Sayad Hashmi reference library (SHRL) observed second martyrdom anniversary of renowned Baloch intellectual Shaheed Professor Saba Dashtyari. To present tribute, SHRL organized a great program entitled “Saba Dashtyari: life and Balochi language” in Siddique Methag Malir, Karachi on first June 2013. The program was divided into 3 main parts Seminar, Stage Drama and Poetry. Moreover, SHRL presented “Professor Saba Dashtyari memorial shield” to renowned Baloch intellectual and poet Allah Bashk Buzdar and Professor Dr. Mutahir Ahmed of Karachi University in acknowledgment of their services to Balochi language and literature. It’s appropriate to mention here that, SHRL presents the said shield to an activist of said field every year. Unfortunately, previous year due to some unavoidable circumstances SHRL could not present the said award; this is why this year SHRL presented two shields. After that, Allah Bashk Buzdar, A. R Dad, Professor Dr. Mutahir Ahmed and Ghulam Rasool Kalmati read paper on “Saba Dashtyari: life and Balochi language”.
In later part of the program a stage drama entitled “Zameen” (mother land) was presented by Sayad Hashmi Theatre Committee, audience standup applause to appreciate artists and writer director on their outstanding performance in stage drama “Zameen”.
The last part of program was comprised of poetry program, where prominent Baloch poets Basheer Bedar, Ishaq Khamossh, A. R Dad, Ahmed Iqbal Baloch, Waheed Aamir, Majeed Aajiz, Abdul Khalique and other young poets read their poetry.
The special beauty of this event was participation of good number for female participants and their contribution in poetry section. The whole event were on online through live streams watch by number of international viewers and passes comments of appreciations.