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Remembering a Legend
Iqbal Day celebrations at BSTR-G
Maryam Faiz Tiwana | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Liberty Campus

Farasat Ilyas | Staff Correspondent TBT | BSTR-G Rawalpindi

Shaiza Imtiaz | Student Correspondent TBT | SBGR

Shumaila Qureshi | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Margalla Campus

November 13, 2012

Lahore: On November 9, a star was born who changed the course of history of the subcontinent with his influential poetry. He was none other than Allama Mohammad Iqbal. His poems reminded the Muslims of their glorious past and are still a source of inspiration to millions. To celebrate his birth, Class XC-C presented a special morning assembly on November 8. The school choir sang his most popular dua (prayer) 'Lub pay aati hai dua'. The background music was played by the members of BLL Music Society. The assembly ended with the National Anthem sung enthusiastically by the entire student body and the teachers.

Rawalpindi: The 135th birth anniversary of the Poet of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, was observed on November 8 in BSTR-G with traditional reverence. The day dawned with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country and highlighting various aspects of the life and achievements of the poet. The students of all levels put across highly inspirational speeches, delightful recitation of Iqbal's poetry and role plays that conveyed a message of tolerance, broad-mindedness, freedom and compassion. Headmistress Mrs Shamim Qazi congratulated the Urdu and English Vlub on organising such a motivational activity for the students. In the open forum, towards the end of the assembly, the students and teachers expressed their views on the significance of moulding today's Pakistan in accordance with Iqbal's ideology.

Rawalpindi: On November 7, the students of Class VIII-Red paid tribute to Allama Iqbal. The assembly began with a heart-touching speech by one of the students as she portrayed Iqbal's idea of unity and his views regarding the young generation. Then students dressed as locals of the Muslim countries, e.g. Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Dubai etc., took the stage and showed that if the Muslims worked together they would stand tall. The students wrapped up the assembly beautiful by singing Iqbal's poem, 'Ya Rab Dil-e-Muslim Ko Wo Zinda Tamana Day'.

Islamabad: On November 8, in a special assembly presentation, BMI-G paid tribute to the great philosopher and poet Dr Allama Mohammad Iqbal who exhibited courage to dream about a separate and independent homeland, Pakistan, for the Muslims of the subcontinent. Students from all levels presented a variety of interesting segments which included speeches on Iqbal's philosophy, poetry recitation and songs. The assembly was organised by the students under the supervision of Urdu teachers.
Remembering Iqbal at BMI-G
SBGR students dressed as nationals of different Muslim countries

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