Sindhi Language Committee

My dear fellow Sindhis,

Our Sindhi language is a very old one unfortunately due to frequent attacks from outside and hostile attitude of rulers it did not develop and make much progress. It is due to Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai that it survived and is known in the world. We should be thankful to Britishers also who recognized its importance and got prepared a new arabic script for it. It is during British period that so many selected and important books were got translated in Sindhi. Besides that Shah-jo-risalo was compiled and printed in Germany in 1866 by Earnest Trumpp and with that sanction and at the expense of the Government of India. In his preface written to the first edition of Dr. Trumpp states (We humbly trust that by the publication of this volume a firm base may be gained for the study of a language, which though not widely spread, is in many points superior to any other modern language of India and well deserving the notice of the Linguist). 

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FAME Fund - History and Background

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

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SANA-list history

SANA-List started early 1989 from Case Western Reserve University, with handful of friends who had email addresses – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. was the email address.

I was in my first year of Ph.D. when I started the list for a group of my Sindhi friends. I wrote a UNIX code, that would receive email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and then it would forward the message to list the members. At that time Microsoft Windows and other goodies were not even on the horizon. NO graphics, everything was keystrokes and monochrome monitor.

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Membership Information

The association shall consists of:

  1. Regular Members with individual and family sub categories
  2. Life members (individual or husband and wife)
  3. Student Members with individual and family sub categories.
  4. Associate Members
  5. Honorary Members

Regular Members

  1. All Sindhis residing anywhere in North America by payment of the annual fee can become regular members of the association.
  2. Regular Members shall have the right to vote, nominate candidates and be eligible to hold any office of the association.
  3. Membership in this category will be valid for 12 months.

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Past Advisory Councils

2009 - 2010

Dr. Mazhar Lakho
Belleville, IL
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Mr. Mahar Hussain Shah
Vernon, CT
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Mr. Irshad Kazi
Cypress, CA
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Past Achievements

1984:

Conducted two (2) surveys of Sindhi community in North America that formulated the basis for formulation of SANA.

Successfully organized campaign and secured approval of SANA by-laws from Sindhi community through voting.

1985:

The first "SANA Newsletter" issued in January 1985.

First General Body meeting successfully held in Washington DC area in August 198, formally approving SANA by-laws and the election of the SANA Executive Council.

The SANA logo designed by Mr. Abdul Fatah Halepoto.

The decision to publish regular SANA newsletter "SANGAT" implemented and first issue distributed.

The first SANA Membership directory containing addresses and telephone numbers of members issued.

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