PAKISTAN-SINDHI CULTURE DAY
Local News Karachi , KARACHI
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Sindhi Culture Day celebrated across Pakistani province.
Dressed in the cultural attire, hundreds of people pour on the streets of Pakistani city of Karachi to mark Sindhi Culture Day which has been celebrated across Sindh province with traditional enthusiasm.
SHOTLIST: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (DECEMBER 01, 2019) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)
- CROWD OF PEOPLE WEARING AJRAK (A BLOCK PRINTED SHAWL) AND SINDHI CAPS (TOPI) CLAPPING AND ARTISTS PRESENT ON STAGE
- ARTISTS SINGING AND DANCING WHILE PEOPLE SWAYING TO THE TUNES OF SINDHI MUSIC
- FEMALE SINGING WHILE TWO MEN IN TRADITIONAL SINDHI ATTIRE DANCING
- GIRLS IN CROWD DANCING
- CROWD CLAPPING TO MUSIC
- GIRL IN CROWD DANCING
- GIRLS WEARING AJRAK AND SINDHI CAP
- GIRL WEARING AJRAK TAKING SELFIE
- MEN WEARING AJRAK AND TOPI
- VARIOUS OF CROWD LISTENING TO SONGS
- (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) ACTRESS AND SINGER, MUSKAN BALOCH, SAYING: “It is a day of delight. We celebrate this day like Eid festival. It is a matter of pride for us. On this day, we talk about our culture, the cultural colours. So it is a big day for us.”
- MEN ON STAGE DANCING AND SINGING
- DRUMMER BEATING DRUM
- (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) EDUCATIONIST, ASHFAQ MAREE, SAYING: “Sindhi culture is thousands of years old culture. As Sindhi and as Pakistani, we are trying to highlight this culture. We should explore it and put it across to our younger generation so that they know they are custodian of such a rich, broad and lively heritage.”
- MAN DANCING ON STAGE AND CROWD WATCHING
- MAN SINGING AND CROWD WATCHING
STORY: Hundreds of people, dressed in the cultural attire, poured on the streets of Pakistani city of Karachi to mark Sindhi Culture Day which was celebrated across the Sindh province with traditional enthusiasm on Sunday (December, 01).
The day is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month of December every year as "Aekta Day" which means unity, since 2009.
People wearing Ajrak, a block printed shawl, and Sindhi caps (Topi) danced to the tunes of Sindhi songs as they moved in rallies and gathered outside Karachi Press Club where the main event was organized.
“It is a day of delight. We celebrate this day like Eid festival. It is a matter of pride for us. On this day, we talk about our culture, the cultural colours. So it is a big day for us,”said actress and singer, Muskan Baloch.
The objective of this day is to spotlight the centuries old rich culture of Sindh. It is also a symbol of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.
The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilisation in the northwestern regions of South Asia, lasting from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE, and in its mature form from 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE.
Karachi is the capital of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.
“Sindhi culture is thousands of years old culture. As Sindhi and as Pakistani, we are trying to highlight this culture. We should explore it and put it across to our younger generation so that they know they are custodian of such a rich, broad and lively heritage,”said educationist Ashfaq Maree.
Major hallmarks of cities and towns have been decorated with Sindhi Ajrak to highlight the cultural values of Sindh. People across Sindh exchanged gifts of Ajrak and Topi at various ceremonies.
Several political parties including Pakistan People's Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Qaumi Awami Tehreek, Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party and other nationalist parties organised separate rallies in the city.
Meanwhile, events for intellectual discourse were also organised by different groups and non-governmental organisations.
The Sindhi language is spoken and understood by millions of people across the globe. The day is celebrated all over Sindh, and amongst the Sindhi diaspora around the world.
Sindhis in Sindh and Sindhi diaspora all over the world celebrate this day to demonstrate the peaceful identity of Sindhi culture and acquire the attention of the world towards the rich heritage and culture of Sindh.