Report by Ali Memon, Information Secretary, WSC
Press Release January 13th , 2009
WSC TO CELEBERATE 105th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SAEEN G. M. SYED
London (UK): World Sindhi Congress will celebrate Saeen G.M. Sayed’s 105th birthday in England, Scotland and USA on Saturday 17th January 2009.
In England the ceremony will be held in London, in Scotland it will be in Hawick and in USA, World Sindhi Congress and G.M. Sayed Memorial Committee will conduct the celebrations in Houston. The events will include speeches, cake cutting ceremony and music. Saeen G. M. Syed (1904 -1995), a great Sindhi leader, who pioneered the Sindhi freedom movement, remains a beacon of light for the Sindhi people’s struggle for national self-determination. He was repeatedly detained and imprisoned by authorities, spending more than thirty years without trial or ever being charged. He died in custody in 1995. The Amnesty International adopted him as a Prisoner of Conscience. Mr. Sayed wrote extensively on Sindhi identity, history, and political conditions in Sindh. His views continue to inspire Sindhi writers, poets, political and civic leaders, and social and religious activists. He is widely respected for his forthrightness, courage, simplicity, and insightfulness.
“On this occasion of my birthday I have a special message for the people of Sindh to pledge themselves fully and totally to the struggle of making their motherland free and themselves an independent nation which serves brotherhood of man and human civilization to the utmost limits of its physical and spiritual being.” Syed on his 88th birthday
About the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) – WSC is a human rights advocacy organization based in the UK and USA. It aims to create a better understanding among the international community about the persecuted status of Sindhis in Pakistan and about Sindhi people’s struggles for their human rights, including the right to self-determination. In addition, WSC strives to create an association of Sindhis around the world. WSC is a registered company in England and Wales, UK and California, USA, organized to carry out non-profit activities only.