QUETTA: People celebrated Baloch Culture Day with more zeal on Friday to show veteran Baloch culture to the rest of the world by organizing cultural shows, display of Balochi costumes with Balochi folk music including Balochi Chaap.
People in the provincial capital including women, children specially Baloch youth hit the streets with wearing traditional Balochi dresses including Balochi turban and more fascinating curve on their mustache.
Balochi Mushaira was also held in Quetta in which large number of poets presented their poetry. The Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) organized a big cultural show at the lawns of Quetta Metropolitan Corporation. Hundreds of thousands Baloch people including party leaders and workers wearing Balochi dresses and turbans participated in the show that started in the morning and continue till late afternoon.
Balochi musician and singers performed in the show. The Secretary General of BNP-Mengal, Senator Dr. Jahanzeb Jamaldini, Nawabzada Haji Lashkri Raisani, Senior Vice President Malik Abdul Wali Kakar, Akhtar Hussain Langove, former Federal Minister Humayun Aziz Kurd, former Senator Sana Baloch and other party leaders attended the cultural show organized by the party.
A Baloch social activist Ms. Amna Mengal organized a function at the Quetta Press Club for the Baloch women. She displayed traditional makeshift “Gidan” being use by Baloch nomads, reflecting the traditional life of Baloch nomads. Large number females and children wearing their pour Balochi traditional dresses participated in the day long cultural show.
The central leader of National Party (NP) Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani and female MPA, Dr. Shama Ishaq visited the women cultural show. Nawab Shahwani announced Rs. 50, 0000 and female MPA Rs. 50000 for the organizers. The BNP-Mengal leaders Dr. Jahanzeb Jamaldini, Nawabzada Lashkri Raisani and others also participated in the women function at Quetta Press Club. They loaded the efforts of the women organizers for arranging the show to observe Baloch culture day.
Lawyer community conduct a cultural event in Session court where majority lawyers appeared in the court by wearing traditional Balochi dresses.
“Today people of Balochistan not only Baloch are celebrating Baloch cultural day with more zeal because nations living in here are united.” Attaullah Langove Secretary General Balochistan Bar said.
He added, “Baloch Cultural Day reminds us that how our forefathers lived in past centuries, participations of other nations in Baloch Cultural Day pushing us more closer to understand each other cultural values.
In a video message on Baloch Cultural Day Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizinjo has wished people living in Balochistan a very happy Baloch Cultural Day and vowed that Baloch nation will keep alive their cultural values,
“Baloch nation is fond of celebrating their cultural days, I am glad that our Baloch youth is more- closer towards their cultural values that indicated we love our Baloch culture.” Mr. Bizinjo said in his video message.
Baloch Cultural celebrations were held in Quetta, Mastung, Kalat, Naushki, Dalbandin, Chaghi, Gawadar, Hub, Lasbela, Awaran, Turbat, Jaffarabad, Chaman and other districts of Balochistan.
People displayed various stalls filled with Balochi ornaments and set traditional Giddan where Balochs lived in old era. Traditional Balochi Chaap on folk music has compelled many people to hit the ground.
“We want to show the rest of the world that how Baloch used to live, in today’s modern era yet we love to keep alive our prolong culture.” Zafarullah participating in Baloch culture day said.
Federal Minister for State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) General retired Abdul Qadir Baloch has said Baloch cultural values have a prolong history and we feel proud wearing our Balochi turban and cultural dress.
“Nations keep alive their custom and cultural values have brought revolutions in the world, Baloch nations feel proud on their rich Balochi culture.” Minister for SAFRON said and added in today’s modern era Baloch women and men are working to gather in promoting Balochi embroidery.
Giving message to Baloch took shelter in mountains and picked-up arms against the state General Qadir said, people lured on the name of terrorism and nationalism should return to the mainstream, our regime welcome people seek to skip war.
In Khuzdar the day was observed and a function was held in Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo Stadium. The Inspector General Frontier Corps, Major General Nadeem Anjum was the chief Guest on the occasion. Commissioner Kalat Hashim Khan Ghilzai presided over the function while Deputy Commissioner Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Qambrani presented welcome address. The IG FC while speaking on the occasion said that Baloch is a honorable nation and its culture is according to Islam.
Balochistan Express, Quetta