PFCC Essay Competition

The Pakistan Founders Celebration Committee, PFCC, is sponsoring an Essay Competition amongst Pakistani-American undergraduate and graduate students on the message of Allama Iqbal conveyed in the poem “Talib-e-Ilm (Student):
May God acquaint you with some gale Respite from books you do not get your tides no stir at all exhale But Book Revealed too soon forget.”

The Evaluation Committee is looking for submissions that best reflect the philosophy of Allama Iqbal and the steadfastness of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Essays should display an understanding of the thought process that went into the creation of Pakistan and present a road map to students and others on the course of action that Pakistani Americans should take in order to unite and strengthen the bonds between Pakistani Americans.

Scholarships of $1,000 each shall be awarded to the top two selections accepted. Selected individuals may also be asked to speak at the Inaugural Banquet Dinner to be hosted by PFCC on December 25, 2004 at the Chandni Restaurant located in the San Francisco Bay Area (Newark). Additional scholarships may be available for selected essays. The winning and other selected essays will be published in the program booklet.

Essays should be of 1000 words or less and should be mailed no later than November 30, 2004 to: PFCC, 12 S. First Street, Suite 600
San Jose, Ca 95113
Tel.: (408) 294 0404
Email: jinahiqbal@yahoo.com
www.mjinnah.com

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