Holiday Program for Youth (HPY)

When Dr. Mehroo Bengalee, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, and former Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, came up with the concept
of H.P.Y., the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) came up with the backing. And about 60 kids came up with the participation.. And stayed on, through 2 weeks of half-days filled with career talks and a few sports.

A modest start, but a start, nonetheless.

Within the next year, the duration had extended to 3 weeks and the numbers upto 80. But it was truly in 1989 that things got rolling. The programme reached its present status of 4 weeks. And the numbers had swelled to 120. With the heartening aspect being the larger number of outstation participants.

1989 was also for H.P.Y. a momentous year. It was then that Diana Marfatia (“Dee”) took over as the Co-ordinator of the programme from Dr. Khetayun Madon, who had efficiently nursed it in its baby years. And as we entered the ’90’s, a whole new look was taken on……. More

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