LOS ANGLES: The Sindh Association of North America (SANA) held its 33rd convention in Los Angeles. Invitees and guests from Pakistan, India, Europe, America and Canada participated in the conference.
This year, the topic was: ‘GIRLS EDUCATION AND IT’S IMPORTANCE’
Abdul Jabbar Memon , Consul General of Pakistan also attended the convention and said that he was very pleased to see Sindhis from all over the world. He said that it was his desire to talk about all current issues facing the Sindhi community.
He said that it was becoming a cultural practice to put blame on others for our failures. He said that Sindhis themselves are to blame for being part of the problems of Sind and for failure to come up with solutions.
The fact is that the political leaders and the bureaucrats are responsible for shaping policies of the Government. If you want to destroy a nation, destroy their education system.
He said the status of education in Sindh is pathetic. “You have to work hard with honesty and sincerity to bring about a positive change. You do not expect miracles to happen.”
Mr. Abdul Jabbar Memon said he himself was from the same system, but he worked hard and rose in rank. He said being part of the same system if he could do it, everyone can do it.
The President of SANA, Muhammad Ali Mahar also addressed the Convention.
The convention lasted for three days. Culture, Education, Health and Literature were some of the topics discussed.
Various topics and projects were earmarked for the coming year.
In the education session, intellectuals , scholars and writers from Karachi and Los Angeles took part in a video conference. Dr. Mehtab Akbar Rashdi , renowned scholar and member of the Provincial Assembly of Sind and others took part.
Singer Humera Channa and Arshad Mehmood took part in Mehfil e Mausiqi to amuse the audience.
In all, 14 resolutions were passed unanimously in the convention.