𝑨 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒄𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 “𝑰𝒒𝒃𝒂𝒍 𝑫𝒂𝒚” 𝒂𝒕 “Embassy of Pakistan Niger”. 𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 Nigerien people and 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 informed about 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑫𝒓. 𝑨𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒂 𝑴𝒖𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒅 𝑰𝒒𝒃𝒂𝒍.
The program started with the recitation of the Holy Quran and the introduction of our great poet “Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal”. H.E. Mr. Tidjani Idrissa Abdoulkadri Government Spokesperson / Minister of poultry & Animal Breeding presided over the Iqbal Day ceremony.
The students of the African Institute of Science & Technology (AIT) Niger presented the National Anthems of Pakistan and Niger. Meanwhile, different speeches by the President of Englis Clubs were delivered with great messages of his poetry.
Ambassador Mr. Ahmed Ali Sirohey in his speech highlighted that Iqbal Day commemorates the history and essence of literature, unfolds the sacrifice, and highlights the efforts of Muslim heroes, whose wisdom and ideology brought the Muslims of the subcontinent together and created the consciousness of freedom in them. He said that Iqbal is known as the spiritual father of Pakistan, a brainchild behind the two-nation theory which culminated in the formation of Pakistan on 14 August 1947.
He underscored that while celebrating the birth anniversary of the great poet and philosopher, it was important to study deeper about his philosophy of life, individual responsibility and communal harmony. Ambassador Ahmed Ali Sirohey particularly appreciated the students who presented poems and participated in a different program of the ceremony.