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Campaign launched to promote 2600 B.C. Indus Valley Civilization in Pakistan

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    KARACHI, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- A campaign to preserve and promote the 5,000-year old Indus Valley Civilization in south Pakistan was launched on Sunday night in the country's southern port city of Karachi.

    Patron-in-Chief of the Pakistan's Peoples Party (PPP), the ruling party in the southern province of Sindh, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari launched the drive saying "We want to promote culture for peace."

    "Our rich culture and heritage are endangered and the biggest threat to civilization and culture is terrorism, and we know we can save it, and we shall not allow militants to impose their culture through the barrel of a gun," said Bilawal, the son of former President Asif Ali Zardari and slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

    Bilawal, who hosted and anchored the ceremony at the Mohatta Palace in Karachi, briefed the audience about the history and importance of the culture besides vowing to preserve the 2600 B.C. archeological site of Mohenjo-Daro, some 430 kilometers away from Karachi.

    UNESCO World Heritage Site Mohenjo-Daro, one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, was abandoned in the 19th century B.C. and was not rediscovered until 1922.

    For the first time in the country's history, a series of celebrations and cultural competitions in connection with the preservation campaign named "Sindh Festival" will be kicked off in the first week of February next year and will continue for two weeks in different parts of the province.

    The festival will comprise of horse and cattle grand prix, local poetry reading events, folk music nights, local fashion, Sindh international film festival, and the competitions of donkey cart race, deep sea fishing and kite flying.

    Besides having children arena and finest foods stalls, the festival will also support the women of the region who will merchandise their handicrafts.

    The Sunday night launching ceremony was started with the performances of centuries-old traditional singing and dancing at the beats of folk music. The occasion was attended by chief minister of the Sindh province, political leaders, ministers, foreign diplomats, famous sportsmen, showbiz celebrities and media persons.

    Bilawal also invited prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other Pakistanis to join the campaign and celebrations to preserve, promote and protect the rich heritage of the region, and to educate the youth about the culture.


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  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    great work mr. Bhutto
     
  3. Vyom

    Vyom Captain IDF NewBie

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    Strange !
     
  4. Nexus

    Nexus 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Pakistanis still think that Indus Valley Civilization is hindu Civilization.
     
  5. farhan_9909

    farhan_9909 BANNED BANNED

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    It was vedic civilization.Even though the rig veda was written by the indigenous people of IVC aka those in the punjab and Sindh.though unlike modern hindu they were monotheist.

    Rig veda was later merged with hinduism.Infact all the south asian originated religion were merged and hinduism was formed
     
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    Hinduism is not a religion, Sanatan Dharm is the religion. Vedas had existed as a single unwritten document which was memorised by brahmins and passed on from one generation to another. rishi Vyas compiled this unwritten document into four vedas and wrote them down as books. It is for that reason that he is called Rishi Ved Vyas. he did it before the Mahabharat times so Rig Veda had existed much before the time when it was reproduced as a written text. The vedas including Rig veda talk of different gods and powers which run this world including Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva. So you have been mislead by mullahs to say that IVC was actually islam which existed even before hinduism or that hinduism is actually islam or some crap like that.

    Also you must know that IVC is actually Saraswati River civilisation. There are records and evidence that all these centres were actually along the dried up riverbed of River Saraswati. Even Indus used to flow much towards east than its presnt position. It was a result of earthquakes which forced and altered the flow of Indua to its present course.
    The name IVC was coined by British Historians, all our religious texts including Rig Veda speak of River Saraswati as the mother and Indus as the western boundary of Aryavrat.
     
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  7. Manmohan Yadav

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    say what ??
     
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    Do you have any source to support your claim?

    So far close to the IVC nothing related to the present hinduism is found their.

    All i know is Vedic People or the MAjority of Pakistanis today were monotheist,More like the Abrahmic religion.even though they did lived close to the indians but were throughly differnet religion wise.since unlike ancient Indians.they only believed in one single God.

    EDIT:This is the reason majority for punjabis are either SIkh or muslim because they always were monotheist while the sindhi people are muslim by majority and minority as Hindu.

    Both Punjabi and SIndhi are the real composer of Rig veda aka the monotheist religion holybook and they still follow a monotheist religion
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The first invasion of Sindh by arabs took place in 712 AD. Please read the history of sindh and also the records of those arabs and you will realise how many temples they burnt down or broke down & looted and of which all gods and what they stated was the religion of the people of Sindh.
     
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    Arab retreated quickly Which means they doesnt destroyed everything related to hinduism in Sindh.Sindh and infact majority of Pakistan still has alot of buddhism including KPK has still alot of sites related to buddhism.

    The fact is that Most famous Hinduism avatar like of Hanuman,Krishna and related were never found under IVC

    hence associating IVC or Mehrgarh to modern Hinduism is more like a pipedream of Hinduism.

    Hinduism originated within South india and central India.The Land under Pakistan always was alien to Hinduism
     
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    Rig Veda has nothing but polytheism. Basically the same gods Hindus worship today. Durga, Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu etc.

    IVC's greatest god was Mother Goddess, basically Durga. Then came other gods, like Pashupathi.

    Mother Goddess or Durga.
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    Pashutpathi. One of the names of Lord Shiva.
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    Both images are from IVC years.
     
  12. Vyom

    Vyom Captain IDF NewBie

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    NO it was not. That brain Damage that "Pakistan Studies" has done to you is insurmountable.

    However, in a parallel universe, if you ever get to know the lies that your books in Pakistan teach you and the hatred they imbibe in you. Perhaps, then one day you will know that region to the East of the Hindukush Mountains and Punjab had a influence of Persian culture (not religion) NOT Abrahamnical religion and faith, it was primarily "Hindu".

    If you know Kanishka, of the Kushana Dyansty, who has an Indo-Persian origin ruled over the region including Inida. He was of Hindu(Sanatanah Dharma) faith then Converted to Buddhism. here is an extent of his empire. This is around 30–375 A.D.

    Kushana Empire : Kushan Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    And if you know about the Maurya empire Primarily again a "Hindu Empire"

    Here is the extent in 265 B.C. ,

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    About the confusion you have about Hinduism, I agree Hinduism can be a puzzle or even an enigma to the uninitiated. There are so many different beliefs, so many rituals and so many myths and legends, it can be hard to follow. I would recommend a book "Myth = Mithya: A Handbook Of Hindu Mythology" it is an attempt to shed light on this seeming tangle, to show the deeper meanings of the different stories. It explains about the Hindu Trinity and their Divine Consorts. It also goes into the puzzle of why Hindus believe in one Supreme Reality and yet claim the existence of 330 million Gods.

    Now if you can find a neutral observer and get yourself educated on it, it will be great... I am not asking you to take my word for it or the internet's word. But, go to a neutral observer neither a Muslim, nor a Hindu, nor a Christian(as you will not trust one), with good knowledge of History.. and get your claims cleared, Unless you think the only truth full people are born only in Pakistan.

    And the Arab invasion was an extensive effort over 4-5 centuries and with it also Islam came to the Indian Subcontinent, they left and today Islam in the subcontinent is a reminiscent of their invasion, clearly you are not well read. Try the British Library in London or any other library that is on neutral ground. Read history. Don't interpret history as it seems comfortable learn, unlearn and relearn. And also read about the demographics and religion from 1900 BC to 675 AD.
     
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