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Sindhis celebrate culture day across the province

Updated December 02, 2018

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Folk artists perform in a rally held to mark the Sindhi Culture Day in Larkana. —APP
Folk artists perform in a rally held to mark the Sindhi Culture Day in Larkana. —APP
People wearing ajrak and Sindhi caps danced to the tunes of Sindhi songs as they moved in rallies. —APP
People wearing ajrak and Sindhi caps danced to the tunes of Sindhi songs as they moved in rallies. —APP
Folk singer performs during a function to mark the Sindhi Culture Day in Hyderabad. —APP
Folk singer performs during a function to mark the Sindhi Culture Day in Hyderabad. —APP
Folk singer performs on stage during a function in connection with Sindh culture day at Sindh Museum. —APP
Folk singer performs on stage during a function in connection with Sindh culture day at Sindh Museum. —APP

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.

A person carries huge traditional cap during a function in Hyderabad. —APP
A person carries huge traditional cap during a function in Hyderabad. —APP

Souvenirs displayed at a stall during an event in Larkana. —APP
Souvenirs displayed at a stall during an event in Larkana. —APP

Women enjoy while listening to Sindhi songs during a function at Sindh Museum in Hyderabad. —APP
Women enjoy while listening to Sindhi songs during a function at Sindh Museum in Hyderabad. —APP

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.

An artist performs a traditional dance in Hyderabad. —APP
An artist performs a traditional dance in Hyderabad. —APP

Folk singer Jigar Jalal performs during a function to mark the Sindhi Culture Day in Larkana. —APP
Folk singer Jigar Jalal performs during a function to mark the Sindhi Culture Day in Larkana. —APP

Girls wearing traditional dresses pose for selfies. —APP
Girls wearing traditional dresses pose for selfies. —APP

Folk singer performs on stage during a function in connection with Sindh culture day at Sindh Museum. —APP
Folk singer performs on stage during a function in connection with Sindh culture day at Sindh Museum. —APP