Showing posts with label Golden Jubilee Mango Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Golden Jubilee Mango Festival. Show all posts

Monday, June 8, 2015

SSP Mirpurkhas highlights sporting spirit

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Usman Ghani Siddiqui said that people of Mirpurkhas were ambitious and have interest in sports and for that reason several sports programmes were arranged on the occasion Golden Jubilee Mango Festival. 

He was addressing at the concluding session of shootingball exhibition match organized at the Government Girls High School by the district administration with the support of the Sindh Bank. 

The shootingball match was played between the teams of Niaz Club Hyderabad and Lashari Club Mirpurkhas. The match was won by Niaz Club by 16 points. Secretary RTA Muhammad Hassan Qureshi, DO Sports, Muhammad Arshad Arain, and a large number of sports lovers were present on the occasion.

Mirpurkhas Commissioner backs sports culture

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Divisional Commissioner of Mirpurkhas, Shafique Ahmed Mahesar, believed that the players who remain on the front of game remain the winners. He said that the society gives good impression with the holding of sports events. 

He was addressing on the occasion of distribution of prizes to prominent position holders in the cycling race organized by district administration in collaboration with Lipton Tea Company.

The Commissioner stated that the district administration was taking concrete steps to promote sports in Mirpurkhas. 

The cycling race commenced from Jamrao and concluded at the Gama Stadium. It was participated by cyclists from Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Khairpur. The first position in cycle race was clinched by Muhammad Sumair of Karachi while Riaz Ahmed of Hyderabad and Sajid Ali of Karachi stood on second and third position on the victory stand. 

SSP Mirpurkhas, Usman Ghani Siddiqui, also took part in cycle race. Secretary RTA Pervez Hassan Qureshi, DO Sports Muhammad Arshad Arain, Wahid Pehlwani, Nasir Baloch, Imam Baloch, Malik Iqbal and Hassan Baloch were also present on the occasion.

Advisor desires promotion of tradional sports

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Special Advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Riaz Ali Shah Khurasani, has reckoned that traditional Sindhi wrestling (kodi kodi) was affiliated with the Sindhi culture and its promotion was the responsibility of all the stakeholders. 

Talking in the event held on the sidelines of the Golden Jubilee Mango Festival in Mirpurkhas, he observed that the participation in such traditional games would encourage players. 

Kodi kodi and Malkhra in-charge Assistant Commissioner of Taluka Ghulam Muhammad Jhaman Das, President Kabbadi Kabbadi Association Saleh Kori, Malik Iqbal, Imam Baloch and sports lovers were present on the occasion. 

He pointed out that Mirpurkhas was the only district in Sindh where majority of varieties of mangos were produced and exported to foreign countries. 

He said that the organization of the Mango Festival was aimed at introducing the varieties of mangos produced by small growers, noting that such exhibitions become a link between mango producers and importers of foreign markets.

Mirpurkhas Mango Festival concludes

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, observed that the mangos of Mirpurkhas were famous in America and European countries due to different quality and tasty varieties, adding that these mangos not only the identity of Sindh but also of Pakistan.

He was addressing the prize distribution ceremony at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Exhibition Hall, Mirpurkhas, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Mango Festival which.concluded on June 6. The Chief Minister remarked that the Sindh government was endeavoring to introduce the Mirpurkhas mangos worldwide in order to reach foreign markets and increase exports. 

He said that the issue of export of mangos was being taken up with the federal government in order to coordinate with the foreign embassies to boost the export of Mirpurkhas mangos. The Chief Minister went round different stalls of mangos and expressed his delight over the untiring efforts of the growers. 

Senator Hariram Kishori Lal, MNA Mir Munawwar Talpur, Provincial Minister, Ali Mardan Shah, MPAs Mahesh Malani, Khairunissa Mughal, Nusrat Sultana Khawaja, Advisor Abu Bhai, former MPA Shamim Ara Panhwar, Secretary Irrigation, Commissioner Shafique Mahesar, DC Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, DG Agri Extension Hidayatullah Chhajar, DH Agri Research Atta Muhammad Soomro, SSP Usman Ghani Siddiqui, and a large number of growers were present on the occasion.

Later the Chief Minister distributed cash prizes and shields among the winning farmers. The first prize of Rs. 20,000 and shield in the Festival Group A went to Nawazabad Farm, the second position was won by Seth Ajay Kumar with shield and cash Rs.15,000 while Sajid Sons stood at third position and received cash Rs.10,000 with a shield. 

