Anantnag: Department of Urdu, South Campus Anantnag, University celebrated Iqbal Day on Saturday on the occasion of 137th birth anniversary of Dr. Sir Mohammad Iqbal.
The function was held in the auditorium of the newly under construction Library-cum-Auditorium block of South Campus. Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Kashmir presided over the function. Justice B.A. Kirmani (retired) was the chief guest and Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi was the guest of honour.
Among others Mr. B.A. Tak, Chief Conservator Forests, Mohammad Ashraf Beig, columnist, Mushtaq Kashmiri, poet, HoDs of different departments of South Campus, Faculty members, Mohammad Akram Seh (Assistant Registrar South Campus), Principal Degree College (Boys) Anantnag and Deputy CEO Anantnag were also present on the occasion.
While welcoming the chairperson, chief guest and other dignitaries, the Director South Campus Prof. B.A. Nehvi appraised the dignitaries about the south campus and challenges faced by it. The Director gave an overall view of the departments and the under construction blocks at South Campus. In his thoughtful speech, the director who is also associated with the Iqbal Institute of the University of Kashmir, applauded that the philosopher, poet, jurist and thinker Dr. Sir Mohammad Iqbal must be a read and understood by all the sections of the society and without his teachings our education is incomplete.
Chief guest Justice B.A. Kirmani told the youth to inculcate in themselves the teachings and philosophy of Iqbal.
Chairperson Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Kashmir starting with the verses of Allama Iqbal told that modern civilization has been gifted by Allama Iqbal through his poetry. In his address the Dean Academic Affairs said that we need to read Allama Iqbal for the benefit of ourselves and the entire humanity.
While congratulating the Director for conducting such a wonderful conference for the first time at South Campus, the Dean Academic Affairs communicated the message of the worthy Vice-chancellor to the Director that the University will extend all possible help to him in making South Campus an independent University in future.
Professor Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi enlightened the philosophy of Iqbal in terms of Khudi.
Different research scholars, teachers of the south campus and the university read papers and the students of different departments delivered speeches on the importance of Iqbal’s Philosophy and poetry.
Mohammad Ashraf Lecturer, Department of Urdu conducted the proceedings and Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Bhat, Sr. Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics presented the vote of thanks.