A Parsi couple’s healing touch to Vidarbha’s farmers
It’s great to read such true stories of Parsi charity still at work – where it is most needed!
Nagpur, Jan 16 (IANS) As debt-ridden farmers continue to kill themselves in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region due to “government apathy”, a Parsi couple from Mumbai has provided a healing touch to around 25 widows and their children in bringing their broken lives back on track.
Cyrus Guzder, 76, and wife Lyla, 70, have spent over Rs.10 lakh so far on providing educational support to the children, helping widows set up small enterprises and enabling them to live a dignified life.
Courtesy : Shirin J Mistry
Mr. Cyrus Guzder and his wife are good people who having spent 33 years of their life in Nigeria do not know the kind of people whom they are helping. They have never suffered rabid communalism, discrimination and prejudice from the majority community which is a normal way for these people and the Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian community face in their day to day existence here. Had the tables been reversed the quid-pro quo would never be there.