The winners of the Group B were Allah Bachayo Rajar with Arif Bhurgari getting the second prize and Mohammad Ali Arain was declared third. They received cash awards of Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively alongwith their shields. A similar pattern of distribution of cash awards was followed in the Groups in which Raid Illahi Bux Lashari, Sobedar Lashari and Wali Muhammad Deshak finished first, second and third respectively. 

Earlier the Chairman of the Management Committee Mango Festival, Umer Bughio, in his welcome address, talked about the issues being faced by growers. He demanded that Solar System tube wells be provided to growers on at least 80% subsidy in order to eliminate salinity and water logging. He also urged for the construction of Seminar Hall for Horticulture to be completed on priority basis.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mirpurkhas Mango Festival inaugurated

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sindh Senior Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, has mentioned that Sindh exports its mangos to 45 countries of the world and earns huge revenue of Rs 39 billion in foreign exchange.
He was addressing at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Exhibition Hall following the inauguration of 50th Golden Jubilee Mango Festival in Mirpurkhas. He said that more than 76 farmers have introduced different varieties of mangos in this festival. 
He stressed on improvement of quality of mangos and its packing in order to maintain export in 45 countries and for that purpose private sector has also play its part side by side with government. 
The Deputy Commissioner, Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, and the Chairman, Mango Festival Management Committee, Umer Bughio, said that the celebration of Golden Jubilee Festival was an honour for the people of Mirpurkhas. 
They said that the mangos of Mirpurkhas have special identity worldwide, recognizing that the role of district administration, Mango Festival Management Committee and the media remained important. 
Later talking to media Nisar Khuhro said that the Mango Festival was not only limited to Mirpurkhas but it highlighted the whole of the Sindh province. He urged the media to project the festival in a positive style to let the product could fetch more foreign markets. 
To a question Nisar Khuhro said that mangos of Mirpurkhas remained in demand all over the world and it was a praiseworthy effort to have organized the Mango exhibition annually for 50 years. He said that the varieties exhibited in last exhibition were 83 in number, which have increased to 183 during the Golden Jubilee occasion. 
He was of the opinion that further research was required for the production of more varieties, praising the Sindh Horticulture Research Institute Mirpurkhas for doing a fine job. 
Replying to another question, Nisar Khuhro said that paucity of irrigation water and farm diseases have caused damages to some extent to mango farms and for that reason the Sindh Government was introducing reforms in agriculture department to protect mangos and other crops from diseases. 
He later visited in detail different stalls of mangos. He also performed the opening of Family Festival at Police ground and visited stalls.
MPA Khairun Nissa Mughal, former MPA Shamim Ara Panhwar, DIG Javed Alam Odho, SSP Usman Ghani Siddiqui, DC Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, AC-2 Nisar Ahmed Memon, Chairman Festival Committee Umer Bughio, Director Horticulture Ashraf Soomro, Director Primary Education Jalil Lashari and others were also present on the occasion.

Wheelchair cricket match organized in Mirpurkhas

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

A wheelchair cricket match between Gulistan Disables and Mirpurkhas Special Sports Association was organized at the Colony Ground, Mirpurkhas, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Mango Festival in collaboration with Meezan Bank and District administration. 
Gulistan Disables won the match by 17 runs. Sadiq Mohammad, a former Test cricketer, was the guest of honour in the presentation ceremony.
AC Digri Asghar Joya, DO Sports Arshad Arain, Deputy Director Anti Corruption Mir Nadir Ali Abro, Iqbal Malik, Nasir Baloch, Imam Baloch and Malik Qamaruddin also witnessed the exhibition match besides a large number of cricket lovers.

Suzuki Bolan gifted to Gulistan Disables

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Wazir Ali Khoja, Director, Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited, gifted a Bolan vehicle to the Mirpurkhas-based Gulistan Disables, a welfare organization engaged to service to humanity.
In a brief speech on the occasion, he observed that the vehicle would be helpful to end sense of deprivation from the disable children and they would feel easy to reach this institution from their homes and highlight their capabilities. 
He vowed that government should implement on service of 2% quota for disable persons. He appealed philanthropists to extend financial help and media to highlight the working of this organization. 
The Patron of Gulistan Disables, Qamaruddin Malik, threw light on the working the institution and said that they were gifted Bolan by Pak Suzuki after their untiring struggle to establish this institution for 12 long years. 
The Pak Suzuki Regional Head, Mumtaz Shaikh, Irfan Tariq, Inam Abbasi, and Deputy Director Anti Corruption, Mir Nadir Ali Abdro, also attended the ceremony, alongwith elite of the town.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Mirpurkhas Mango Festival set for inauguration

