribution to the formation of a better society. Being engaged in writing, poetry, politics, advocacy, curriculum development and teaching, Iqbal's whole life is an example of a man of wisdom. There is a variety of ideas expressed in his life, poetry and prose. In his prose works, Iqbal has demonstrated the symbol of Shaheen for the youth of every era. His poetry can help in progressing.

Mr. Muneeb Iqbal said that today we have to look ahead with new hope and new aspiration. Allama Iqbal's contribution to the freedom movement is a revolution to minds of Muslims. Iqbal brought revolution among the Muslims of that era through his poetry. What Allama translated his poetry to prose in Khutba Allahabad. The understanding between Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is reflected in the letters. If Quaid-e-Azam did not agree, he would not have published these letters. He further said that there is no gender discrimination in the symbol of Shaheen in Allama's kalam. It is used for both genders.

Mr. Ehsan Bhatta said that we should not despair. Young generation is the ray of hope for any society. We have to nurture the talent of our youth in the light of the teachings of Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal.

Chairman Unique Group Dr. Abdul Manan Khurram said that real freedom is that we make our own decisions. Today we have to pledge to become a truly independent nation.

On this occasion, a painting competition was also organized among the students of the school level. The honorable guests viewed the children's artworks and appreciated them.