RAC organizes speech competition in connection with Iqbal Day

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RAWALPINDI, Nov 9 (APP): Rawalpindi Arts Council on Monday organized
a tableau and speech competition titled “Iqbal aur Ahid-e-Hazir” in connection with the birth anniversary of poet of the East and philosopher Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Ex-member National Assembly Malik Shakil Awan was chief guest
accompanied by Resident Director Waqar Ahmed, Chairman Jinnah Iqbal Fikri Forum Rana Abdul Baqi, PML-N leader Raja Zafar Iqbal and office bearers of All Pakistan School Management Association were present on the occasion. Senior poet Aftab Zia, Ahmed Zahoor and Farhana Ali adjudged the competition.
The competitions among the students were organized to highlight role
and service of Dr Allama Iqbal for Muslims of sub continent and getting separate homeland.
In speech competition, Fariha Ayub of Anglo-Arabic School secured
first position, Sohana Nafees of CRM School got second, Um-e-Roman of Anglo-Arabic School got third while Khushbakhat Zaman of Headway Escuela High School remained fourth. Similarly, in tableau competition, JS Public School junior section got first, JS Public School middle section secured second, Brightland Public School third and Pakistan Cambridge School remained fourth in the competition.
Speaking on the prize distribution ceremony, Ex-member National
Assembly Malik Shakil Awan said that the vision of Allama Iqbal and his thoughts were instrumental in awakening the Muslims from deep slumber. It was coupled with the sustained efforts of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that led to the birth of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, he added and urged to act upon his vision.
Resident Director Waqar Ahmed said Dr. Allama Iqbal based his thoughts
on the Holy Quran and promoted humanity in his interpretations.
He said Allama Iqbal aroused the Muslim from disillusionment and
reminded them about their future.
Rana Abdul Baqi said that organizing of event was to convey the message
of Dr Allama Iqbal to children in a practical way.