Need of the day for Sindhis in India – Promote & propagate Sindhi Vocal Culture
By Chand .P, forwarded by Asha Chand
The sole aim and goal of Sindhi Sangat is the promotion of Sindhi language, culture and heritage. The declining interest of the community in their own Sindhi culture, especially in the younger generation, is a matter of great concern. We feel that with greater emphasis on the use of modern electronic/visual media, we can hope to reverse this trend and promote vocal culture more emphatically. Sindhi Sangat is making a small contribution in this direction to put the above concept into action.
We launched “SINDHI SURHAAN” in 2007, a 30 min TV slot on Doordarshan. We have been producing high quality Sindhi Telefilms and other mixed TV episodes. We continue to telecast Sindhi Surhaan today from satellite TV Channels – DD Girnar (formerly called DD Gujarati) and DD India. Both the satellite TV channels can be viewed all over India . DD India has foot prints in 146 countries in the world.
Sindhi Telefilms have been also released as DVDs to reach out Sindhis worldwide. We have especially added subtitles in English, so that the telefilms also become the source of improving and polishing one’s knowledge of the language.
· We received numerous requests from Sindhis in the USA , UK , Europe and Sindh for sending Sindhi DVDs by courier/post. The courier charges were greater than the cost of DVDs, thus making it an expensive affair. Due to persistent demand, we shifted to latest modern techniques. We are now uploading all our Sindhi Telefilms with English subtitles and TV programs on our website, http://www.sindhisangat.tv for FREE viewing and downloading. The response is over whelming and very encouraging.
· Sindhi Sangat along with many other Sindhi organisations is making continuous efforts to get the 24 hour DD SINDHI TV Channel from Govt. of India. Mr. Ram Jethmalani is at the forefront on behalf of the Sindhi community in this campaign.
We are confident that DD SINDHI will become reality in the near future.
We have taken a small step but jointly much more can be done and should be done
We call upon YOU for greater involvement and participation.
More Suggestions/Ideas are welcome