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سنڌ الاجي ۾ سنڌ لوڪ آرٽ ميلو سنڌي ثقافتي رنگ پکيڙڻ بعد پڄاڻي تي پهتو

ڄامشورو(پ-ر) سنڌ يونيورسٽي ڄامشورو جي انسٽيٽيوٽ آف سنڌالاجي پاران منعقد ڪرايل ”سنڌ لوڪ آرٽ ميلو“ پنهنجي پڄاڻيءَ تي پهچي ويو، ميلي جي آخري ڏينهن تي بحث مباحثي جا ڪيترائي سيشن ٿيا، جن ۾ ڳالهائيندي نامور اديبن، ليکن، ڪالم نگارن، شاعرن ۽ صحافين ملڪ ۾ وڌندڙ دهشتگردي ۽ انتها پسندي جو ڪارڻ غربت جي انتها ۽ رياست جي عوام کان مڪمل طور لاتعلقي واري روش کي قرار ڏيندي چيو آهي ته غربت جي چڪي ۾ پيڙهجندڙ ماڻهن کي جيڪڏهن مالي امداد ملندي ته هو دهشتگردي وارو ڪو به ڪم ڪرڻ لاءِ تيار ٿي سگهن ٿا، معاشري مان انتهاپسندي واري سوچ ختم ڪرڻ لاءِ حڪومت کي تعليم کي عام ڪرڻ سان گڏ بيروزگار نوجوانن لاءِ روزگار جا ذريعا پيدا ڪرڻا پوندا. اهڙو اظهار هنن ڪالهه هتي منعقد ٿيل مختلف سيشنن کي خطاب ڪندي ڪيو. نامور اديب ۽ براڊڪاسٽر نصير مرزا اوطاق هڪ ثقافتي ادارو جي سري هيٺ بحث مباحثي واري پروگرام ۾ ڳالهائيندي چيو ته اوطاقون ماضي ۾ سکيا ۽ ڄاڻ حاصل ڪرڻ جو مرڪز رهيون آهن، جڏهن ته ڪجهه سالن کان وٺي اوطاقن جو رجحان گهٽجي ويو آهي پر اڄ اسحاق سميجو اوطاق منعقد ڪري وڏو ڪم ڪيو آهي. هن چيو ته شاهه عبداللطيف ڀٽائيءَ به پنهنجي شاعريءَ ۾ اوطاق جو گهڻو ذڪر ڪيو آهي، جنهن مان لڳي ٿو ته ماضي بعيد ۾ به اوطاقون سکيا جو مرڪز رهيون آهن. مشهور ليکڪ انعام شيخ ٽيڪنالاجي جي اثر هيٺ غائب ٿيل لوڪ زندگي جي سري هيٺ ٿيل سيشن ۾ ڳالهائيندي چيو ته تعليمي ادارن کي معاشري جي فلاح لاءَ ڪم ڪرڻو پوندو آهي، جڏهن ته سنڌ يونيورسٽي ان ڏس ۾ پنهنجو پاڻ ملهائي رهي آهي. هن اميد ظاهر ڪئي ته سنڌ يونيورسٽي ڊاڪٽر فتح محمد برفت جي قيادت ۾ ترقي ڪندي. هن چيو ته جديد ٽيڪنالاجيز سکڻ ۽ ان تحت زندگي گذارڻ ۾ ڪو حرج ناهي. ڊراماٽسٽ پروفيسر آغا رفيق ساڳئي مباحثي ۾ حصو وٺندي چيو ته سنڌي ٽي وي چينلز تي سنچي ٻولي جو زبردست بگاڙ ٿي رهيو آهي، اخبارن جي ايڊيٽرن، پبلشرن ۽ ٽي وي جي مالڪن کي ان سلسلي ۾ ڪوششون وٺڻ گهرجن ۽ ٻولي جو بگاڙ روڪڻ لاءِ ڪردار ادا ڪرڻ گهرجي. هن چيو ته ٽيڪنالاجي جي دنيا ۾ ترقيءَ بعد اسانکي نوجوان نسل کي پاڻ ئي سماجي رابطن واري ويب سائيٽس جي مثبت استعمال بابت آگاهي ڏيڻ گهرجي ته جيئن هو شروع کان ئي سوشل ميڊيا جي استعمال کان پاسو ڪري سگهن. ڪالم نگار منوج ڪمار ساڳئي پروگرام ۾ ڳالهائيندي ٻڌايو ته ايندڙ ڏهن سالن اندر ٽيڪنالاجي ان حد تائين اڳتي وڌي