Monthly Archives: December 2009

Zarathushtis Without Borders – Dubai

 

Approximately 161 million people in this world are visually disabled or blind and
approximately 2 billion people need eyeglasses. Unfortunately, in developing countries, most of the people cannot afford proper eye care. This limits their vision, their ability to work and their quality of life. Your old eyeglasses can literally change a life.

Zarathushtis Without  Borders
 
For those packing their bags to attend the 9th World Zoroastrian Congress in Dubai, to be held from 28th December 2009 to 31st December 2009;
a reminder : — please bring used and useable eye-glasses which will be collected and shipped to third world countries for distribution at eye camps in 2010.
Be sure to attend the session on Operation Eyesight at the  world congress to share your ideas and opinions.
 
For those, who will not be travelling to Dubai, please look through your closets and desk drawers and if you have any eye-glasses to donate, see if you can send them through the 700 Zarathushti participants // who will be gathering in Dubai this month.
 
Contact: Khush Bodhan  kbodhan@gemsedi.com to join in giving the gift of sight to the underprivileged.
 
Volunteer opportunities to travel to eye-camps are available throughout the year.
No special training is required; just a good heart and a willingness to help.
Just last month, a successful camp was held in Mexico.
Details of upcoming eye-camps are at www.lionsinsight.org
 
 Behram Pastakia
Metropolitan Washington DC
12 December 2009

Mount Abu Praise for Parsees

Times of India
Mount Abu tale
A K Sharma4 December 2009, 10:37pm IST


Parsee thy name is charity! It sums up Parsees everywhere, Mount Abu being no exception.

Right from Motabhai Bhikhabhai Contractor in 1856, when he came from Deesa, Gujarat, to build most of present day Abu Road and Mount Abu if not all, to contemporary contractors, extending excellence in basic education, all have made Mount Abu better than they found it.

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