Celebration of Sindh Culture Day Since Over a Decade

Celebration of Sindh Culture Day Since Over a Decade

Sindh Culture Day also known as Ekta jo Dihaaro is broadly celebrated with traditional interest to highlight centuries old rich Sindhi culture. This day is celebrated all over in the province of Sindh as well amongst Sindhi People settled in other countries of world. This day is the event and illustration of tradition of Sindhi people, people in Sindh province and Sindhi community all over the world rejoice this day to illustrate the passive identity of Sindhi tradition and acquire attention of world towards vast customs and culture Sindhi community. On this happy day, people gather in all main cities of province at school grounds, press clubs, and other places to arrange various activities of poetic and  lyric gatherings. Mach Katchehri (arranging a gathering to sit round in circle shape and ablaze fire on sticks in center), seminars, musical events, rallies and lectures. This event is representation of ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

Sindhi people celebrate this Sindhi Culture day worldwide in first week on first Sunday of Decembers every year. On this occasion, Sindhi people arrange rallies, musical programmes and other different events after wearing traditional shawl called as “Ajrak” and Sindhi Topi in different areas of Sindh in a best try to mark the day celebration with full zeal. Major points of cities, towns and villages are dressed up with Ajrak to climax cultural standards of Sindhi community. People across the province also exchange gifts in shape of Ajrak and Topi during various events on cultural day. Women and children also get ready after wearing the clothes in designs in Ajrak and join themselves in grand gathering at vast grounds, where popular singers of Sindh sing Sindhi songs and lyrics depicting message of love and peace in Sindh. Musical performances of these artists induce audience to dance on Sindhi lyrics, folk songs and other sindhi tunes like ‘Jeay Sindh Jeay, Sindh Wara Jean’ mor tho tilay rana, ho jamalo etc.

Religious, political, and social organizations of province, including Civil Administration, Sindh Culture Department various universities, colleges and schools also organize selected events like debates, folk musical programs, seminars, drama and theaters, literary sittings and tableau other events to declare this event as symbol of annual celebration. Culture Day is also celebrated with the aim to display unity amongst the Sindhi speaking people.

culture Day (Ekta Day) was celebrated on 6 December 2009 for the first time as Sindhi Topi Day after the criticized comments of an anchorperson of a private TV Channel namely Dr. Shahid Masood who carped Former President Asif Ali Zardari due to wearing Sindhi Cap during his foreign visits. In response of his criticism, Sindh peoples across the country as well as abroad condemned rigorously the comments of Dr Shahid Masood’s through social media and other factors, which resulted in the declaration of arranging Sindhi Topi Day. Afterwards, Sindhi media groups also started to arrange this day as ‘Sindh Culture Day’. Sindhi language TV channels including Sindh TV, KTN, Awaz TV, and, Kashish and Mehran TV record special programs as well as broadcast live on the event of Culture Day every year.

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