8th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2010
Indian Govt plans to woo Overseas Indians to be partners in economic growth
Assurances for protecting investment and private property will be given
By: ASHOK B SHARMA on: Wed 23 of Dec, 2009 13:34 UTC
New Delhi, Dec 23 : At the beginning of the year 2010, the Indian government has planned to woo its diaspora spread across to globe into the mainstream of its emerging economy. A three-day redesigned gala event – 8th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas – is being organised by the Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs in partnership with the Delhi government and the Confederation of Indian Industry from January 7.
8th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2010
How Parsis Promote New Businesses.
At a glittering Awards Night held on Sunday 20th December, 18 Parsi about to become businessmen were felicitated and of which, six were awarded with cash prizes. The cash would come handy for them. The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce – India whose Mission is to encourage Entrepreneurship recently conducted its first all-India Business Plan Contest. Applications were invited from Parsi / Irani who wished to start to start their own business. After an initial response of 40 entries, training and coaching in writing a business plan, and presenting it to group of investors was provided. Many went through it for the first time in their life and so had lot to gain from it. 18 finalists were shortlisted, who presented their Business Plans to a group of Investors. Nearly 25 investors, many of whom are experienced professionals and businessmen, evinced keen interest to invest in the several proposed ventures. Several Parsi professionals in areas of HR, Legal, Finance offered free services for web hosting, company registration and finding right people. Cyrus Bagwadia, ex-M.D. and CEO of Essel Propack who conceived and led the program said “The Contest intended to encourage those with business ideas to develop their Business Plans in a professional way and be able to interact directly with Investors for funding of their projects. There are angel group funds in India, but none offers the kind of coaching and mentoring that we did. Also, this is the first one in India which is promoted and run by a community. The whole program took 6 months but the results and outcome are terrific.” All youngsters were unanimous to say that it was a great learning experience and are much more confident now than ever before. Parsis are known to be entrepreneurial and have been worried about the recent trend in drop of new companies being registered by community members. So they came up with this very innovative method. Dr. J. J. Irani was the Chief Guest for the function and he gave away the prizes.
ECRL – Religions for peace – Interreligious council launched in Belgium.htm
Contributed by Jehangir Sarosh.
Dear Fellow Zarathushties
Two days ago I returned from Brussels, full of joy. In 2007, My colleague and I went and met each religious leader personally to ask them to meet and consider forming a council so that we can change the world TOGETHER.
Working together for the common good is seen as the most important way for the well being of Ahura Mazda’s creation, it is for this reason the King sent his representative, Princes Mathilde, the Vice-president was present herself and the Prime minister sent his representative, and Mr Jos Chambert was there from the European Union.
A month before that, we inaugurated the Interreligious Council of Albania (IRCA) and the President of Albania was himself present there and officially inaugurated the IRCA.
I write this in the hope that it will convince my Zarathushti sisters and brothers the importance of working together and to be involved in the building of an international Network of Zarathushties.
Faith Based Regeneration Network and the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe
partner in celebrating Interfaith Week in England on 18 November 2009.
Faith Based Regeneration Network UK
Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe
warmly invite you to contribute in the discussions on
why faith communities undertake to perform charity and
what impact it has on the local and national landscape.
Zoroastrian Centre for Europe,
440 Alexandra Avenue, Harrow HA2 9TL
Diagonally opposite Rayners Lane London Underground station
Wednesday 18th November 2009 from 1.30 pm to 5.30pm
(light refreshments will be served throughout)
All are welcome
Details in flyer attached. ZTFE FbRN_National Inter Week_18th November 09_Detailed_Programme
Courtesy : Behram Pastakia
The Bangalore Zoroastrian comminity having relatives and friends in all corners of the world, would like to reach out to them with little snippets of the happenings in and around Bangalore. Come share in our joys of being one big zoroastrian family.
HI FRIENDS HAVE CREATED A NEW SITE TO POST THE BZA BUZZ WHICH THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF THE BANGALORE ZOROASTRIANS OF WHICH I AM THE EDITOR. DO CHECK IT OUT…IT HAS LOTS OF OTHER PHOTOS TOO.
UNESCO PAZOR’s exhibition & festival…… ROSHAN: A Journey of the Parsi Zoroastrians
I attach below mail from Dr. Shernaz Cama, Director of UNESCO’s sponsored PAZOR Foundation in New Delhi, regarding the proposed Zoroastrian Exhibition & Festival scheduled for early 2011.
Shernaz’s draft proposal for the event is attached, Draft Proposal for Exhibition on the Parsi Zoroastrians
I urge you to please read it and should you have any comments or inputs, she will be delighted to hear from you. Dr.Cama states, “it is a huge endeavor and I request the support of every member of our community across the Globe”. “The more ideas we gather, the better it is and finally it is meant as a participative exposition on, by and for the community”.
I am sure many of you will have some important comments & inputs to offer towards making the event a big success.
I shall also be greatly obliged if you’d pass this request on to others whom you know who would be in a position to help.
Dear Friends and Members,
I have pleasure in attaching the annual report for Relgions for Peace (UK).
With love and peace,
Secretary, Religions for Peace (UK)
Tel 07768 105387
Click here for the report ..Religions for Peace (UK) 2008-9 Annual Report
Courtesy : Jehangir Sarosh