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Sindhis of Calgary Gathered to Celebrate their Culture of Peace, Tolerance and Universalism


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 event was jointly organized by Sindhi Association of North America (SANA Southern Alberta Chapter), World Sindhi Congress (WSC) and Indus Association of Canada (IAC).

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.

“I thank you all for inviting and showing me such a beautiful culture”, said. MLA Deb Drever.

“I congratulate you all on celebrating Sindhi cultural day in Calgary”, said MLA Ric McLver.

After lunch, participants, both men and women sang sindhi songs, dance, kachehry and ended with Ho-Jamalo.

The Organizers of the event included Mashhood Qazi, Max Memon, Ahmer Nadeem Memon, Siraj Makhdoom, Zulfiqar Abro, Jameel Nizamani and Asif Panhwar.