Education: Participants explore Iqbal’s message

September 1, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Rector International Islamic University Islamabad IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai has said that Allama Iqbal was not only an intellectual; he was a worthwhile philosopher and enthusiastic champion of Islamic universalism, our affection for him will remain shallow unless we understand his message, put aside our differences and stand united for progress of the country.

He expressed these views being a chief guest at concluding ceremony of a three-day workshop on “Towards Understanding Iqbal in 21st Century” organised by Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue IIIRD of International Islamic University Islamabad IIUI.

Acting President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed and Director Coordination IIIRD Dr. Talib Hussain Sial and resource person of the workshop Khurram Ali Shafique also joined the concluding ceremony. Urdu language teachers of the Islamabad model colleges participated in three day workshop.

Dr. Masoom Yasinzai while appreciating the role of IIIRD urged the organisers to hold another workshop of same nature, invite scholars and teachers across the country.

He stressed on the participant teachers to be devoted to their profession while saying that nations cannot be built without good teachers. “Societies with racism and sectarianism face decline, we would have to ignore our personal differences and introduce our students with true message of Iqbal” he said. Rector IIUI added that teachers can give a new life to the
nation, they are the real builders, they should first study and understand the core message of Iqbal and disseminate it to students and to the society at large. He lauded the efforts of Dr Mumtaz Ahmed and Dr. Talib Hussain Sial for conducting such an important and valuable workshop on Iqbal.

Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed, in his address on the occasion announced that IIRD will provide every possible cooperation to Islamabad Model colleges for organizing such workshops in future. “Educational institutions and society have a close link, educational institutions can pave the way to progress of society” He said. Earlier, Dr. Talib Hussain Sial briefed the participants about objectives IIIRD and its “outreach” programme. Representing the participants of the workshop, Ms. Samina of Islamabad Model College For Girls, Sector F7/2, Islamabad and Sher Ali, Lecturer, Islamabad Model College For Boys, Sector F10/4, Islamabad shared their views about the experience of workshop and termed it as a precious opportunity to understand the message of Iqbal. At the end, certificates of were distributed among the participants of the workshop by Rector IIUI and President.