Sameer Nazir Siyal
KARACHI: Sindhi culture day is being celebrated today (Sunday), with enthusiast men, women and children dancing in the streets of almost all towns and villages of Sindh.
Cultural activities are being organized by Sindh Culture Department, various political, social organizations, schools, colleges and universities of Sindh, as towns are decorated with Sindhi Ajrak to highlight the cultural values of Sindh.
Rallies, seminars, debates, folk music programmes, drama and theatric performances, tableaux and literary sittings are also being held to highlight Sindhi culture, history and heritage at the events.
The Sindhi Cultural Day is celebrated worldwide every year by wearing Ajrak and Sindhi Topi (cap), which are regarded as identities the Sindhi culture and a symbol of the Indus Valley civilization.
On the day, people across Sindh exchange gifts of Ajrak and Topi at various ceremonies. On the eve of the cultural event, children and women were seen dressed up in Ajrak, assembling at grand gatherings where famous Sindhi singers sung Sindhi songs, which depicts love and progress of Sindh.
The musical performances of the artists compel the participants to dance on Sindhi tunes, specially on a famous song ‘Jeay Sindh Jeay, Sindh Wara Jean’.
Sale of Sindhi cap and ajrak has also witnesses an uptick ahead of the celebrations.
Sindh culture department would also organise various programmes at Karachi Press Club, Mehran Arts Council Hyderabad, Arts Council Khairpur and Larkana Arts Council.