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Hello my name is Homai Khanna(Irani). I would like to help some zoroastrian student or family who is going thru some hardship. I have been living in States for last 44 years. I graduated from Sir JJ Girls’ High School in 1966 or 67. At that time my principle was Ms. Bamji. As our father had passed away and my mother a widow with nothing so Bombay Parsi Panchayat and Sir J J girls high school helped my whole family quite a lot. All my siblings are all proud graduates of high school atleast and myself and my 3 brothers further graduated from College also. I would like to help someone in need just as I was helped.
Please respond as soon as possible with a contact name or an e-mail address.
It’s great to read such true stories of Parsi charity still at work – where it is most needed!
Nagpur, Jan 16 (IANS) As debt-ridden farmers continue to kill themselves in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region due to “government apathy”, a Parsi couple from Mumbai has provided a healing touch to around 25 widows and their children in bringing their broken lives back on track.
Cyrus Guzder, 76, and wife Lyla, 70, have spent over Rs.10 lakh so far on providing educational support to the children, helping widows set up small enterprises and enabling them to live a dignified life.
Courtesy : Shirin J Mistry
This is just for information.
The state committee including officials from the health and sales tax departments and charity commissioners’ office scouted 49 city hospitals to check if they were adhering to the rules under the Bombay Public Trust (BPT) Act and norms of the Indigent Patient Fund (IPF) for poor patients. The committee, divided in 53 teams, found that 80% of the hospitals were violating provisions in both the cases.
Wadia Hospital ( govt hospital), Bombay Hospital and Cumbala Hill Hospital had less than 20% of the beds reserved for poor patients under the BPT Act.
Only Parsi General Hospital had more than 20% of the beds reserved for poor patients.
Ten hospitals had only made arrangements for poor patients.
As per the IPF, charitable hospitals have to transfer 2% of the total bill amount for the fund. Nine hospitals have not opened an IPF account including Bombay hospital, Hinduja hospital and Lilavati hospital. A few hospitals did not open the accounts but maintained registers.
Its time Parsis starting donating to their own assets that actually work rather than miracle men, babas, candles. Its time to give back to the agiaries, the parsi charities and our own. The hospital can improve if people use its services, the staff is very helpfull and the charity it is doing is magnificent
Pass this on to other zoroastrians as a proud zoroastrian.
Courtesy : Zaver Bomabehram
ATTENTION FAMILY & FRIENDS
[There is an urgent need for a liver donor in INDIA. The liver should be of someone with an O + (O Positive) blood group. Please message me if anyone knows anyone willing to donate. Just want to clarify that a live donor is needed whose blood group is O positive. A piece of the liver will be taken from a healthy donor and transplanted into the patient. The liver will have the ability to regenerate itself and will grow back to its normal size in both the donor and the patient. For a caderver liver the wait time is many years.
Please share this in any way possible and maybe we can get some help in time. Thank you!]
This is for the father of a close friend from Karachi and although the call for help is by no means confined to the Parsi community, I thought it might be a good place to start. Do let me know if you know of anyone who is willing to help and please spread the word as far and wide as possible. Feel free to add your name to the contact list.
Anyone with information or willing to donate, please contact:
+64 431 120 973
DEAR ZOROASTRIAN BRETHREN:
Season’s Greetings and wishing you and your Family a Very Happy and Prosperous Jamshedi Navroze.
We are once again approaching all Zoroastrian Brethren for donation towards the ‘FOOD SCHEME” which we run for old and poor Members of our Community.
We are fortunate enough to get good donations in the past which has helped us run the above Facility for deserving Zoroastrians for last many years.
The FOOD SCHEME is run by MANCHERJI EDALJI JOSHI MEMORIAL TRUST to feed the Old and Poor Infirms of our community,which not only supervises cooking of food, but also delivery of the same to the community Members are done through Dabbawalas.
There are many old and Infirms neglected by the Society, some of them by their own children and Family and are fighting for their survival, who need your attention. Most of them are frail, weak and bed ridden and do not have even strength to go to the roadside food stall and depend on their neighbours to bring some food for them to survive.
In this world, very often, the efforts of an individual are not significant enough to make a difference. But collectively, it is possible for a group to do much more than the sum of the individual parts.