ويندي جو ملڪ ۾ اڌ آفيسون ختم ٿي وينديون ۽ فاصلا اڌ کان به وڌيڪ گهٽجي ويندا. هن چيو ته ٽيڪنالاجي جي ترقي جو مثبت پهلو استعمال ڪرڻ ۾ ڪو به حرج ناهي. نامور صحافي وسعت الله خان ميڏا سرائيڪي فوڪ جي سري هيٺ سيشن ۾ ڳالهائيندي چيو ته غربت جي انتها، تعليم جي ڪمي ۽ رياست جي ماڻهن کان مڪمل طور لاتعلقي ملڪ خاص طور پنجاب ۾ وڌندڙ دهشتگردي جا ڪار آهن. هن چيو ته پنجاب جي سرائيڪي بيلٽ ۾ غربت گهڻي آهي ۽ حڪومت پاران اتان جي عوام جي خوشحالي لاءِ ڪجهه به نه ڪيو ويو آهي. هن چيو ته ماڻهو بک وگهي مرڻ بجاءِ جيڪڏهن ڪٿان ڪا مالي مدد ملي ٿي، ته اها حاصل ڪري دهشتگردن ۽ انتهاپسندن جي هٿن ۾ اچي وڃن ٿا. جيڪي اهڙن اٻوجهه نوجوانن کي پنهنجن ناپاڪ مقصدن جي حاصلات لاءِ استعمال ڪن ٿا. وسعت الله خان وڌيڪ چيو ته سنڌي ميڊيا جي روايت ڏيڍ سئو سال پراڻي آهي ۽ سنڌي ميڊيا سرائيڪي ميڊيا کان گهڻو اڳتي ۽ سگهاري آهي. سنڌي ۽ سرائيڪي شاعري جي ڀيٽ ڪندي هن چيو ته سرائيڪي شاعري ۾ رومانوري ۽ مزاحمتي عنصر سنڌي شاعري کان گهٽ ناهي. هن چيو ته سنڌي ايم پي ايز ۽ ايم اين ايز چونڊن بعد ڪراچي ۽ پنجاب جا چونڊيل نمائندا وري لاهور ۾ ويهي رهندا آهن، سرائيڪي بيلٽ جي عوام لاءِ چونڊيل نمائندن ڪڏهن ڪجهه نه ڪيو. هن ان موقعي تي مشهور سرائيڪي شاعر نظير فيض جي رومانوي ۽ مزاحمتي ٻولن تي مشتمل شاعري به پڙهي ٻڌائي.هوڏانهن فنڪار هٿ پروگرام ۾ پيارو شواڻي، غلام حيدر دائود ۽ بين تفصيل سان ڳالهايو. اهڙي طرح سنڌ جي لوڪ ۽ پهاڙن تي اُڪريل آرٽ ۾ روايت ۽ مذهب جو ميلاپ جي سري سان ٿيل پروگرام ۾ مشهور ليکڪ اشتياق انصاري تفصيل سان ڳالهايو، جڏهن ته ڊاڪٽر ڀائي خان شر سيشن جي اوپننگ ڪئي. ميلي جي آخري ڏينهن تي ڪوهستاني دهل جي ٿاپ تي ماڻهن جو رقص به ڏسڻ وٽان هو. ميلي ۾ ڀرت ڀريل ڪپڙن، هٿ جي هنر سان ٺهيل ليڊيز پرسن، مٽيءَ جي ٿانون، سنڌي ٽوپي ۽ اجرڪن جي اسٽالن تي ماڻهن جي رش رهي، جڏهن ته ٻارن جي وندر لاءِ به مختلف اسٽال لڳايا ويا ۽ کاڏ خوراڪ لاءِ به ميترائي اسٽال سجيل هئا. ميلي ۾ سگهڙ ڪچهري پڻ منعقد ٿي، جنهن ۾ سنڌ جي مشهرو سگهڙن ڏور بيت ٻچائي ماڻهن کان خوب داد وصول ڪيو. ان موقعي تي سگهڙن هڪٻئي کي ڳجهارتون پڻ ڏنيون، جيڪي ماڻهن لاءِ لطف اندوز هئڻ جو سبب بڻيا. سنڌالاجي ميلي ۾ شام ٿيندي ئي محفل موسيقي شروع ٿي، جيڪا رات دير تائين جاري رهي. فيسٽيول ڪاميابي سان منعقد ڪرائڻ تي وائيس چانسيلر پروفيسر اڪٽر فتح محمد برفت سنڌالاجي جي ڊائريڪٽر داڪٽر اسحاق سميجو ۽ سندس ٽيم کي واڌايون ڏنيون آهن.

