Moti Prakash - Famous Sindhi Writer-Poet- Educationist
This is though a hard to digest, but unfortunately is
truth that in India Sindhis didn't have a separate state
alike the most other community holding a major share
towards the G. D. P. of country but still on the bases
of very strong cultural, social, economical and
political heritage Sindhis have, Sindhu community has a
song which holds status equivalent to national anthem of
a country and recognized as the must sung song in any
social gathering of Sindhis. The song goes like
"Aandhi mein Jot Jagain Wara Sindhi Ain
Khak Khe Sonu Banain Wara Sindhi" [Sindhi is
one who dare to initiate flame even in storms and have
skills and abilities to turn dust into Gold].
The song is considered as one of the great and most
popular creation of famous Sindhi writer & poet Dr. Moti
Prakash [ presently working with Indian Institute of
Sindhology ] but to me this is much more than a literary
creation as this is what Dr. Moti Prakash has experience
and was able to generated after migrating to India in
1947 at the young age of just 16 years with other family
members, this was highly painful for him to see younger
brothers working for continuation of education.
economic struggle has inspired and generated a fire for
doing something significant towards the education of
Sindhi community. In 1951, he passed S. S. C Examination
from S. S. C Board, Poona and immediately after that
started is professional career as the teacher with Sindh
Cosmopolitan High School, Chembur, Mumbai and kept
continue his studies.
He was such a dedicated person
that within short span of just three years he was
offered a job at K. J. Khilnani Group of Schools, where
he worked till February 1977. After working for 14 years
as the teacher, in the year 1968 Dr. Moti Prakash was
appointed as the Principal of K. J. Khilnani High School Dadar, Mumbai.
Sindhis in the Gulf countries have started Indian High
School, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary
Education, New Delhi, and looking for the safe hands for
the growth and care of the institution. Their search
ended with Dr. Moti Prakash, who joined the institution
in February 1977 as the principal and was promoted to
the post of Rector of the Institution in the year 2000.
After retiring in April 2002 Dr. Moti Prakash returned
back to homeland and become associated with Indian
Institute of Sindhology and S. H. N. Academy, Adipur as
a Member of their Boards & Trusty. During his long
illustrated educational career this genus sindhi
educationist hold various key positions in various
organization other than his school. Some of
significant posts held by him are
Secretary & Vice Chairman of Sindhi Sahit Mandal, Mumbai
Founder Secretary of Sindhu Kala Mandir, Mumbai
Founder Secretary of Sindhu Kala Niketan, Mumbai
Secretary of Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli and Sahitya Sabha
Member, Advisory Committee for Promotion of Standard
Literature in Sindhi. (Ministry of Education, Government
of India, 1975)
Member, Maharashtra State Bureau of Text Book Production
and Curriculum Research, Pune. (Production of Text Books
– Class I to IX)
Founder, Council of CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf
: (Secretary 1990-92), Chairman (1992-93)
Convener, Sindhi Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi
Dr. Moti Prakash's
work As Writer & poet
'Aau Ta Choryoon Chung' (Let us play the fiddle), Poems,
'Andhero Ujalo' (Light & darkness), Novel, 1963.
'Gulran Ja Geet' (Songs for budding kids), Children's
Chininga Vich Choley' (Sparks in my lap), Poems 1983.
'Dithe Deenhan Thyam' (Have not seen you for a long),
Character Sketches’ 1986.
'Se Sabh Sandhyum Saah Seen' (All are hidden in my
heart), Travelogue, 1987.
Dr. Moti Prakash was also associated with All India
Radio (from 1956 to 1977) and has produced more than 200
plays. He also wrote a few sindhi Drama like "Anja Ta
Maan Nandhri Ahyan" (l am still a small kid)  and
"Raat Hik Toofan Ji "' (Stormy night) . Among the
various literary awards of Dr. Moti Prakash, award for
children literature in 1975 By NCERT, Ministry of
Education, Govt. of India for his book "Gulran Ja Geet"
and award given in the year 1989 by Sahitya Akademi,
Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India for his book "Se Sabh
Sandhyum Saah Seen" are quite close to his own heart.
Dr. Moti Prakash is also recipient of Prof. Ram Panjwani
Literary Award (1989) , Priyadarshni Literary Award
(2004), Sahyog Foundation Award (2000), Uttam Award
(2008) and Gaurav Puraskar awarded by the Government of