We all fortunate Zoroastrians have to ensure that the food scheme continues to operate feeding these deserving members of our community.
Thanks to the munificence and largesse of benevolent individuals and donors we are able to tend to their daily meals. But the demand is much in excess of the Funds generated and hence this appeal. Your generous contribution will help us in reaching out to our poor brethren.
We are a Public Registered Trust registered with the Charity Commissioner under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Amongst our Charitable activities is the Food Scheme where the Trust undertakes to feed the old infirm / handicapped and under privileged of our community. This scheme was started as you are aware in January 2003. Your generous donation will enable us to continue to feed the poor and to reach out to a larger section of these not so fortunate within our Community.
When we first started we were supplying meals to ten persons, two meals a day. Today this service is extended to 117 persons in all. As word gets around, more applicants approach us or are referred to us and only after thorough inquiries are the same added to our list of beneficiaries.
Donations over the years have increased due to the foresight of our initial donors who have put the Scheme on the net and also by word of mouth as more people get to hear about this scheme. You will however appreciate that funds are necessary to run this scheme effectively and hence our yearly appeal to you.
The enclosed chart will give you a detailed and latest break up for the Food Scheme, its beneficiaries, their categories and approximate expenditure involved in feeding them.
Our accounts are duly audited and filed with Charity Commissioner and every donor small or big is immediately issued a receipt. Donations of Rs. 5000/- and more are also sent the break up of Food Scheme so that they know how exactly their donation is being utilized.
On behalf of the Trust, I once again appeal to you for your generous support to our Food Scheme.
Your donations can be made by cheque in favour of “MANCHERJI EDALJI JOSHI MEMORIAL TRUST”.
Your Donations can be sent to:
|Mrs Mithoo Jesia
797 Jam E Jamshed Rd
Parsi Colony, Dadar (E).
Mumbai 400 014
Ph : 2414 9571
|Mrs. Tina Patel
623, Lady Jehangir Rd
Parsi Colony, Dadar (E).
Mumbai 400 014
Ph : 2415 1354
|Mr H N Daruwalla
2/689, Dinshaw Master Rd
Parsi Colony, Dadar (E).
Mumbai 400 014
Ph : 2411 2330
Kindly give widest possible publicity to this note, by forwarding the same to your family members and Zoroastrian friends to get maximum support to this noble cause.
Hoping to receive favourable response from you,
With Kind Regards
Homi N Daruwalla
LIST OF BENEFICIARIES & ESTIMATE OF YEARLY EXPENSES OF THE FOOD SCHEME (AS AT 31.1.2013)
|DESCRIPTION OF RECIPIENTS||
NO. OF RECIPIENTS
ANNUAL EXPENDITURE IN RUPEES
|Old and infirm and poor Zoroastrians who have no one to turn to||
|Students (sons of Chasniwaala’s studying in Bombay Colleges) staying at the Manekji Seth Agiary Hostel||
|Poor Parsi children of J.B. Vachha School of Parsi Girls (Dadar)||
|Khandias, Nassesalars and Bungli Staff at Doongerwadi (Breakfast only)||
20 to 25 (depending on daily attendance)
|Food grains and provisions (these are given to recipients who are able to cook for their families but are in low income group)||
APPROXIMATE TOTAL EXPENDITURE PER YEAR AS ON 31.1.2013 = Rs. 22,22,671/-
Due to inflation the caterers have now increased their rates per meals. As of 31st Jan 2013, the cost of feeding one person per month approx. comes to Rs. 3000/- depending on the category in which they fall and the caterer providing the meals.
Established on July 16 1956, The Muncherjee Nowrojee Banajee Industrial Home for the Blind (MNB) is a monument to the munificence of late Serenbai Banajee who gave this bungalow for use and occupation in memory of her father to start a residential industrial and vocational training centre for visually-challenged men. Thus the Muncherjee Nowrojee Banajee Industrial Home for the Blind was registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.
Vocational Training For Blind Men – (1956)
The first initiative of this institution, it was targeted at men between the ages of 18 and 45 years. The Weaving and Handloom Section helps them produce quality floor swabs and other fabrics for household articles. There is also a tailoring section and a section that makes clothes hangers, paper plates, candles and cane furniture.
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