Monthly Archives: January 2009

Gala W.Z.O. Awards Evening


Gala W.Z.O. (India) Awards Evening with a variety Entertainment Programme on Friday 6th. February 2009 at Albless Baug, New Charni Road, Mumbai,  from 5.45 p.m.onwards.

WZO India will felicitate several Zoroastrians who have achieved something significant in their lives and / or contributed in some measure to the welfare of the Zoroastrian community.

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Zarathushtis in New York raise funds for Cancer Care


REVLON RUN/WALK EVENT — Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

– Categories: Events, News, Special Announcements, ZAGNY
The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York will once again participate in the 12th Annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women in the fight to help eradicate women’s cancers.  Over the past several years, with the participation of ZAGNY members, their families and friends, we have raised thousands of dollars for this very worthy cause. Once again, we will be participating as a “TEAM” for this event. Our ZAGNY team No. 1109 has been activated and you can go ahead and register yourself.
To register, please log onto and click Register – Register online, on the tool bar to the left of the page. Please fill out the form, step by step and as you get to the bottom of the page, make sure you enter our team=2 0no. 1109 to ensure that you are registered under our ZAGNY team. Our team name is Zoroastrian Association of Greater NY. The Registration fee is $30 which includes your registration fee, a t-shirt, and a gift bag.
If you have any questions, please call team captain
Sheroo Kanga at 609-448-0192 or email at
We hope to see many of you there. Let us raise even more funds this year for this very worthy cause. Join us and walk amongst thousands united by the power of the human spirit.


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

Nou Rouz – 2009

“The coming of the season at the proper time of the solar year.”

Avesta ‘Haptan Yasht’ (Ha-3)


Every year the vernal equinox is considered as the beginning of the New Year (Saal- E-Nou). In ancient Iran when the equinox coincided with the sun rise in their kingdom they celebrated it as the NEW DAY (Nou Rouz). It is a rare phenomenon and was the event of the generation.


Now that we are spread all over the globe we can celebrate the New Day (Nou Rouz) when it occurs in our part of the globe and demonstrate the scientific knowledge of our ancestors who lived thousands of years before Galileo.


On March 20, 2009 the Vernal Equinox will coincide with the Sun Rise at about 85.2 degrees longitude which happens to pass through the eastern part of North America.


The only other year in this generation that this phenomenon will repeat in North America is 2013 after which it will move into the Atlantic Ocean for a long time. So let’s take advantage of this historic opportunity. 


Fariborz Rahnamoon also informs us that this is the event of a life time. It takes approx. 72 years to repeat in about the same proximity. If we miss it, its history.
In 2028 and 2032 Nou Rouz will happen in Iran.


Continue reading at  program_nou-rouz_2009