Sindh Cultural Day to be celebrate on Dec 21


* Political parties and social organizations are busy in arranging special programs

KARACHI: The people of Sindh will celebrate their cultural day on December 21 (tomorrow) in entire Sindh however that musical programs and other cultural events started from Thursday which will be carried on all the day of Friday.

The people of Sindh are all set to celebrate their cultural day on Nov 19 as a number of men, women, youth and elders from different literary and social organizations remained busy in arranging special programs such as musical nights, rallies, Mushairas and cultural wrestling ‘Malakhro’ in several cities.

In this connection several media channels have also arranged a musical and cultural night in front of Karachi Press Club. All political parties, especially nationalist parties, have also organized several programs across Sindh.

Sindh Cultural Day originated three years ago when an anchorperson of a private TV channel criticized President Asif Ali Zardari for wearing Shalwar Kameez and Sindhi Topi (cap) on his visit to Afghanistan. Ever since, Sindhi media groups have started to celebrate the day as ‘Sindh Cultural Day’ on Dec 4 every year later that the date has ben changed due to some unbeatable situations.

Talking to Lahore Times, members of Sindh Media Forum (SMF) Tanveer Arain of Mehran TV informed that the event was being celebrated earlier, on Nov 19, as contemporary date was falling in Muharram. All the political parties including Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, Sindh Tarqi Pasand Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Sindh National Movement, Jeay Sindh Tahreek, Jeay Sindh Mahaz and other parties have announced several rallies and musical programs across Sindh.

He said Mehran TV have arranged a Sindhi cultural musical night at Hyderabad Press Club Hyderabad and a mega cultural event has been arranged at Karachi Press Club on Friday which will be started from morning till late night.

Asif Sahito another focal person of a Sindh TV channel ‘Awaz’ told Lahore Times, they arranged cultural programs in all district headquarters of the province including Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas, Thatta and Khairpur, adding, a musical program in Karachi has been arranged at Teen Talwar Clifton Karachi.

The people of Sindh will celebrate this day like an Eid. Men will don themselves in Sindhi Topi, Ajrak and Patko (traditional cap) while women will wear Sindhi dresses.

Several social and literary organizations including Sindhi Adabi Sangat, Sindh Graduates Association and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Welfare Association have arranged several programs and rallies for celebrating the event.

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