Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sindhi Cultural Day (Ekta Day) being celebrated with traditional fervor and zeal


Sindh cultural day or Ekta (Unity) day is being observed today, ARY News reported.


People all over the province on this occasion express their feeling of unity by wearing Sindhi Topi (cap) and Ajrak.


On this occasion, the musical programs and rallies are held in many cities to mark the day with zeal.


Major hallmarks of cities and towns are decorated with Sindhi Ajrak to highlight the cultural values of Sindh.


The people across Sindh exchange gifts of Ajrak and Topi (cap) at various ceremonies

The musical performances of the artists compel the participants to dance on Sindhi tunes and ‘Jeay Sindh Jeay-Sindh Wara Jean’.


Ekta (Unity) day is observed to display solidarity among the Sindhi-speaking masses; the event is celebrated not only in Karachi, but throughout Sindh.


In Sindhi culture the Sindhi Topi (cap) for men and Ajrak for women are of great importance. Every year Sindhi cultural days is being observed in Sindh since 2009. In this regard several ceremonies are being held in the province.


At Karachi press club several political leaders, ministers, assembly members, artists and journalists celebrated this cultural event.


A musical program was also organized where a huge number of women wearing ajrak were seen on the event.


Sindhi language is ancient and rich in literature. Its writers have contributed extensively in various forms of literature in both poetry and prose. Sindhi literature is very rich, and is one of the world’s oldest literatures. 


Sindhi poetry is also prominent in Sindhi culture. Poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and Sachal Sarmast is very famous amongst all of Pakistanis.


Sindhi music has its own unique quality. It is performed in many different ways. Sufi music is performed at shrines, and other simple music is performed at  gatherings.


The roots of Sindhi culture and civilization go back to the distant past. Archaeological researches during 19th and 20th centuries showed the roots of social life, religion and culture of the people of the Sindh: their agricultural practices, traditional arts and crafts, customs and tradition and other parts of social life, going back to a ripe and mature Indus Valley Civilization of the third millennium BC. Recent researches have traced the Indus valley civilization to even earlier ancestry.


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