Sindhi Adabi Sangat (SAS) Thatta Chapter has decided to bestow veteran poetess, scholar, and academic Mariyam Majeedi and prominent scholar and researcher Dr. Muhammad Ali Manjhi with a lifetime achievement award in recognition of their remarkable services in the field of literature and Arts.
While talking to Minute Mirror, Sindhi Adabi Sangat Thatta Chapter Secretary General Ramzan Memon said that SAS had introduced the tradition of extolling living legends of district Thatta and Sujawal as both the districts had produced eminent literary figures who had served Sindh over the years.
Dr. Mariyam Majeedi, daughter of Muhammad Khan Majeedi, was known as the classical poet of Sindh. Dr. Mariyam herself is also credited for creating mass awareness about the importance of women’s education in the underprivileged and remote areas of Sindh and also taking practical steps to promote women of these areas in the field of education.
Many well-known literary figures of Sindh call her the ‘Shadow of Muhammad Khan Majeedi’ as she has excelled in the field of Sindhi poetry and literature by writing several books and articles of her poetry and reciting them in national and international literary conferences.
Dr. Muhammad Ali Manjhi, on the other hand, has served as principal of Govt Degree College, Makli, Thatta from where he was elevated to the chairman of Sindhi Language Authority where he relentlessly worked for the preservation of historical Sindhi manuscripts and historical documents relating to the Sindhi language.
Besides, Dr. Manjhi has written several books, articles, thesis and research documents on the history of Sindh and the deep roots of Sufism in Sindh. The decision of SAS has garnered appreciation from people from different walks of life.
Senior journalist Zahid Ishaque called it a commendable move of the organization, adding that there were many unsung and hidden heroes whose contributions were less known to the masses yet and SAS should also take measures in this regard.
Stalwart columnist, agronomist, and writer Obhayo Khushik also eulogized the efforts of SAS by calling it a unique stance and said that such initiative would prove encouraging for those who were once maestros of their field.