Huston, TX: Ram Jethmalani, the former Indian Union minister, the former member of Rajya Sabha and president of the Supreme Court of India, said that I am the representative of the scattered Sindhi people living around the globe. He was speaking in Houston at the 26th annual convention of the Sindhi Association of North America as a Chief Guest. He said that I was forcefully separated from my motherland during partition of subcontinent. I have experienced living as a refugee but I’ve never thought about revenge. In the refugee camp, I had thought that if India and Pakistan will not become friends, then they will both be destroyed and with that belief I have lived in India. He said that I want to claim that Pakistan doesn’t have any better friend then me in India. He said, I respect all religions and every person has a right to live his life according to his religious beliefs. He said, “Please have courage to speak the truth. We are going through a very delicate situation today if our youngsters do not learn and pick up the courage to speak the truth. The democracy will never survive and the freedom will disappear from our hands.” His emphasis was on the need and importance of education. He said “no society can survive without education.” and “Democracy without education is hypocrisy without limitations.” He said there are two signs of Sindhi sabhita (Sindhi culture). “One is internal which is to serve the people and the other one is language. He said the essence of sindhyat is secularism”.
PR- Huston, TX: The Sindhi association of North America (SANA) held its 26th annual convention in Houston Texas, USA, from 2-to 5th July, 2010. Theme of the convention was “Sindhi Youth and Future of SANA”.
PR- June 26- TX: Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) is to hold its 26th annual convention at Westin Galleria Hotel, Houston TX, July 2-5. SANA is the largest representative, secular, democratic organization of Sindhi’s living in USA and Canada. Its annual convention is the most popular and a major community event attended by a large number of people.
Former Indian Union Minister, member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament and president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of India Ram Jethmalani will be Chief Guest at the convention. Former Minister of State in Pakistan and ex-chairman of the Technical Committee on Water Resources, Engineer A. N. G. Abbasi will be the keynote speaker. Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and Pakistani ambassador to USA Najamuddin Shaikh, Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party chief Dr Qadir Magsi and head of Sindh TV Dr Karim Rajpar, Dr Sono Khangharani, Jami Chandio, Imtiaz Shaikh and Zulfiqar Halepoto are among panelists at various sessions.
The proposed sessions at the convention include the general body session, a special session on Sindhi Youth and future of SANA, economic and political situation in Sindh, Sindhi identity and the role of Sindhi Diaspora, sessions for ladies, medical seminar and the literary session, Sindhi Adabi Mehfil.
Two nights of great Sindhi music have also been planned for the convention. Artists from USA, and Sindh, Pakistan including Humaira Channa, Arshad Mehmood and Siridivi, will perform at the convention.
Mayor Houston Annise D. Parker and US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison are also expected to attend and speak at the convention.