by Khalid Hashmani, McLean
Today is March 4th, a day to celebrate Sindhiat, Sindhi language and Sindhi struggle. Exactly, forty two (45) years ago, the last generation of Sindhis refused to give up on their rights by sacrificing their blood on this day of 1967. The legacy of their resolve and commitment has taken unto a new meaning.
Today, is the day when the the next generation Of Sindhis should be renewing their vow to keep the light of Sindhiat alive for ever. Sindh has survived many troubles and cruelties.
Today, we must:
Remember the great student movement of late 1960’s which never gave up on their motherland.
Remember the journalists and staff of the Sindhi newspaper who sacrificed their jobs but did not bow to the rulers who wanted them to stop writing against the Kala Bagh and other dreadful dams on the River Indus.
Remember the Sindhi sons and daughters who lost their lives and underwent torture, imprisonment and other cruelties for our betterment.
Pledge to re-energize Sindhi struggle for their rights, justice, and control over their natural resources.
Our struggle has survived so far because all succeeding generations continue to fight any and all injustices. The new generation of Sindhis must show the same resolve.
For the last five thousand years, Sindh has seen many cruel invaders and many peaceful migrants who, in their own way, have tried to destroy or enrich Sindhi civilization. Sindh’s history clearly shows that those who came in peace, contributed not only to the civilization of Sindh but left an ever lasting mark of their culture on it. But, those who came in violence, ultimately perished leaving nothing tangible to appreciate or remember.
Today Sindh too is the home of many people of diverse cultures. It is up to these newcomers to realize that only by joining the rich and all encompassing culture of Sindh, they will enrich themselves from the peaceful and sufi nature of it and make it more richer. If they choose the politics of confrontation and cruelty in their deeds such as denying water to the inhabitants of Sindh or imposing their culture on peaceful Sindhis, they too will perish without leaving any significant mark on the civilization.
Let Sindh live for ever! let Sindhi language foster for ever! Let other languages and cultures of Sindh enrich and add their beauty to Sindh’s culture and language!
5 thoughts on “4th March: Sindhi Struggle day- Let Sindh live for ever!”
Jiye sindh..!! Yes sindh loves diversity too, with its big and warm welcoming heart
present govt of ppp 2015 have one leader of 4th march 1067 mr. leghari. if ppp govt decided to work for the better education for sindhis than they struggle to stop copy culture from board examination even from calss 5th calss annual examination and plan for 8th class examination through board by one paper for all sindh. stop corruption from primary education supervisor, deputy DEO’s, strick check on head masters for 100% attendance of student and teachers. this is the only way to help sindhi’s for bright future.
Mushtaq Mirani PTV
May Sindhi culture live forever!
but for us proud Sindhis,yet die-hard Pakistanis,may all Sindhi “Nationalist” leaders and activities be forsaken…as well as such days…
That was a revolutionary struggle, appreciable.
But the conditions of this decade is very much disappointing 😦 unfortunately, Sindh is being dragged into adversity, neither politician nor government is going to help the Province to increase economy, literacy, anti corruption policies, employment and to reconstruct ruined infrastructure of every district / taluka of Sindh. Property including Govt plots of Govt of Sindh is being sold by City District Govt Karachi, every week you can read the Auctions in daily newspapers. Unfortunately this Govt of PPPP is the best for every corrupt and opportunist, but worst and weakest Govt for Sindh and common Sindhi in the History of Sindh.
present govt of ppp 2015 have one leader of 4th march 1967 mr. leghari. if ppp govt decided to work for the better education for sindhis than they struggle to stop copy culture from board examination even from calss 5th calss annual examination and plan for 8th class examination through board by one paper for all sindh. stop corruption from primary education supervisor, deputy DEO’s, strick check on head masters for 100% attendance of student and teachers. this is the only way to help sindhi’s for bright future.
Mushtaq Mirani PTV