College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM) reverently celebrated Iqbal Day on November 13, 2023, paying homage to the great philosopher-poet Allama Iqbal. The event was a vibrant display of cultural reverence and artistic expression, showcasing the students’ talents and dedication to honoring Iqbal’s legacy.
A multitude of students actively engaged in various competitions, including the Kalam-e-Iqbal recitations and Speech Competitions, where they eloquently conveyed the profound messages embedded in Iqbal’s poetry. Additionally, the artistic flair of the students was showcased through mesmerizing tablos and soul-stirring Sufi performances, encapsulating the essence of Iqbal’s philosophy.
The event was made even more remarkable with the generous support of Nazria Pakistan Trust, which erected a captivating Tehreek-e-Pakistan mobile gallery at COTHM. The gallery, a testament to the rich history and struggle for Pakistan’s independence, provided students with a deep insight into the nation’s heritage.
Professor Zahid, representing Nazria Pakistan Trust, graced the occasion as the esteemed chief guest. His presence added significance to the event, highlighting the importance of preserving and promoting the ideals upheld by Allama Iqbal.
“The celebration of Iqbal Day at COTHM is a reflection of our commitment to honoring the visionary poet who ignited the spirit of change and resilience in our nation,” remarked COTHM COO Zaheer Ahmad.
The event not only served as a platform for students to showcase their talents but also fostered a sense of patriotism and cultural appreciation among the attendees. The performances and presentations encapsulated Iqbal’s teachings and resonated with the audience, evoking a sense of pride and reverence for the nation’s history and cultural heritage.
Professor Zahid from Nazria Pakistan Trust expressed his appreciation for COTHM’s initiative in commemorating Iqbal Day, stating, “It’s heartening to witness the dedication of the students and the institution towards preserving the values and teachings of Allama Iqbal. Such initiatives are crucial in nurturing a sense of national identity and pride among the youth.”