Monthly Archives: March 2011

7th Zoroastrian Unity Cup Soccer Tournament

Dear Friends,

It’s that time of year again! The Zoroastrian Sports Committee (ZSC) invites you to join us for the 7th Zoroastrian Unity Cup Soccer Tournament,  scheduled for this Labor Day weekend in beautiful Southern California. Get your teams ready, get your fans hyped up and join us for a weekend of soccer, friends, and as always, more lasting memories.
What: 7th Zoroastrian Unity Cup Soccer Tournament
When: September 3 – 4, 2011
Where: Redondo Beach, Sunny Southern California
Mark your calendars, spread the word and watch out for applications, available soon on We’ll send you an update when applications are online.
We hope to see you soon and thank you for your continued support!
Zoroastrian Sports Committee

Old People’s Home

Dr. Dossibai & Jehangir Ratanshaw Dadachoy Charity Trust is a well established Parsi charitable trust. They run the old peoples home which is located in the Masina Hospital compound, Byculla for aged Parsi men and women.

I have an aunt who is staying there for the past few months and from our experience it is an excellent facility for our older Parsi folks. The home is clean, the food is very good and the inmates are well looked after. However like most such institutions they are in urgent need of funds as their building is old and needs repairs as well as for general upkeep and maintenance.

This is an appeal to all trusts and individuals who can provide some financial assistance especially since there are very few such institutions left in Mumbai for the elders of our community.

The contact details are as follows:

Dr. Dossibai & Jehangir Ratanshaw Dadachoy Charity Trust

Dr. Masina Hospital Compound

Sant Savta Marg


Mumbai 400027

Tel: 23721895

They are registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 No. C-1122 (Bom.)

Please feel free to contact me ( or the trust directly if you need any further information.

Thank you.

Ushta Ve,
Hemin Bharucha

1290th birthday of Iranshah

Gujarat’s Parsi community gear up to celebrate 1290th birthday of Iranshah

The high priests ofthe Parsi community and eminent Parsis showered lavish praises on the state government and assured that the community was and will always remain a proud part of Gujarat.

A large number of eminent Parsis descended on Gandhinagar on Wednesday to take part in a function. The High Priest of Iranshah Atash Behram in Udvada, Dastur Khurshed K Dastur, the second high priest Dr Peshotan Mirza, Shapoorji Pallonji CEO Kekoo Colah, Behram Mehta of Aava, high priests from Surat, Mumbai and Vadodara, President of Parsi Panchayat, Surat, were among the prominent Parsis present on the occasion.

The Parsi community leaders have invited CM Narendra Modi for the 1290th birthday celebration of Iranshah, scheduled to take place in Udvada on April 24, which the CM gladly accepted.

Click Here for the full report in DNA

UN Decade of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue

Coalition for the “Initiative for a UN Decade of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Understanding and Cooperation for Peace”
Dear all,

I returned home last night after a very successful 3 day meeting of the Coalition. I will include a detailed report of the meeting as an attachment to my Interfaith Activities Committee Report. Meanwhile, let me share some good news.

This year FEZANA has been nominated to the Steering Committee of the Coalition. I have accepted FEZANA’s nomination and represented FEZANA at the first meeting of the new Steering Committee yesterday afternoon.

Best wishes,


Pherozeshah Mehta

Sir Pherozeshah Mehta portrait at Indian Parli...

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Sir Pherozeshah Mehta, KCIE (August 4, 1845 – November 5, 1915) was an Parsi Indian political leader, activist, and a leading lawyer, who was knighted by then British Government in India for his service to the law. His political ideology was, as was the case with most of the Indian leaders of his time, moderate and was hence not directly opposed to the crown’s sovereignty but only demanded more autonomy for Indians to self-rule.

He became the Municipal commissioner of Bombay Municipality in 1873 and its President four times – 1884, 1885, 1905 and 1911.[1]

He was chosen the president of Indian National Congress in 1890.

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