The ‘Cheti Chand Mela’, an annual cultural programme of Sindhi community to welcome the New Year was held at Mulund on Saturday. The programme was organized by the Bhartiya Sindhu Sabha. Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao was chief guest and inaugurated the event.
The Governor hailed the contribution of the Sindhi community to the progress and development of India and Maharashtra. He said “Despite suffering the trauma and pain of the partition, the Sindhis transformed themselves into one of the most successful communities on the strength of industry, hard work and determination.
Describing the Sindhis as ‘pioneers of start – up’ revolution, the Governor called upon the members of the Sindhi community to encourage others to become entrepreneurs. The Governor called upon the members of the Sindhi community to create a portal to connect the members of the Sindhi community settled all over the world.
Mentioning that preserving ‘Sindhiyat’ – the language, culture and traditions of the Sindhis – has become a challenge as members of the community had scattered all over the world, the Governor called for setting up an Institute for the promotion of Sindhi language and culture in Mumbai on the lines of Institute of Sindhology.
Paying rich tributes to the Sindhis of Mumbai, the Governor said the educational institutions started by the Sindhi educationists in Mumbai and Ulhasnagar had emerged as top class educational institutions offering higher education to students.
The Governor felicitated meritorious students from the Sindhi community on this occasion. MLA Sardar Tara Singh, President of the Bharatiya Sindhu Sabha Lakshman Chandiramani, Executive President Ladharam Nagwani, General Secretary Radhakrishna Bhagia, Organizing Secretary Kishore Aswani and members of the community were also present.
Report: Sitaram Mewati