We in the Sindhi Nation, celebrate several events, rejoice in birthdays of great personalities and pay handsome tributes to those who have enriched our lives, culture and heritage across countless centuries since the formation of Bharat Varsha.
Yet one major personality whom our people often forget is Bharat who was the Karkarta (Elected Supreme Chief) of Sindhu Hindu Clan in 5000 BC. It was in Bharat's honour, that the Indian sub-continent was named as BHARAT VARSHA (long after Bharat had retired as a hermit at the age of 60, in accordance with age-old custom).
While much had remained hidden in the graveyard of history for these long centuries, Bhagwan S. Gidwani has, with enormous research, brought to light in his book, Return of the Aryans, the story of Bharat and his life and times. As this masterly book shows, it was Bharat, in whose honour the Indian sub-continent was named as BHARAT VARSHA (long after Bharat had retired as a hermit at the age of 60, in accordance with age-old custom). Gidwani's book brings out the extraordinary and unmatched achievements of this great Sindhi.
Also, as Gidwani shows, it was Karkarta Bharat who had composed in 5085 BC, the SONG OF THE SINDHU HINDU to explain: WHO IS A HINDU? - His Identity, his Duty, and his Mission .
This great Song celebrates the principle of ancient Indian culture of all inclusiveness, excluding none from God's grace whatever their faith. Clearly it says, God's gracious purpose includes all human beings and all Creation, for God is the Creator and God is the Creation, that all are blessed and whatever God you choose he is that God and Dharma, righteousness or good conduct is His will. The Song stresses need for continuing search of truth and knowledge, for we can not be hostage to dogma or custom or present learning, but must strive to enlarge the heritage of mankind, for ours is a growing tradition and not a fixed Revelation. To the present day Indian, whatever his spiritual beliefs, conception of the Divine and his Cosmos, afflicted by misconceived ideas of pacifism and non-violence, the song's message is clear. That he must remain strong and united for he must know that not an external outside force can ever crush him, except when he is divided and betrays his own.
By recalling and singing this Song, we pay respectful homage to the sacred earth of Sindh, which nurtured this breathtakingly advanced civilization of Sindhu-Saraswati. It is the common inheritance and the priceless treasure of both India and Pakistan . - in fact, the whole world.
This scroll is to celebrate the Song of the Sindhu Hindu and to salute its Composer Karkarta Bharat a gallant warrior, great nation-builder, statesman, poet, philosopher, and one who firmly believed in the humane ideals of Sanatan Dharma, particularly his recognition of spiritual nature of man wherever he is from and acceptance of every culture as an expression of eternal values.
Many of you, hopefully, will share my joy in celebrating Song of the Sindhu Hindu and re-affirming our faith in the values that its Composer Bharat put forth for harmony, tolerance, national integration, individual freedom and human rights.