Sindh Madressatul Islam University, which has an honour being the Alma Mater of Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, organised a cultural day with the title of “Colors of Pakistan: Celebrating Our Cultural Diversity” on Tuesday at SMIU.
Students had set up five different cultural halls in the premises of varsity representing culture of each province of Pakistan as: Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Cultural relics including traditional food, fabrics, furniture, musical instruments, cot, relhi, Ajrak, topi, handicrafts and other things were displayed in the halls.
All students were clad in cultural dresses. This is why, amazing colors of our whole cultural identities of provinces of Pakistan had made SMIU most beautiful and colorful. Life was seemed live during this festivity at SMIU.
Mr. Mohammad Ismail Rahoo, Provincial Minister of Sindh’s Universities and Boards along with Vice Chancellor of SMIU Dr. Mujeeb Sahrai inaugurated the event, which was organised by Directorate of Students Affairs and Counselling (DSA) of SMIU.
Thereafter, while addressing the moot at SMIU’s Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium, Mr. Rahoo said people living on both sides of Indus River in Pakistan, from Kashmir to Arabian Sea, do possess same culture of Indus Valley Civilization, that now brings closer to all people of Pakistan to each other. He said our culture and civilization is combined product of people since centuries. The minister opined that ancient ved were written on banks of Indus River and now spirit and enthusiasm of students shown during their performance on their respective cultural songs shows that our young generation is closely associated with their culture that will benefit country in many areas including promoting harmony in the country.
Rahoo was of the view that presently we are passing through difficult days, but our culture, cultural values and centuries old traditions are binding us with each other in our joyful and sorrowful times.
Dr. Mujeeb Sahrai, Vice Chancellor SMIU in his speech said cultural diversity enhances tolerance, love and brotherhood in the society. Therefore, it was essential for SMIU to promote cultural diversity through this kind of events as young generation is the best ambassador of the culture. Dr. Sahrai said Sindh inherits a great civilization of Indus Valley and amazingly, we all including experts of archeology found specially drainage system of Mohen Jo Daro better than today’s constructions, during recent torrential rains.