Seminar / Conferences
On the eve of 187th Urs anniversary (As per English Calendar) of Hazrat Sachal Sarmast - Single day Sachal Sarmast Seminar was held on 11th April 2008. Inaugural session was presided over by Prof: Dr. Ghulam Ali Allana, Ex-Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, chief guest was Dr: Abdullah Phulpoto Pro-Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University. The other guests of honour were Prof: Dr: Dur Muhammad Pathan & Dr: Nawaz Ali Shouq. During two academic sessions following Scholars presented their research papers. Dr. Mansoor Malik, Dr: Javed Chandio, Dr.Nawaz Ali Shouq, Dr. Dur Muhammad Pathan, Dr.Talib Khayal, Prof. Abid Mazhar, Ms. Najma Noor & Mahar Khadim, who presented their views on the topic. In the late evening a “Mehfil-e-Sufi Samma” was also arranged, in which popular Sufi singer Fakir Niaz Mangnejo, folk artist Sanam Marvi & others sung “Sufi Kalam” & entertained listeners. The Mehfil was participated by a large number of Sufi music lovers, writers accompanied by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nilofar Shaikh.
Sachal Chair, hosted an “Iftar Dinner” in the honour of writers, poets & participants of Sachal Sarmast literary conference Khairpur, organized by Sachal Yadgar Committee Khairpur.
Visitor at venue
During the reporting year the following Scholars visited Sachal Chair: Dr.Hyder Sindhi. (Islamabad), Dr.Gulzar Ahmed Azimi. (UK), Prof. Mushtaq Ali Soomro.(Shikarpur), Prof: Gul-e-Zahra (Karachi)
Abul-ul-Hassan Sial Research Scholar from Panjab, Riaz Khaskhali and Mujahid Hussain Solangi Research Scholars from Sindh, came to collect the material pertaining to M.phil & PhD work on “Bulla Shah, Khawaja Farid & Sachal Sarmast, a Poetry resemblance.”
During the reporting year the large number of educational institutions visited the Sachal chair as study tour.
Addition of source material
During the reporting, year 91 new books have been added in the shelves of Sachal Chair Library. Photographs & video cassettes of Sachal Sarmast seminar 2007 have also been preserved.
Addition of one rare Manuscript
Prof. Mushtaq Ali Soomro from Shikarpur donated “Dewan-e-Aashkar” which is a rare manuscript to Sachal Chair. Chair thanks to the professor for his remarkable gift.
Discount Sale of Books
Through out the year the publications on Sachal Chair were sold on discount rate. The amount credited so for is Rs. 2980/= (Two thousand, nine hundred eighty rupees only).
During the reporting year, Mr. Mahar Khadim, Research Officer Sachal Chair presented his research papers at Sachal Sarmast Conference held at Daraza Sharif; 2nd Sheikh Ayaz Conference at Sindh University Jamshoro and on the eve of World Children Day Seminar at Sindhi Language Authority, Hyderabad.
Newly assigned Additional director
Renowned poet and assistant Professor, Department of Sindhi, Mr. Ayaz Gul has taken over charge of Additional Director of Sachal Chair on 21-04-2009. It is hoped that the Chair would get its aims rapidly under his able leader ship.