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The 50th Golden Jubilee Mango Festival set to be organized in a style that would attract national and international markets for the export of mangos of Mirpurkhas.
These views were expressed by the Commissioner, Shafique Ahmed Mahesar, while presiding over a meeting of Mango Festival M anagement Committee for taking final account of arrangements. The festival will be held from June 4 to 6.
He said that it’s an honour for Mirpurkhas to be the centre of producing mango, the king of fruits, which has huge demand locally and internally. He advised the the Mango Festival Committee members to work with dedication to make the three-day event successful.
Later final touches were given to the festival programme arrangements. The meeting was also attended by DC Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, ADC-1 Muhammad Usman Mahsood, AC Revenue Muhammad Asim, Chairman Management Committee Umer Bughio, Deputy Director Agriculture Yar Muhammad Khaskheli, Horticulturist Shafiqur Rehman Memon, member Karim Memon, DO Social Welfare Khair Muhammad Dahri, DO Sports Muhammad Arshad Arain and others.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mirpurkhas Mango Festival to boost small growers

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, would distribute prizes at the concluding ceremony of three-day Golden Jubilee Mango Festival being organized at Mirpurkhas on June 6. 

Provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Sikandar Mendhro, will also attend the Mango Festival which will be inaugurated by Senior Provincial Minister for Education, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, on June 4. 

This was announced by Deputy Commissioner, Mirpurkhas, Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, after having presided over a meeting to review the festival arrangements held on May 21. He revealed that the Mango Festival would be held at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Exhibition Hall (Fruit Farm) while the concluding ceremony has been scheduled at the auditorium of State Life Building. 

According to him, the festival is being held for the betterment of small growers and urged the growers to attend the even in large numbers. 

The Deputy Commissioner urged the Festival Management Committee to motivate small growers to set up their stalls at the festival to promote better environment, style and attraction. He said that apart from Mirpurkhas, the growers belonging to other district including Matiari, Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar and Nawabshah would also be invited to set up mango stall here. 

The meeting was attended, among others, by Addl DC-1 Muhammad Usman Mehsood, Chairman Mango Management Committee Mango Festival Haji Umer Bughio, Deputy Director Agriculture Yar Muhammad Khaskheli, members Mansoor Chhema, Choudhry Ehsanul Haque, Fazal Illahi Memon, Mir Zafarullah Talpur, Karim, AC: Shujabad Abdul Hafeez Laghari, Faukh Anwar Gondal and others.

Mirpurkhas to host Golden Jubilee Mango Festival

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Deputy Commissioner, Mirpurkhas, Rasheed Ahmed Zardari, has vowed to make the upcoming Golden Jubilee Mango Festival a successful event to attract the exporters side by side with the small growers. 

"The festival would help in developing the mango farms on modern lines with increased mango exports to other countries,” he said while chairing a meeting of the Family Musical Programme Sub-Committee formed in connection with Mango Festival to be held at Mirpurkhas from June 4 to 6.

Rasheed Zardari remarked that mangoes of Mirpurkhas are an iconic symbol of this area and famous for their taste and variety not only in Pakistan country but in many world countries. He called upon the district administration and citizens to play their role in introducing the symbolic mangoes of Mirpurkhas. 

He described the Family Musical Show an important part of the Mango Festival and said all of them have to play their respective roles for its success. He informed that the Musical Show and the Family Festival would be organized at Police ground in order to provide entertainment for children and woman folk. 

He stressed that strict security arrangements would be made at the Police ground during Mango Festival and Rangers would be deployed alongwith police for the purpose. 

The Deputy Commissioner advised the Secretary of the Mirpurkhas Arts Council, Raees Ahmed Khan, to keep the museum open on the occasion in order to provide entertainment and create an awareness among more and more people about the cultural heritage. He also directed to make arrangements for floats to manifest the importance of Mango Festival. 

On the occasion Assistant Commissioner Taluka Shujabad and in-charge Family Musical Show, Abdul Hafeez Laghari briefed the meeting and said that famous singer and comedian Ahmed Mughal, singer Deeba Sahar, Marul Group, Shafi Faqeer, Mistri Jogi, Khushboo Laghari, Liaquat Faqeer and local famous singers would perform at the Family Musical Show. 

The meeting was attended by Mango Festival Sub-Committees members Karim Memon, Mansoor Cheema, Raees Ahmed Khan, S A Khan, Mirza Masroor Baig, Aftab Qureshi, Additional Deputy Commissioner-1 Usman Mehsood, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Municipal Officer Arshad Qayoom Barki, AC Shujabad Abdul Hafeez Laghari, Jamil Ahmed Khan, Azhar Abbas, Furqan Ali, Choudhry Rafique Aamir and others.