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Children’s Parliament explored sites of Sindh


A 50-member delegation from Thar Children’s Parliament on Monday visited the cultural, historic, and other places in Hyderabad, Sindh.

They evinced a keen interest in the findings and discoveries of the Indus Valley Civilization, ancient culture, and traditions, children’s literature, and heritage sites. They started their one-day trip by visiting Naukot Fort, which is a fortification that was established by Mir Karam Ali Khan Talpur in 1814, Sindh Museum Hyderabad, Sindh Language Authority, Sindh Agriculture University, Almanzar, and some other spots in Hyderabad and nearby areas.

Notable Writer, and Publication Officer of Sindhi Language Authority, Khalid Azad welcomed the delegates at Mumtaz Mirza Auditorium, Sindh Museum, and he delivered a lecture about ‘Children Literature’ to the delegation. While appreciating the efforts of Thar Education Alliance, who came up with the idea and paved the way for the children of Thar to learn democratic values, Khalid Azad expressed that ‘Inside all of us is hope. Inside all of us is fear. Inside all of us is an adventure. Inside all of us is … a wild thing. Expressing these all experiences with the source of a pen will surely give you courage and motivation.’

The delegates went through various sections of Sindh Museum that included Sindh art and craft, textile designs, ornaments, Sindhi antiquities, heritage, culture, history, music, folklore, gallery of prominent personalities of Sindh, and the exclusive corners set up to celebrate individuality of Sindh aborigine clans and armory of Talpur times.

They appreciated the management for preserving a rare collection depicting the rich cultural heritage of Sindh. The museum management provided a treasure of Sindh, Pakistan, and the world, they said and added that such outstanding efforts deserve accolades.
Later on, they visited, Pakistan People’s Party Senator Krishna Kumari Kolhi invited them to her residence at Hyderabad. She appreciated female of Child Parliament who is taking a keen interest in politics and policymaking. However, she shared her story “I belong to the Kohli community, which has been suppressed by landlords and forced to work as slaves since time immemorial. I am very proud to have my efforts honored and would love to encourage you people to take part in politics and represent Tharparkar with the globe.’

Briefing to Senator, Coordinator TEA, Sarang Mathrani emphasized that such kind of activities and outdoor exposure will help youngsters to think and grow on a broader level, a trip itself is a management science, planning, and learning. ‘Everyone’s perspective of themselves and others is based on the limitations of their exposure.’ Mathrani added that these change-agents are a source to promote peace, interfaith harmony, tolerance, and acceptance through education, schools, meeting with new people, and it has a huge impact. During this visit, Vinod Sharma, Sunder Kothari, Mahasingh, Shanaz Jumani, and Maryam Durrani were also there.

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