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The WZCCI is honouring Mr. Minoo R. Shroff for his valuable and outstanding services to the Parsi community as a Trustee of the BPP and its Chairman for the last several years. The function is on Friday, 7th November 2008, commencing 5.45 p.m. on the lawns of Khushru Baug, Colaba, Mumbai.
On behalf of The International Board Members of WZCCI I take pleasure in inviting you, along with your spouse, relatives and friends to the function. Refreshments will be served to guests between 5.45 and 6.15 p.m.
Mr. Minoo Shroff, as you know, is also the Founder President of WZCCI and President of the Forum of Free Enterprise. He has been, at one time or another, connected with or led several other prominent organizations.
Mr. Vijaypath Singhania, Chairman Emeritus of Raymonds, and Mr. Pallonji Mistry, Chairman, Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry, are the honoured guests who will felicitate Mr. Minoo Shroff and address the guests.
Hopefully, Members, by their presence on this occasion will contribute to making this function a memorable event. Please do come before 6.00 p.m.
Thanks and regards,
The ninth king of the Sassanid Empire, Shapour II, chose the city as his capital and built the world’s oldest known medical center, which also included a university and a library with an estimated 400,000 books.
Courtesy : K.F.Keravala
Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Chicago
the Arbab Rustom Guiv Darbe Mehr, Burr Ridge, IL,
November 21 – 24, 2008
Friday, November 21st, 7 pm: Welcome dinner for presenters and out-of-town guests.
Saturday November 22nd, 10 am – 6 pm: Zoroastrianism-101: “The Homeland, Life and Times of Zarathushtra,” presented by ZAC community members.
We are delighted that many members of our Next Generation will be joining our elders in making these presentations.
Topics will cover:-
The Creation Story
– Review of the Date of Zarathushtra by Naheed Vatcha
– Review of the Birthplace of Zarathushtra by Burjis Sidhwa and Persis Damkevala
– Life of Zarathushtra and His Early Ministry by Tushad and Zenia Mehta
– The Avestan Language-Origins and Development
by Rohinton Rivetna and Cyrus Rivetna
– Bringing up a Zoroastrian Child in North America
by Rashna Balsara
Sunday, November 23rd, 9 am – 6 pm:
Among the presenters will be:
Shahin Bekhradnia (Oxford)
– Zoroastrians in Tajikistan
Keki R. Bhote (Chicago)
– The Great Unknown Zoroastrian Civilizations in Central Asia
Dastur Dr. Kersey H. Antia (High Priest of Chicago)
– Zoroastrian and pre-Zoroastrian Iranians in Georgia,
Trans-Caucasia and Europe
Prof. Jesse S. Palsetia (University of Guelph, Canada)
: Parsi-British Relations in India Revealed
On Sunday, Ms. Bekhradnia and Mr. Vajifdar will also conduct an interactive workshop on: Zoroastrianism in North America; Zoroastrians in Central Asia; and Recognition for Dadabhai Naoroji.
Monday November 24th, 9 am – 12 noon: Roundtable Dialogue with scholars and interested community members.
All community members, students and scholars are invited and encouraged to participate, to support scholarship and religious education, at the academic as well as community level.
We are grateful to WZO for their support of this Conference, and for sponsoring two speakers from the UK.
Cost. $10 per day for paid members of ZAC and $15 per day for non-members, for Saturday (including Lunch and Tea) and Sunday (including Breakfast, Lunch and Tea).
There is no charge for Monday.
Please RSVP by November 16 to Roshan Rivetna (RRRivetna@aol.com, 630-325 5383).
[Persons/Associations interested in the mission and vision of the Society of Scholars of Zoroastrianism, are invited to host future Conferences in their areas. SSZ shall provide assistance as needed].
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Courtesy : Behram Pastakia
• MEATBALLS IN CHUTNEY SAUCE
• BARBEQUE CHICKEN WITH EGGPLAN PICKLE MARINADE
• TANDOORI CHICKEN (GRILLED/BBQ CHICKEN)
Courtesy : www.bombaybrand.com
An Extract from the Parsi Pukar Vol. 11/4 – Apr.-May.-Jun. 2007
Our Small Prayer: “Yatha Ahoo Vairyo,” Also Called “Ahoonvar”.
Its Meaning, Message And The Thoughts Associated With Each Line.
What is ‘Nask’?
Who is “Ratu”?
What Is The Beginning And The Aim Of Ahura’s Creation And Cosmos?
The Cloud of Confusion
Where is the authenticity?
The Path of Truth
How does the creation go back to Ahura?
Devotional address of Yatha Ahoo Vairyo
Read on by clicking here : yatha-ahoo-vairyo-our-small-prayer
Courtesy : Neville Joshi
EXPLANATION AND MEANING OF ASHEM VOHU
THE PRAYER – THOUGHT IN ASHEM VOHU
Read on by clicking here : ashem-vohu-our-shortest-prayer
For more information, readers should definitely have a look at the link given below. This is a very informative article.
Courtesy : Neville Joshi
A message dated July 28, 2008 was sent to you requesting Proposals for holding the next World Zoroastrian Congress, subsequent to the Congress to be held in Dubai in December, 2009. Attached to that message were the ” World Zoroastrian Congress Guidelines and Selection Process for Host/Venue and a Request for Proposal (RFP).” World Congresses are held once every 4 to 5 years.
Please note that proposals for the next Congress following the Dubai Congress are due by November 30, 2008. Proposals that are received by November 30, 2008 shall be evaluated by a Committee.
Attached to this post is a list of 14 criteria against which the Proposals will be evaluated. We are forwarding this list of criteria to you to ensure that your proposal includes all of the information relative to each criteria, so that all proposals are evaluated in a uniform manner with objectivity. Your indulgence is requested to conform and will be greatly appreciated.
With our best regards,
Attachment : world-congress-selection-criteria-list_25oct2008