Royal Sindhi Ladies’ Club has organized the festival named as ‘Spring of Sindhiyat’. The festival includes Sindhi talent show, dress contest, fashion runway, Sindhi Holi, food stalls, music concert etc.
For the first time in the history of Agra, a historical city of India with population of around one hundred thousand Sindhis, the Royal Sindhi Ladies’ Club has organized a one-day Sindhi Melo (Festival). The festival ceremonies began here since the morning of Wednesday March 24, 2021.
The festival has been named as ‘Bahar Sindhiyat Ji’ (The Spring of Sindhiyat). Sindhi working women have actively taken part in the festival that includes Sindhi talent show, dress contest, fashion runway, Sindhi Holi, food stalls, music concert etc. Stage artist and comedian Parmanand Piyasi from Gandhidam and renowned singer Ms. Lalita Karamchandani will perform at the music concert.
On this occasion, Lalita Karamchandani will also release her new songs and a Holi geet written, composed and sung by her.
The festival is open for all to visit however all the stalls and the programs have been organized by Sindhi women.
Sharing the background of Royal Sindhi Ladies’ Club, Lalita Karamchandani, herself a member of the club, told Sindh Courier from Agra on phone that the club, established several years back, has 200 Sindhi women members, who use to organize different programs every three months to promote Sindhi spirit among the Sindhi community. These programs include dance competitions, singing competitions, quiz programs, teaching Sindhi language to the children, honoring Sindhi women having achieved distinction in different fields.
“Since the new generation of Sindhis doesn’t know Sindhi language, the club members have focused on teaching mother tongue to their children,” Lalita told adding that they have launched a drive to protect and preserve Sindhi language.
“We have a team of very active Sindhi women who use to work with full devotion,” Lalita said and mentioned the names of Deepa Lalwani, Jeoti Khushlani, Kashish Nainani, Jaya Manwani, Arti Bhagwani, Netu Lekhwani, Anchal Dayani, Versha Vanjhani, Hema Khubchandani and several other Sindhi women.