Sindhi Sufi Music & Food Festival Ends After Regaling Delhi


Sindhi Sufi Music & Food Festival Ends After Regaling Delhi

New Delhi, 22 March, 2015: After two days of soulful musical performances and the generous availability of mouth watering delicacies, curtains came down on the Sindhi Sufi Music and Food Festival here today.

Presented by Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture & languages in association with Sindhi Academy, the festival celebrated the rich cultural heritage of Sindh, in an attempt to popularize its traditions with the young generation and keep them alive.

On the second day of the festival today, eminent singers Shri Pankaj Jeswani and Indian Idol fame young singing star Mohit Lalwani rendered Sufiana kalams to a packed audience. Sindhi way of life has been deeply influenced by Sufi doctrines and principles. Sufi masters such as Shah Abdul Latif and Lal Shahbaz Qalandar are among the most prominent cultural icons of this land. Celebrating their mystical poetry is an important part of the legacy of the region.

Sindhi Sufi Music & Food Festival Ends After Regaling Delhi



Sindhi Sufi Music & Food Festival Ends After Regaling Delhi

“In India where the people of Sindhi ethnic origin are scattered around with little contact with the land of their origin, some community members worry about their younger generation losing touch with their past. In this light, it is very important to showcase the culture and legacy of Sindh to inform our youngsters about its richness and resilience. We should all know that Dama Dam Mast Qalandar, the ecstasy-inducing Sufi rendition that everyone loves has its origins in Sindh,” says much popular young singer Mohit Lalwani.

From the cradle of ancient Indian civilization to a melting pot of multiple traditions, Sindh has a rich legacy which is reflected suitably in its art, culture and cuisine. The Sindhi Sufi Music and Food Festival was an opportunity for the people of Delhi to get a taste of this rich and vibrant heritage; and they did not miss it.

Sindhi Sufi Music & Food Festival Ends After Regaling Delhi

The rich and delicious Sindhi cuisine was at full flow at the food festival where visitors’ taste buds will be given a delectable treat of delicacies like Sai Bhaji Chawal, Taryal Patata, Pallo Machi, among others. Chefs and caterers from across Delhi such as Lahori Gate, Karachi Caterers, Mothers Kitchen, Shalini Home Chef, Gyani Ice Cream, and Moti Mahal Deluxe will participate in the festival

As part of the festival, a documentary on ‘Sindhis of India’ scripted by Suresh Khatri was also screened at the festival.

Sindhi Sufi Music & Food Festival Ends After Regaling Delhi “For centuries Sindh was a melting pot from which various strains of ideas and practices emanated and enriched this country. The Sufi music of Sindh is among the most recognizable facets of this tradition. In a world where many cultures and languages are fighting for survival, it is pertinent that we propagate the richness of Sindhi language, its lyrical beauty and musical heritage to keep its charm intact with the young generation,” said eminent singer artist Indira Naik.

About Sindhi Academy

The Sindhi Academy was established by the erstwhile Delhi Administration now Govt. of NCT of Delhi as an autonomous organization in the year 1994 for propagation, promotion and development of Sindhi language, literature and culture as an integral part of composite culture of Union Territory of Delhi. Ever since its inception, the Academy has been playing a catalytic role in the proliferation of the Sindhi literary and cultural activities in the sphere of music, folk dances, seminars, symposia, short story, poetry, novel, literary criticism, drama etc. The main objective is to implement the various programmes for development and promotion of Sindhi language, literature and culture in Delhi. During the last few years, the Academy has assumed a significant role and status of premier organization in the field of Sindhi language, literature and culture.

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