SUKKUR: Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah will inaugurate the 194th three-day urs celebrations of poet and Sufi saint Hazrat Sachal Sarmast, by laying wreaths and offering Fateha at the mazar in Khairpur on Thursday morning. Adviser to CM for zakat and ushr department, Auqaf and religious affairs Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro presided over a meeting to discuss the arrangements for the urs celebration, according to a press statement issued on Wednesday. The celebrations will comprise events, such as mehfil-e-sama, a national literacy conference at the Daraza Sharif auditorium, mushaira and raga concert, in which the CM will be the chief guest. Sachal Awards will also be presented to eminent personalities of the country. Sugharanji Katchery and traditional Sindhi games will also be a part of the celebrations.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2015.