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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Allama Iqbal (Summary)

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Poet of the east Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born on 9th November 1877 in Sialkot. He received his early education in his native town. He passed M.A from university of Punjab in 1899. In that year he was appointed as a professor in Arabic in Oriental college Lahore. He served as professor till 1905. Then left for London for higher studies. In London he received law degree. After that he received Ph.D degree from Germany on his work in Persian philosophy. For that he is known as Dr. Muhammad Iqbal.

Allama Iqbal was not only a great poet ut also a great philosopher. He was well versed in eastern as well as western philosophy. He spent much part of his life in study of Islam. He also took part in active politics. He bcame member of Punjab legislative council from 1926 to 1929. He was elected President of the All India Muslim League Punjab. In 1930 he presided over the Allahabad session of the All India Muslim League. On this occasion he made a clear demand for separate state of Muslims in South Asia. He directed all his efforts towards achievement of this goal.

Allama Iqbal was held in great estecm by Quaid-e-Azam. Time and again he took advices from him. Allama Iqbal died in 1938. But the Muslim state proposed by him came into being on 14th August 1947.

Helen Keller (Summary)

Helen Keller was born in 1880 in a little town in the U.S.A. When she was two years old, she fell dangerously ill. She became blind and deaf due to that illness. At being deaf and blind she was very sad. Helen’s parents employed a teacher Miss Sullivan to teach their daughter. Miss Sullivan was trained and experienced lady. She her self had also been blind, but she got her eye sight back after sometime. Miss Sullivan trained Helen to write words on sand. Slowly and gradually she learnt about history, geography, mountains and rivers.
At the age of eight Helen joined the school for blind children. There she began to speak again with efforts of teachers by feeling the movement of lips. By and by she learned to read books. She passed all her examinations easily. She went to college and then to Harvard university and graduated without any difficulty.
Miss Helen Keller visited Pakistan in 1956 at the age of 76. She paid visit to the school of blind, deaf and dumb. She encouraged the disabled students and appreciated the efforts of the staff of school. She told students to be happy and cheerful and should not curse their fate. They can do every thing in the world.

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