Wednesday, December 8, 2010

US diplomats in Pakistan help celebrate Sindh Cultural Day

According to this, the Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day took root when an anchor of a TV channel criticised Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari for wearing the Sindhi cap while on an official visit to Europe.Now called the Sindh Cultural day, it is is observed on December 4th, 5th, 6th by the people of Sindh province of Pakistan to express their "loyalty to the Sindhi culture and it's thousands of year old cultural symbols, the traditional Sindhi Cap and Ajrak cloth." 

Sindh is located on the western corner of South Asia, bordering the Iranian plateau in the west. Geographically it is the third largest province of Pakistan.  It is also in US ConGen Karachi's consular district:

ConGen Karachi's Information Officer Andie DeArment has
a “Sindh Cultural Day” special interview on Sindh Tv News
(Photo from US CG Karachi/Facebook)
ConGen Karachi's CG William Martin dressed in
his ajrak and topi with members of the Sindhi press
(Photo from US CG Karachi/Facebook)
Ghulam Nabi Marai, CEO Mehran TV presented
Ajrak to Ambassador Munter at the dinner reception
(Photo from CG Karachi/Facebook)

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