AIOU marks 79th anniversary of Allama Iqbal with pledge to promote his thoughts



ISLAMABAD, Apr 21 (APP): Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open
University (AIOU) Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui repledged that varsity
would fulfill its responsibility to promote intellectual thoughts
and visionary message of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal through academic
purists and literary and social activities.
The AIOU that was named after Dr Iqbal, great philosopher and
poet, is determined to disseminate his thought-provoking message
among the students for their character-building and putting them on
the track of nation-building, said a press release on Friday.
In his message on the occasion of 79th death anniversary of
Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, the Vice Chancellor said that Iqbal’s message of
peace and co-existence is relevant to cope with challenges of
extremism and terrorism.
To mark the Day, the University broadcast and telecast live
programmes on Dr Muhammad Iqbal, over its web TV and FM radio network.
Special programmes were presented the whole day to educate and
update its students on philosophy and thoughts of the great poet,
particularly with references to his message to youth.
Dr Shahid Siddiqui further said that the University is engaged
in extensive research work on his thoughts.
It is also laying special focus on research and in-depth study
on various aspects of Iqbal’s message for the young generation.
The university has been regularly holding conferences and
seminars to highlight the message of the national heroes, motivating
the youth to follow in their footsteps, he added.