Schemes & Resources
Sindhi Language Authority has approved many schemes for the promotion, development and teaching of Sindhi Language. These are being carried out with the financial support of the Government of Sindh in a phased manner. The publication scheme contains books including Dictionaries, research work on Sindhi language, general knowledge, letter writing and books of public interest. In addition to this an scheme of producing CD for teaching Sindhi through English medium is under process of preparation.
Important schemes for holding 3 days international seminar on “ Indus Valley Civilization”, "Publication of Encyclopedia Sindhiana" gallery of prominent personalities of Sindh will be implemented upon shortly. There is a scheme to establish the Indus Script Museum. Major source of funding for Sindhi Language Authority is annual grant-in-aid from Government of Sindh.The Govt. of Sindh has approved ADP Scheme for Language Development Schemes and has also provided funds for implementation thereon. Besides, markup on endowment fund, donations, grants, gifts and income from sale of books are other sources of income. Special emphasis is being laid to find out other sources so as to generate funds.
Qaleech Kitab Ghar :
This book shop was inaugurated by the Finance Minister, Govt. of Sindh, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, on August 29, 2002. This centre has books of major publishing institutions of the country like:
Culture and Tourism Department, Government of Sindh, Karachi.
Sindhi Language Authority, Hyderabad.
Sindhica Academy, Karachi.
Institute of Sindhology, Jamshoro.
Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad.
Pakistan Study Centre, Sindh Univeristy,Jamshoro
Nao Niapo Publications, Karachi.
Sindhi Sahat Ghar, Hyderabad.
Nari Publication, Hyderabad.
Sindhi Adabi Academy, Hyderabad.
Sindhi Adabi Board, Jamshoro.
Mehran Academy, Shikarpur.
New Fields Publication, Hyderabad.
Muktaqara Qaumi Zaban (National Language Authority), Islamabad.
Marvi Academy, Sakrand.
Sindh National Academy Trust, Hyderabad.
Karachi University Publication, Karachi.
G M Syed Academy, Hyderabad.
Sindh Education Trust, Hyderabad.
Manchar Publication, Dadu
Shaikh Ayaz Foundation, Hyderabad.
Sindh Tahqiqi Board, Hyderabad.
Dharti Group of Publication, Karachi.
Sarwan Publication, Hyderabad.
Kanwal Publication, Kumber.
Habibullah Siddiqui Academy, Jamshoro.
Mehran Publication, Karachi.
Indus Publishers, Karachi.
Pakistan Publishing Network, Karachi.
Besides, general books on different subjects published by different organizations and individuals are also available. In addition CD's and many Sindhi cassettes of popular folk artists are available for sale.
Dr. N.A Baloch Hall
A beautiful hall is the centre of activities of the Authority and other social and literary organizations. The hall measuring 150'x90' sft is beautifully decorated with colourful panels of Hala tiles, depicting evolution of Sindhi language, Indus script and motifs from Mohen-jo-daro. This hall draws tremendous attraction for the visitors wherein a huge wall Mural of the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai on Hala tile pattern has been affixed.
This hall is dedicated to Dr Nabi Baksh Khan Baloch, in recognition of his meritorious literary and educational services. It is rented out to literary institutions, government and non government organizations, for their literary, social and cultural activities. There is special concession for specific activities and institutions, promoting language, literature and culture.