No Poet, Writer Can Be Confined In Geographical Limits: Minister

No poet, writer can be confined in geographical limits: Minister

KARACHI, Nov 8 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 08th Nov, 2016 ) : Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Syed Sardar Ali Shah has said that no writer or poet including Allama Iqbal can be confined within the geographical or linguistic boundaries, as they are the ambassadors of love and peace and rise above such limits. This he said while talking to media at inauguration ceremony of the special exhibition of relics and belongings of the national poet, Dr.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal on the eve of his 139th Birth Anniversary, said a statement on Tuesday. The Minister said that the writers, poets, artists and all the literary souls cannot be confined within geographical or linguistic boundaries but they are the fountains of inspiration for all the humans around the world. He lamented that there is no or less research work done on Iqbal especially on his Persian poetry, and one should come forward and examine his `Javed-nama' and `Zarb-e-Kaleem' to know better how tall literary soul his was indeed.

He hoped that soon the day will come when Shah Latif Day will be celebrated in Peshawar, Shaikh Ayaz Day at Sahiwal, and Day of Ustad Bukhari in Faisalabad. He said that this is the only way to create and strengthen the cordial and amiable bond between the provinces, because these writers are the ambassadors of peace and love for all nations. Syed Sardar Shah further said that the main objective of organizing this special exhibition is to educate and inspire our younger generation regarding the works of Iqbal, so that they may take some inspiration from his towering personality, and this would enhance their creative faculties of mind.

The Minister inaugurated the 15-days exhibition organized by Culture department at National Museum of Pakistan. Apart from the hand-written letters of Allama Iqbal, there was a vast collection of articles placed in the exhibition, which remained under his daily use. These included his chair, umbrella, stick, turban, black gown, books, first edition of his poetic works and numerous photographs depicting his personal, social and political life.