Sindh Folk Art Festival Cocludes

JAMSHORO: Speakers at Sindh Folk Art Festival (SFAF) have termed the extreme of poverty, lack of quality education and indifference of state with the masses as the root cause to increasing terrorism and extremism in Pakistan especially in Punjab.

They called for creating sources of livelihood for the people and providing free education to the children in the country particularly in south Punjab in order to curb terrorism and get rid of extremism.

They were speaking at different debate sessions that took place on the next consecutive day of a 2-day Sindh Folk Art Festivalorganized at the Institute of Sindhology, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Speaking in is session titled “My Siraki Folk”, the well-known & veteran journalist Wusatullah Khan said that the life-threatening poverty and the inattention of state were the reasons of swelling terrorism in the country particularly in Punjab.

He said that nobody wanted to die of hunger and whenever certain poor people received some financial assistance under these circumstances [poverty]; they easily fell prey to terrorists and extremists.

Talking on the role of Sindhi media, Wusatullah Khan said that the tradition of Sindhi media was ancient about 150 years. Sindhi media was more vibrant and powerful than that of Siraki media. But he said Siraki poetry both romantic and resistance was in competition with Sindhi poetry.

“I do not know whether the MNAs, MPAs work for the welfare of their people or not but the elected representatives of Siraki belt in Punjab was nothing to do with the masses after elections”, he said. He on the occasion read out a Siraki poem written by poet Nazir Faiz, illustrating the romantic and resistance aspects of it.

In another session titled “Technological changes and vanishing life”, the famous dramatist and writer Agha Rafique said that the Sindhi TV channels were deteriorating the Sindhi language while the code of conduct in media was not being followed. “I had meetings with editors and publishers of Sindhi media in order to stop deterioration of Sindhi language on TV channels, but all in vain”, said Agha Rafique.

He called for telling teenage students about the merits and demerits of social media. “This is the only solution to stop the children from going astray, when you illustrate them about the positive advantages of social media, there is no reason that they will use it negatively”, he said.

Columnist Manoj Kumar said the technology will overlap in a way that half of the offices would be of no use and everything could be available on a single click of cell phone.

Speaking in another session titled “Otaq-A cultural Institute”, famous broadcaster Naseer Mirza said Shah latif had talked much about the importance of Otaq (public sphere) in his poetry. “This shows the importance of Otaq in past”, he said.

He proposed that the people in Sindh will have to revive the culture of Otaq adding that these Otaqs were the source of getting new ideas in rural areas of the province.

Famous writer and author of certain books Ishtiaq Ansari in his session titled “Folk & rock art of Sindh: Interface between tradition and religion” apprised the audience of petroglyphs and its types available in the caves and mountains of the world including Pakistan.

On the occasion, director Institute of Sindhology Dr. Ishaque Samejo, director Centre of Excellence in Art & Design, Mehran University Dr. Bhai Khan Shar, Dr. Ameer Abro, Zahida Jutt, Kashif Shahzad, Pyaro Shawani, Shakeel Abro and others also spoke.

The well-known Sughars (traditional folk poets) presented their poetry wherein they highlighted the issues of education, social evils, problems of people and injustices in the society.

The different stalls of handicrafts, Sndhi Ajraks, Sindhi caps, embroidery clothes, pottery and eateries were the center of attention of the visitors.

In the end, the singers, musicians and stage actors also performed in the festival. Thus the SFLF ended with beautiful memories in the minds.

