EVENT TO MARK BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF POET OF THE EAST

MUSCAT: An event to mark the 138th birth anniversary of Dr Allama Mohammed Iqbal – Poet of the East, will be held at Al Falaj Hotel on November 9.

This was announced at a press conference on Monday. The event titled, ‘Apna Muqaam Paida Kar’ will also host prominent literary personalities such as Pakistan senator S M Zafar and Dr Tahir Hameed, director of Iqbal Academy who will share the poet’s views and philosophies with the audience.

Addressing the media, Sayed Aftab Gilani, one of the organisers of the event said, “This is the second time we are celebrating the works of Dr Allama Mohammed Iqbal. We had held a similar event in 2011. Dr Iqbal’s works are appreciated all over South Asia and Persian-speaking countries. Dignitaries including those from various embassies will be invited to the event.”

“The event will also feature a performance by Masooma Anwar, who will entertain the audience by lending her voice to Dr Iqbal’s popular poems,” he added.

The event is organised by the company Sarfaraz in association with Muscat Beach Trading, Al Qassabi Travels and Tourism and is being presented by Best Ittfaq. Entry to the event is by invitation only.

SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY