Social, Cultural and Musical Programme of SSUK in Manchester, UK

Report by: Gul Sanai, Information Secretary Sindhi Sangat, UK

Keeping the social, cultural and entertainment needs of Sindhi community in the UK, Sindhi Sangat United Kingdom (SSUK) is delighted to arrange and host the “Social, Cultural and Musical Programme” for the Sindhi Community living in United Kingdom on Saturday, August 30th, 2008 at Zionarts, Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA. This historical event will be attended by more than 300 families, friends, colleagues and students living all over the UK. His Excellency Mr. Wajid Shamsul Hasan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom has consented to be the chief guest of the event. Moreover, Manchester MPs and lord Mayor and other influential personalities would attend this programme. We are waiting for entry clearance of Mr. Najaf Ali, Ms. Shahnila Ali, Mr. Riaz Soomro, Sadiq Fakir and other well known singers to perform in this event.

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Altaf Shaikh’s Book wins Shah Abdul Latif Award

Report by: Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA

Altaf Shaikh won the Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Literary award for his book “New Hala Khan New York“. The book describes his last travelogue of North America, when he met many North American Sindhis and attended several Sindhi functions including the 2005 SANA Convention in Washington DC and World Sindhi Institute (WSI) function organized in his honor in Washington DC. The book covers those functions and as well account of many meetings and kachahries he had with many friends in North America.