Sindhi Abani Boli” Event organized by Sambara Events a grand event “Sindhi Abani Boli” (Sindhi is our Ancestral Language) on February 19, 2023, at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium to celebrate International Mother Language Day.
Dubai: The event was attended by hundreds of people from the Sindhi diaspora around the world, who came together to celebrate their mother tongue and cultural heritage.
The chief guest for the event was Dr. Bu Abdullah, the UAE’s prominent businessman, and philanthropist. In his speech, he praised the efforts of the Sindhi community to preserve and promote their language and culture and emphasized the importance of cultural diversity and inclusiveness.
Mehtab Akber Rashdi, a well-known Sindhi intellectual and writer emphasized the importance of the Sindhi language and the challenges it faces in modern times. She expressed happiness at seeing the vibrant Sindhi community of UAE celebrating their language.
The event included the book launching ceremony of prominent Sindhi fiction writer Abbas Korejo’s novel “Wann: The Tree”. Prominent Sindhi writers and intellectuals Dr. Ram Buxani, Mehtab Akber Rashdi, Asha Chand, Bhavan Sindhi, Nisar Khokhar, and Bakhshan Mahranvi praised writer’s significant contributions to Sindhi Language and Literature.
During the event, Sambara Events presented lifetime achievement awards to two distinguished members of the community. The first award was presented to Koshi Lalwani, a renowned Sindhi poet, and writer from India, who has contributed significantly to promoting the Sindhi language through media and art. The second award was presented to Bibi Bagri, an educationist, and social worker from Pakistan, who has worked tirelessly to promote education and gender equality for the backward and neglected indigenous Bagri community of Sindh.
The event was filled with captivating performances by famous singers from Pakistan and India, including Rajab Faqir, Mohit Lalwani, Faiza Ali, and Sheeraz Ali. Their soulful renditions of Sindhi folk and classical music were greeted with thunderous applause from the audience.
In addition to the singers, the event also featured performances by popular Sindhi comedians, Ali Gul Mallah, Asghar Khoso, and Hyder Qadri. Their hilarious acts and witty one-liners had the audience in splits and added to the overall festive mood of the event.
The event was a grand success, and the Sindhi community in Dubai came together to celebrate their culture and language with great enthusiasm and fervor.
In the welcome speeches, Javed Korejo and Imaran Tunio of Sambara Events thanked everyone who attended the event and made it a memorable one.
The stage performers and musicians were presented with shields to appreciate their contribution to the areas of Sindhi Music, Stage Arts, and the promotion of contemporary Sindhi arts.
The event concluded with the cultural Sindhi festive song of “Ho Jamalo” performed by all the stage artists and musicians together in the end.
About the Sambara Events:
The Sambara Event is a non-profit organization that aims to promote and preserve the Sindhi language and culture in UAE. It organizes various events including cultural festivals, and literary gatherings, to create awareness about the richness of Sindhi heritage and encourage people to take pride in their roots.