– Asha Chand
We all agree that Sindhi language can be best promoted today through Television. We need DD Sindhi Channel.[why? See the reasons given below] The great news is that Dada Ram Jethmalani, our Sindhu Ratna and the Leader of our Sindhi community has taken up this issue with the Government of India and has agreed to lead actively. He along with Asha Chand had a detailed meeting with the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Anand Sharma, who has responded positively.
Read his letter to the Minister after the meeting on
Ram Jethmalani’s recent interview in this connection was shown on in Sindhi Surhaan TV program. In this interview Ram Jethmalani has taken the responsibility of taking up this difficult task of getting dedicated TV channel Sindhis. Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9Jb8S26f5k&feature=channel_page
or visit www.sindhisangat.tv
Sindhi language is enshrined in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_languages_of_India#The_languages_of_the_Eighth_Schedule_to_the_Constitution ).
Hence, the Government of India is duty bound to promote Sindhi language.
Sindhi is now the ONLY language in the above Schedule (out of 22 Languages listed in the schedule) which does not have a DD Channel.(A dedicated Doordarshan TV channel from Govt of India )
Sindhi Sangat sent a petition to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting in December 2007.
This topic was raised at many Sindhi forums and seminars / discussions. This petition was signed and commented by over
2000 Sindhis on our Website http://www.sindhisangat.com. Leading Sindhi Associations and organizations have come together to take
up this issue.
We call upon all Sindhis to join the campaign and strengthen the hands of Shri Ram Jethmalani in this matter.
Please fax your demend for a DD Sindhi TV Channel to Shri Anand Sharma on 009111 23794587
Please forward this mail to other Sindhis for information, involvement to make DD-Sindhi TV Channel a reality.
For any clarification, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in the service of Sindhi Language, Heritage and Culture