KARACHI - The Sindhi Cultural Day was celebrated on Friday with jubilation as people wearing Ajrak and Topi thronged the grand gathering arranged for the purpose.Political parties, civil society organisations and commoners assembled outside the Karachi Press Club, where Sindhi media organisations organised a grand gathering with musical gala.Men, women and children of all ages were wearing Ajrak and Sindhi Topi, exhibiting their love and affection with the Sindhi Culture, kept sloganeering ‘Long Live Sindh’. Even, the children and women were dressed up themselves in Ajrak, assembling at the grand gathering, where famous Sindhi singers including Ahmed Mughal, Taj Mastani, Deeba Sahar and others sung Sindhi songs, which depict love and progress of Sindh.The musical performances of the artists compelled the participants to dance on Sindhi tunes and ‘Jeay Sindh Jeay-Sindh Wara Jean’. Separate caravans of the political workers carrying party flags led by their party leaders reached the gathering, expressed their solidarity and love for the Culture Day.The caravans of parties including JSQM led by its chief Sunan Qureshi, PML-F led by Pir Yasir Saen, MQM led by Khawaja Izharul Haq and Nisar Panhwar, Awami Tehreek led by Mazhar Rahojo, Sindh United Party led by Dr Dodo Maheri, Awami Jamhori Party led by Hareef Chandion and Saeeda Gopang, ANP delegation led by MPA Amanullah Mehsood, PML-N led by Zain Ansari took part in the gathering and expressed their commitment to become always loyal to the interests of Sindh.Besides, the delegation of Kachhi Rabta Council, Karachi City Alliance as well as civil society organisations attended the gathering. A stage was set outside the Karachi Press Club, where people kept coming along with their families.  The political parties also took out rallies and echoing slogans of roaming in the City and kept sloganeering of ‘Long Live Sindh’. Meanwhile, a forum ‘Sindh Civil Society’ also staged protest demonstration on this occasion against the recently-passed Sindh Peoples Local Government Law, terming it against the integrity of the province. The Sindhi Cap is regarded as one of the most essential parts of the Sindhi culture and is usually offered to guests, along with a traditional Sindhi Ajrak, as a token of respect.Sindh Cultural Day originated three years ago when an anchorperson of a private TV channel criticised President Asif Ali Zardari for wearing Shalwar Kameez and Sindhi Topi (cap) on his visit to Afghanistan. Ever since, Sindhi media groups have started to celebrate the day as ‘Sindhi Cultural Day’.The Sindhi language TV channels including KTN, Sindh TV, Awaz TV and Mehran TV have been airing special programmes on the culture of Sindh, besides these media outlets separately arranged the mega musical events, which also attracted large audience to celebrate the Culture Day every year.