The Constitution and its bye laws are intended to regulate the activities of the Association. It defines clearly the specific purpose of the Association, duties and responsibilities of its members and office holders.
1. The name of this secular, nonprofit association shall be SINDHI ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA.
2. For legal purposes, the association may be registered as per the law of the land. However, for general communications it will be referred to as SANA.
3. Membership eligibility criteria: Anyone who;
a) has roots in SINDH, or has roots in an area where Sindhi or its dialect is spoken, or speaks Sindhi or one of its dialects.
b) Supports the preservation and growth of The Sindhi civilization, culture and language.
c) Supports the legitimate rights and aspirations of the Sindhi people.
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All candidates for SANA Executive Council have been declared to be unopposed. Accordingly, following Candidates are declared to be SANA Executive Council (EC) members for the years 2011-2012:
Name EC Position
1:Dr. Valeed Shaikh President
2:Dr. Shabbir Shaikh Vice President
3:Ms. Noor-u-Nissa Ghanghro V P Women
4:Dr. Maqbool Halepota General Secretary
To accomplish SANA Objectives as outline in clause (2), (3), and (5) Section II of SANA Constitution. Iqbal Tareen will be the Chairman of this committee.
SANA Executive Council recently announced formation of various committees. I have been honored with the responsibility of chairing "Sindh Rights Committee". SRC will strive to work under the spirit of following objectives as outlined in the SANA Constitution:
Sindh Rights Committee is "to endeavor for, and defend the historic national rights, including human rights, and rights of self determination of Sindhi people within their existing national territory".
History and Background
In 1998, SANA Executive Council formed a SANA FAME Scholarships Committee.
The Committee members were:
Nisar Ali Shah
Manzoor Hussain Shah
Saghir Ahmed Shaikh
In the same year, SANA awarded 4 scholarships in the following categories:
2 scholarships for Undergraduate studies in sciences
2 scholarships for Postgraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities
Total 4 scholarships with total amount awarded $1500