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Culture most important for identification of nations: SU VC

Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Professor Dr Nazir Ahmed Mughal has said that culture is most important for the identification of the nations. Indus civilisation is first ever civilisation which developed civility and the historians always underlined the importance of the Indus civilisation.

He was addressing on occasion of 'Unity and Culture Day' organised by the residents of Sindh University Colony in collaboration with Sindh Graduate Association (SGA) Jamshoro to celebrate the Unity and Culture Day. The event was organised at the SU Tennis Court and was attended by large number of residents and employees of SU Colony, SU co-operative society, Mehran University Colony and its surroundings.

Speaking as chief guest the Vice Chancellor appreciated efforts of the organisers and said the aim of celebrating important days was to create awareness among the young generations. The VC said Indus civilisation was an oldest civilisation and added that underground sewerage system was introduced by the people of Mohen-Jo-Daaro.

He said "we are celebrating Independence Day every year on 14th August with aim at enlightening the sacrifices of our elders and leaders so that our generations should respect and remember the sacrifices of our elders." He said that simultaneously celebrating culture day aimed at respecting our culture and culture of other and to respect Sindhi Ajrak and Sindhi cap.

The VC said "culture is important because we are old civilisation, our traditions starts from Mohen-Jo-Daro ie 5000 BC and first red brick was developed for the construction, adding that actual name was Mohen-Jo-Daro not Moen-Jo-Daro. He said Sindh had produced great leaders in the history such as Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The VC said he also established Sindhi Association of North America (SANA), adding that objective of establishment of SANA was to provide platform to Sindhi people there. The Vice Chancellor, while responding to demands of organisers, assured that University would provide all necessary support to organise musical programme after every three month so that faculty, students and employees could attend the event.

He said it was first time that being VC he had resolved 90 percent problems of employees, adding he had made efforts for allotment of residential plots to employees and got approval of 300 acres land from the authorities. The VC said the University had setup seven campuses at different parts of province of Sindh to provide higher education to poor people at the doorstep but the government had not provided even seed money for the purpose.

The VC said SU had been facing financial crunch now a days even that "we are going to establish another campus at Naushehroferoz soon so that higher education facility could be provided to poor people of remote areas. The VC also announced a donation of Rs 25, 000 from the University and Rs 10,000 from his own as financial support to the function organisers. Muhammad Ali Ghanghro and others also expressed their views. A number of artists performed on the occasion.

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