April 03: Radio Pakistan Gilgit celebrated its 29th anniversary at a local hotel in Gilgit. Chief Executive of Northern Areas Legislative Assembly, Chief Secretary, advisors, officials of Radio Pakistan, government officials, representatives of NGOs and notables of the city attended the event.
Mr. Ahmed Jami Sakhi made a brief, yet impressive, speech about Wakhi people, their language and requested for an increase in the duration of Wakhi Radio Program “Sado-e-Bom-e-Dunyo” from thirty minutes to one hour daily. He said that the Wakhi program catered valuable cultural services for the Wakhi people living in Chitral, Ghizar and Gojal regions of Gilgit – Baltistan. He further said that thousands of people living around the Pamir Mountains listen to the Wakhi program and want its duration to be increased.
Riaz Ahmed Riaz did Wakhi comparing during the event. The famous young singer Ahmed Aziz presented Nazir Ahmed Bulbul’s song. Mr Mirza Pana Khan Wakhani from Wakhan sang Riaz Ahmed Riaz’s song which tempted Al Waiz Muhammad Aslam, Ahmed Jami Sakhi and Rehan Shah to dance. Their Wakhi cultural dance was highly appreicated. This program was broadcasted live by Radio Pakistan.
Apart from Wakhi cultural items artists from other mainstream cultures of Gilgit – Baltistan also presented beautiful cultural songs and engaging dance performances during the event. The most famous poet of Shina language Jan Ali enthralled the audience with his song, his mastery of flute and his unique singing style.
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