People in Sindh mark Culture Day with zeal

KARACHI: The people celebrated Sindh Culture Day with zeal and zest across the country on Sunday.
The Sindh Culture Day is celebrated annually to show the rich culture of Indus Civilisation which is almost 5,000 years old. On this occasion, various cultural, government, and non-government organisations hold seminars, rallies and conferences to highlight the centuries-old culture of Sindh valley.
Donning cultural dresses with Sindhi cap and ajrak (shawl), the traditional block printed shawls to spotlight the centuries-old rich culture of Sindh. A large number of people including political workers, leaders, NGOs, students, labourers, villagers, associations, and workers purchase traditional caps and Ajrak to mark the day.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his message on the day said that the Indus Civilisation is the crown of Pakistan and Sindh’s culture is in fact a message of unity and harmony. He said that this is the day of youth who are the real heir of this rich heritage.
He said, “There is a need to learn how to make our cultural activities a platform for promotion of our social as well as economic activities as well.” He suggested that Sindh Culture Day be celebrated every year with a new theme like the days commemorated by the UN.
The young PPP leader said that diversity of cultures, religions, ethnicities and creeds is the new nomenclature of modern peace and harmony. He extended heartiest congratulations to all those celebrating the Sindh Culture Day in the province and elsewhere in the country.
SAPM on Political Communication, Dr Shahbaz Gill also congratulated the people of Sindh on Culture Day in his tweet.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in their separate felicitation messages have termed the day celebrations as symbol of brotherhood and harmony.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar congratulated the people of Sindh on the Sindh Culture Day. A special ceremony was held at the Chief Minister’s Office on this occasion.
SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Executive Director Lahore Arts Council Saman Rai and other dignitaries attended the ceremony.
A portrait of famous Sindi folk singer Alan Fakeer was presented to the chief minister. He said that Sindh culture is one of the great and ancient cultures of the world. Sindh culture is the beauty of Pakistani culture.
He said, “All our cultures are the same. We are very happy to celebrate Sindh Culture Day as Sindhis are our brothers and sisters.” He said that celebrating Sindh Culture Day in Punjab will promote national harmony, adding, “Today our motherland demands solidarity and brotherhood from us.” – TLTP

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