FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 03, 2016
CONTACT: Mashhood Qazi, Asif Panhwar, Ahmer Nadeem Memon and Max Memon.
Sindhis of Calgary Gathered to Celebrate their Culture of Peace, Tolerance and Universalism
CALGARY, More than 100 Canadians of Sindhi origin gathered in a local community hall to celebrate their Annual “SINDHI CULTURAL DAY” on December 3rd, 2016 in Calgary, Canada. Sindh is the home to the ancient Indus Valley civilization and is now a province in Pakistan. A vibrant Sindhi-Canadian community numbering in the thousands live in various Canadian cities. More than 40 million Sindhis live in Sindh today and about 10 Million live in various countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America constituting Sindhi Diaspora. Sindhis around the globe are famous for their heritage emphasizing the peace, universalism, tolerance, hospitality and entrepreneurship.
The provincial leadership of the Province of Alberta participated, spoke and enjoyed sindhi culture in the event including Minister for Human Services Irfan Sabir, MLA Deb Drever, MLA Ric McIver, Political Activist Ms. Roop Rai, United Way Coordinator Ms. Lalita Singh, South Asian community leader Waqar Manzoor, and Rukhshi B Ahmed.
The hall was decorated with colourful sindhi handicrafts. Everyone wore the traditional Sindhi Scarf (Ajrak) and Sindhi Caps. A lunch was served after welcome to the guests and cake cutting ceremony.
“The sindhi people have a beautiful culture to cherish especially when belonging to an ancient civilization of Moen-jo-Daro. Next year, we shall celebrate sindhi culture together to show the rest of Alberta”, said Mr. Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services.