Sindhis celebrate culture day across the province
Sindhi culture day was celebrated with enthusiasm across the province as thousands of people dressed in the cultural attire poured on the streets in dozens of rallies to mark the occasion. This year Sindhi Culture Day’s theme was ‘Aekta’ which means unity.
People wearing ajrak, a block printed shawl, and Sindhi caps danced to the tunes of Sindhi songs as they moved in rallies.
Several political parties including Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Qaumi Awami Tehreek, and Sindh Taraqi Pasand organised separate rallies in various cities.
The PTI took out a rally in Karachi from Insaf House to Governor House. Addressing the participants of the rally, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said Sindh is the land of sufis and saints who always preached love, peace, unity, and harmony.
Ismail said there is a need to promote the message of love and peace, adding that people of Sindh have great love and passion for its culture.
Meanwhile, events for intellectual discourse were also organised by different groups and non-governmental organisations.
Moreover, Information Minister Fawad Chauhdry extended his greetings to the people of Sindh, saying the “biggest heritage of the people of Sindh was their selfless love, while Sindhi cap and ajrak manifested their heterogeneous culture”. The Sindhi language was spoken and understood across the globe, he said.
“The colourful land of Sindh was free of prejudice, hatred, intolerance, and division among its people,” the minister said.