LARKANA: A grand Diwali celebration function is being organized at Naundero House on Wednesday for which lists of invitees are being prepared by the minorities’ notables of Larkana division.
As many as 700 to 800 families have been invited and are expected to participate in the function. Mukhi Lokchand of Naundero Panchyat told PPI here on Tuesday that all minorities had been invited by the PPP leadership to attend the function where dinner had also been arranged in their honour besides other programs.
He said that traditional Sindhi Ajraks and Caps and other gifts would also be exchanged on the occasion and all the Hindu traditions would be performed that include Aarti, Bhajans etc. He said that dinner would be followed by a musical programme.
He said that he had prepared the list of the Hindu community notables and other people doing the same in their respective towns. Lokchand said that he had also invited as many as 10 families from scheduled castes so that they may also celebrate Diwali with them. He said that function will start at about 6.30 pm.
Asked as to why PPP leadership felt that Diwali function should be held in Naundero and it must be celebrated with minorities, Seth Lokchand said that some incidents of hooliganism in the past have taken place in Sindh against the worship places of minorities allegedly by the religious extremists hence this function is being organized to express solidarity with Hindu and other minority communities.
He said that names of those interested and willing people were being included in the invitation list who wanted to participate with their families and denied that pick & choose method was being applied to invite only favourites so that nobody should speak before the leaders about their grievances.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairperson Pakistan Peoples Party will celebrate Diwali with the members of Hindu community at Naudero House on October 23. He has invited Hindu communities to join him in the celebrating the Festival of Lights at Naudero House in Larkana. He also directed the PPP leaders including District Presidents to celebrate Diwali in their respective areas together with the Hindu