US diplomat visits Sindh University

HYDERABAD – US Consul General in Karachi Grace Shelton Tuesday visited the Institute of Sindhology, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

During the visit to the museum of the Institute of Sindhology along with Vice Consul Kimberly Everett, she appreciated the management for preserving rare collection depicting the rich cultural heritage of Sindh. The museum management provided a treasure for Sindh, Pakistan and the world, she said and added that such outstanding efforts deserve accolades.

Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat, Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Chandio and Vice Consul US Consulate General Karachi Kimberly Everett were also present on the occasion, where the Director Institute of Sindhology Dr Ishaq Samejo briefed them about the preserved collection of the cultural heritage of the province.

The diplomats went through various sections of Sindhology museum that included Sindh art and craft, textile designs, ornaments, Sindhi antiquities, heritage, culture, history, music, folklore, gallery of prominent personalities of Sindh and the exclusive corners set up to celebrate individuality of Sindh aborigine clans and armory of Talpur times.

The visiting diplomats were all praise for “Rilli” needlework, embroidery patterns, antiquated handloom, fabric device, first-ever Sindhi language typewriter and harmonium on which Ahmed Ali Chhagla had composed the lyrical tunes of national anthem of Pakistan.

They also took keen interest in the spectacular display of the corners exhibiting life of Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, former Prime Ministers Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, university’s founder Vice-Chancellor Allama I.I. Kazi and other outstanding personae of the country.

Vice Chancellor Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat in his remarks said the University of Sindh had the pleasure and privilege of maintaining long-standing cordial academic, research and professional ties with the US Consulate, Karachi.

“We also genuinely appreciate US Consulate’s generous gesture of awarding grants to meritorious and deserving students of Sindh through open, fair and tough competition to study abroad, he said.

Dr Burfat said University of Sindh greatly valued its academic partnership with the US Consulate Karachi and hoped that the relations would further prosper to mutual benefit with the passage of time.


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