Sindh rises up to celebrate Culture Day
HYDERABAD, December 21: Sindhi culture day was celebrated across whole Sindh on call of Sindh Media Forum. Colourful rallies were taken out in all small and big cities and villages which were participated by young and old, all in traditional Sindhi dresses with Sindhi topi (cap), Ajrak and others with turbans while women wore dresses of Ajrak colours. Like other cities and towns in Hyderabad a large stage was made on Miran Muhammad Shah road between press club and radio Pakistan building. Long rallies of Sindhi people were marching on almost all roads of Qasimabad and Hyderabad chanting slogans of “Jeay Jeay Sindh Jean Sindhi Manhoon”.The media print and electronics which have given call and supported the Sindhi Culture Day included dailies Mehran, Ibrat, Barsat, Naeen Sindh, Pak, Pak Sindh, Tuloo, Awami Awaz, Halchal, Sindh Express, Muqdamo, Waka, Sobh, Sindhu, among Urdu dailies Jang, Jehan Pakistan, Awaz Lahore, Awam, Safeer, Khabren, Muqdama, and among TV channels, Dawn News, Aaj News, Mehran TV, Dhoom, Hum TV, Indus TV, Metro, GEO, Waqt, Dunya, Pushtoon TV Khyber, daily Sindh Tribune and Sachal FM. The political parties which took out rallies and their workers dances on Sindhi Dhol and Shahnai singing songs of Jeay Sindh and Ho Jamalo included Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (led by Hyder Shahani), Pakistan Peoples Party ( Iqbal Soomro), Functional Muslim League (Sohail Jamali), Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz ( Akash Mallah), Sindh National Party (Ashraf Noonari), Awami Tehrik (Roshan Birhmani), Sindhi Adabi Sangal (Amin Lakho),Sindh Ragi Welfare Association (Ustan Amir Ali),Govt. Secondary Teachers Association, Primary Teachers Association, Tehrik Insaaf, Muslim League Hamkhayal, HRCP (Dr. Ashothama), Pakistan Rural and City Development Organisation (led by Abdul Ghani Mirjat) Awami Jamhroor Party (Ms. Nazeer Qureshi) National Peoples Party (Saleeem Jatoi), Jeay Sindh Tehrik, Sindh National Movement. Members of media groups and cultural committee who also led the processions and attended the day included Lala Rehman Samoon, Khalid Khokhar, Jaffar Memon, Mahesh Kumar, Iqbal Mallah, Khalid Chandio, Aijaz Leghari, Ghualm Hussain Khaskheli, Ishaq Mangrio, Rauf Chandio and others. The Ho Jamalo and other Sindhi songs and Sindhi Jhumri and Bhangra dance continued to be played from morning to evening. Talking on the occasion the leaders of various parties and organizations said that Sindhi Topi and Ajrak day literally called as Sindhi Cultural Day was reminiscent of thousands of years old Sindhi culture that had flourished on the banks of mighty Sindhu River. They said that for Sindhis not only in Sindh but in India, Singapore and elsewhere it was their national festival (Eid).