ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony would organize a day-long `National Seerat Conference’ on January 4 (Sunday) to pay homage to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as part of celebrations of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal.
The conference would be arranged to project the life, Seerah and disseminate the teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH) across the country. Prominent Ulema and Scholars will attend the conference and present their articles and thoughts on the theme “Role of Media and Responsibilities in the Light of Teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)”.
Seerat Conferences at the provincial, divisional and district headquarters would be inaugurated by the governors, ministers or eminent Ulema and Mashaikh respectively.
Provincial and district Seerat Committees may also be constituted which will arrange the Seerat Majalis.
The ministry would arrange Seerat writing competitions of Seerat Books in national, regional and foreign languages, Na’at Books, Islamic Books written by female scholars, Maqalaat-e-Seerat and journals issuing Special Seerat numbers.
Seerat meetings would be organized by Foreign Missions, corporations, semi government organizations, autonomous bodies and defence establishment.
The outstanding position holders in the Seerat, Naat Book and Article competitions would receive prizes and awards in the prize distribution ceremony to be held in the inaugural and concluding sessions.
The heads of educational institutions are directed to ensure participation of students and teachers in the functions. The functions will conclude with prayers for the prosperity, development of the country and welfare of the people.
The maximum coverage of the events through media would be ensured throughout the month of Rabi ul Awwal.
Special editions by newspapers and magazines will be issued. Special Na’atia mushaira and quiz programmes on Seerat may be arranged by TV and Radio.
The best articles presented in the Seerat Conference may be broadcast and telecast on Radio and TV alongwith informatory introduction of best Seerat Books in Urdu, foreign and regional languages.
12 Rabi ul Awwal would be declared as Public Holiday and Seerat functions would be held in all the educational institutions and in public halls.
On the dawn of 12th Rabi ul Awwal, 31 Guns Salute in the federal capital and 21 Guns Salute at the provincial headquarters will be fired.
Special Seerat banners and illuminations on public buildings throughout the country will be arranged keeping in view the austerity drive of the government.
The sweets would be distributed in the schools and colleges and also among orphans, widows, destitute, disabled and prisoners.