New York City Pays Tribute: ‘Allama Iqbal Avenue’ Unveiled Ahead of Pakistan’s Independence Day

Web DeskAugust 8, 2023

Queens Borough Honors Pakistani Icon with Road Dedication in Vibrant Ceremony

In a heartwarming gesture commemorating Pakistan’s upcoming Independence Day, the Queens borough of New York City has bestowed a significant honor upon the nation’s revered poet, Allama Iqbal. A road in the Richmond Hill district has been rechristened as “Allama Iqbal Avenue,” a fitting tribute to the visionary wordsmith.

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The renaming ceremony, held in anticipation of Independence Day, marked a historic moment as the community came together to celebrate the legacy of Allama Iqbal. The event drew a vibrant crowd, echoing with the spirited chant of “Pakistan zindabad” (Long live Pakistan) and punctuated by the waving of flags that symbolize national pride.

The driving force behind this heartening initiative was none other than the Pakistani-American community itself. The American-Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering stronger ties between the two nations, played a pivotal role in making this dedication a reality.

Ali Rashid, the leader of APAG, beamed with pride and happiness as the road dedication was unveiled. He noted the deep significance of this tribute, viewing it as a meaningful gift not only for the Pakistani-American community but also for Pakistan itself, particularly in the midst of Independence Day celebrations.

The newly minted “Allama Iqbal Avenue” stands as a testament to the shared values and cultural connections between Pakistan and the United States. This poignant dedication resonates with the vibrant Pakistani diaspora, serving as a reminder of their heritage while fostering stronger bonds within their adopted homeland.

As Independence Day approaches, the renaming of the road stands as a powerful testament to the enduring legacy of Allama Iqbal and the indomitable spirit of unity that defines the Pakistani-American community.

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