APP24-24 LAHORE: April 24 - Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui addressing at international conference on Iqbal titled Challenges to Humanity in the Light of Iqbal's Thought at Aiwan-e-Iqbal. APP

LAHORE, Apr 24 (APP):Advisor to Prime Minister on National
History and Literary Heritage, Irfan Siddiqui on Tuesday said
the ideas, revolutionary concepts and thoughts of great poet
and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal are still quite relevant
in the present day.
Addressing a two-day Iqbal conference titled “Challenges to
humanity in the lights of Iqbal’s thoughts” at Aiwan-e-Iqbal
here, he said Allama Iqbal had never been irrelevant in
their lives, as he was not only their past and present but
also future as well.
He said Iqbal’s message of inspiration and
motivation provided guidance even for living in the modern era
and can help set right direction leading to a successful life.
“We have to strive for establishment of the Pakistan
which was dreamt by Allama Iqbal, and in this regard, the role
of young generation is eminent, he added.
Irfan Siddiqui appreciated the efforts of National
History and Literary Heritage Division’s team led by its
Secretary Engineer Aamir Hassan for holding an important and
informative conference after a long pause of 16 years to
highlight Iqbal’s philosophy.
Addressing on the occasion, Punjab Governor Muhammad
Rafique Rajwana said Iqbal’s poetry was of cosmic
nature stressing on the concept of self belief, adding that
“We should set right direction in the light of Iqbal’s
He stressed the need for upholding the philosophy,
thoughts and ideology of Allama Iqbal, who always inculcated
hope, courage and national unity among the Muslim.
The Governor said Iqbal’s message of peace and co-
existence was relevant to cope with socio-economic challenges
of the present days.
He also inaugurated a unique cell-phone application
having special features of Iqbal’s four poetic books. After
installing the application, the user can easily access any of
the Iqbal’s verses through this application.
Later, the Governor presented shields to Irfan Siddique,
Aamir Hassan, Prof Rafiuddin Hashmi and others as a memento
to the conference.