Tributes paid to a mystic who taught humanity through poetry


Online Sachal Sarmast Conference

Zubair Qureshi

Sachal Sarmast taught humanity through his poetry. He was tolerant of human love. His poetry conveys the message of love, peace and tolerance.

These views were expressed by Federal Secretary, National Heritage and Culture Division Syed Asif Haider Shah as chief guest while addressing “Online Sachal Sarmast Conference” organized by the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) paying rich tributes to the great mystic poet of Sindh on the occasion marking his bicentennial.

The presidium of the webinar comprised Ayaz Gul (Sindh), Dr. Akhtar Shamar (Punjab), Noor Khan Muhammad Hasani (Balochistan) and Faqira Khan Fakhri (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).

Muhammad Umar Chand (New Zealand), Taj Joyo (Hyderabad), Prof. KS Nagpal (Karachi), Dr. Mujahid Baloch (Dera Ghazi Khan) and Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Memon (Karachi) were the guests of honor. Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Chairman, PAL gave the introductory speech.

Akhtar Dargahi (Rohri), Chandar Keswani (Karachi), Dr. Mehr Khadim (Sukkur), Mumtaz Bukhari (Sukkur), Ibrahim Kharal (Khairpur), Dr. Sher Mehrani (Karachi) and others spoke and presented articles on Sachal Sarmast.

The PAL Chairman Dr Yousuf Khushk said that despite the difficult situation of Covid-19, I thank the Federal Secretary for National Heritage and Culture and all the essayists for participating in paying homage to the great poet like Sachal Sarmast.

The speakers paid homage to Hazrat Sachal Sarmast and said that Sachal Sarmast was a broad-minded man.

In his poetry the greatness of a man is central. He denied narrow-mindedness, caste and language, color and race.

He rejected slavery and slavish thinking. From his poetry, religious tolerance is actually humanitarian.

The speakers said that Sachal Sarmast wanted to promote peace in society. Undoubtedly, he was a poet of humanity.

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