Structural changes coupled with propagation of Sufis

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar have stressed the need for extracting the spirit and essence of mystic thought, by integrating it to the contemporary socio-political concept to transform the society.

 

They said that they needed to bring structural changes in Sindh and Pakistan to counter the growing menace of terrorism and extremism adding that there was a visible and wide disconnect between such philosophies of paramount importance and the thought-patterns of youth in the country whereas the seminar had filled the gap.

 

This they said while addressing the seminar titled “Tasawuf- historical background and conceptual foundation” held at Institute of Sindhology, University of Sindh Jamshoro here on Tuesday. Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat presided over the seminar.

 

Addressing on the occasion, the keynote speaker intellectual, author, columnist and social activist Jami Chandio said that as its name suggested, Tasawuf had its roots in Islam, however it had existed for infinite time in form of spiritual practice across the world.

 

He added that Tasawuf possessed absolute relevance with today’s societies despite changing its modes yet retaining its staunch power to serve as an antidote to all channels of extremism and religion intolerance.

 

“Sufism is a vague idea. It is so fine, so refined. It is a way of life that tells the purpose of creation with peaceful coexistence for all,” said Jami Chandio.

 

He said that Sufism started at 8th century and initially it emerged in Baghdad, Iran and later in Hindustan (Sub-Continent).

 

Tracing the history of Tasauf, he quoted the philosophies of Mansoor Bin Hilaj, Shablay, Rabia Basri, Hassan Basri, Junaid Baghdadi, Ibn e Arabi, Maruf al Farqi, Ba’yazeed Shatami, Imam Ghazali, Baba Fareed Shakar Ganj, Moeenuddin Chishti, Khowaja Nizauddin Auliah, Ali Bin Usman Hajveri popularly known as Data Darbar, Qalander Lal Shahbaz, Khowaja Ghulam Fareed, Warish Shah, Bulhay Shah, Sachal Sarmast, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and other Sufis of the world.

 

Jami Chandio said there were a great deal of similarity in Tasauf and religion but both could not be termed as the same adding that Tasauf and secularism were totally two different things.

 

“Tasauf means staying away from the world while secularism means stay connected with the world; Therefore it is wrong to say that Sindh has remained secular and simultaneously the soil of Sufis”, he said.

 

Jami Chandio talked about the positive as well as negative aspects of Tasauf and described that the today’s human also needed spiritualism but not consisting of ostrich-belief.

 

In reply to a question, he said there was a lot of difference in teacher and Murshid adding that teacher always taught his students to explore the things and conduct research to get new inventions but Murshid always taught not to doubt whatever he was told.

 

He highlighted the three aspects of Sufism, which according to him are philosophical, psychological and social.

Jami Chandio said that tolerance and inter-faith harmony were two basic tenets of Sufism which, if followed religiously, will wipe out extremism and bigotry running high among today’s youth.

“People can take guidance from the philosophy of Sufism which propagates peace, love and brotherhood”, he said.

 

Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat said mysticism changed the lives of people by identifying human deficiencies adding Sub-Continent remained Islam’s hot-bed.

 

He spoke about the role of Sufis in Sindh. “We should respect other religions for inter- faith harmony,” he said and added that intolerance was not capable of solving problems.

 

“There is a need to study life of Sufis and conduct research for the promotion of their message”, he said and added that the aim of organizing the seminar was to discuss the issues of society from the perspective of intolerance and extremism.

 

The Director Institute of Sindhology Dr. Ishaque Samejo said that Sufis tried to please Allah Almighty through prayers and mediation.

 

“They lead simple lives and emphasize others to follow in their footsteps. Their teachings are capable of changing the mind and heart of people because these are mission-oriented”, he added.

 

He further said that Sufis played a key role in spreading the message of Islam and especially in the Sub-Continent, they played an active role in promotion of love and brother hood adding that mysticism preached Sufism.

 

“Mysticism can be felt and can be seen but the term itself cannot be explained in the material world,” he said.

 

Among others young columnist Izhar Soomro, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Memon, PVC SU Naushehroferoze campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Engr. Sajjad Hussain Shah, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Saif Samejo, Dr. Rafique Memon, Faheem Noonari, Roshan Birhmani Idrees Jatoi, Muhammad Ali Deeplai, Dr. Jamshed Baloch and Asghar Burfat.