Speakers pay tributes to Poet of East
Srinagar, Apr 21: The Central University of Kashmir’s Directorate of Students Welfare (DSW) in collaboration with the Department of Urdu today commemorated Iqbal Day by organizing a one-day symposium on “Iqbal Ka Tasawur-e Khudi” at its Magarmal Bagh Academic Block.
Urdu Department, Coordinator, Prof. N A Malik, presided over the function which was also attended by Controller of Examinations, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Gilkar, Director Department of Students Welfare, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka, Librarian, Mr. Riyaz Rufaie, Department of Convergent Journalism, Coordinator, Mr. Asif Khan, Cultural Coordinator, Mr. Ihsan Malik other faculty, staff members and students of various departments.
Addressing the gathering, Urdu Department, Coordinator, Prof. N A Malik said that the message conveyed by Sir Muhammad Iqbal through his poetry and other works wasn’t for any particular religion, community, group or discipline, but was for masses. “Iqbal was for all,” Prof. Malik remarked. He said that of all the fine philosophical thoughts that Iqbal gave, “Khudi” has come to be known as the pride of his philosophy. Khudi, to Iqbal, is the inseparable soul and spirit of humanity. “It is this very concept which when awakened in someone, not only does it revolutionize the person, but through this it provides the human society with the true essence and meaning of existence,” Prof. Malik added.
DSW Director, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka while speaking on the occasion said that Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s message still holds relevance in the contemporary world. “Despite drastic change in the situation across the globe, the message of Iqbal still hold true for every individual,” Dr. Fayaz A Nikka said.
DCJ Assistant Prof. Mr. Rashid Maqbool paid glowing tributes to the Poet of the East by reciting Kalam-e-Iqbal.
Officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj udDin and Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar conveyed their good wishes to the organizers for the success of the event.
During the symposium, the students also spoke about the topic and were adjudicated by Dr. Nazir A Gilkar, Dr. Parvez Ahmad and Dr. Ishrat Bashir. The first prize containing cash of Rs 2000 was shared by Numana Ibrahim of English Department and Tanveer Ahmad of Urdu Department, while as the second prize of Rs 1500 was shared by Mudasir Fazal of Law Department and Saba Maqbool of Economics Department. The third prize of Rs 1000 was bagged by Shuaib Wani of the Department of Urdu.
Earlier, the programme started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Imran and recitation of Na’at by Mr. Nazir Ahmad.