An event organized at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, a booklet consisting selected verses of Allama Muhammad Iqbal in the Chinese language was unveiled.
Chinese Urdu literature academics, students from Beijing Foreign Studies University’s Urdu Language Department, and Mission officers all attended the gathering.
Launching of Iqbal’s Book in Chinese Language— Pakistan Embassy China (@PakinChina_) April 30, 2021
On 30 April 2021, a ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan to launch a booklet containing select verses of Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Chinese language. 9-1 pic.twitter.com/FBudWByT01
The booklet’s launch is part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.
Prof. Ms. Zhou Nasreen, Head of Beijing Foreign Studies University’s (BFSU) Urdu Language Department, spoke at the event and paid glowing tribute to Allama Iqbal for his everlasting poetry and illuminating philosophical thinking.
She recalled that Allama Iqbal has always been held in high regard by Chinese intellectuals, and that many of his popular poems have already been translated into Chinese.
Prof. Nasreen said that Iqbal’s vision of Khudi (Self) and his fight for justice and fair play has piqued China’s interest.
Ambassador of Pakistan to China Moin Ul Haque spoke at the event, praising Iqbal’s intellectual scope, political acumen, and creative genius.
He stated that Iqbal’s message has universal appeal and transcends creed and ethnicity, and that his contributions to philosophy and literature are a shared heritage of humanity.
Ambassador Moin hoped that this book would help to popularise Iqbal in China and strengthen cultural ties between the two countries.
The Chinese students of BFSU’s Urdu Language Department also recited verses of Allama Iqbal poetry during the function.