WZC – Day 1 – Program


Day 1 – December 27, 2013 – Friday
Time NSCI Auditorium (Room A)
08:00 – 09:30 Registration of Delegates
09:30 – 10:30 1. Benediction by Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastur
2. Lamp Lighting and Opening of Congress – Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla and Mr. Nadir Godrej
3. Welcome address by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla and address by Mr. Nadir Godrej
4. Avabai Petit girls sing Monajat
5. Reading messages received from Indian dignitaries by Mr. Nadir Godrej
6. Reading messages from Iran President and President of the Majlis, speech by Dr. Esfandiar Ekhtiyari, community representative in the Iranian Majlis and Dr. Rostam Khosraviani
10:30 – 11:00 Zoroastrian Achievement: An Unbroken Thread from Cyrus the Great to Today Lord Karan Billimoria
11:00 – 11:30 Bombay/Mumbai and the Zoroastrians Mr. Nadir Godrej
11:30 – 12:00 Tea Break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel Discussion: Affirming the Global Parsi Iranian Zoroastrian Identity Session Chair Person Mr. Dorab Mistry Panellists Mr. Rohinton Rivetna; Ms. Ketayun Kapadia; Mr. Malcolm Deboo; Mr. Dinshaw Mehta; Ms. Meher Bhesania; Dr. Esfandiar Ekhtiyari; Mr. Sarosh Bharucha
13:30 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 16:00 15:30 – 15:45: A presentation on B.D. Petit Parsi General Hospital Mr. Homa Petit
15:45 – 16:00: Presentation on Federation of India Matters of India Mr. Dadi Mistry
16:00 – 16:45 1. Release of Mr. Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala’s book on ‘Threads of Continuity’
2. Presentation on the forthcoming coffee table book on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw by Brigadier (Retd) Behram and
Zenobia Panthaki
3. Release of Mr. Keki Daruwala’s book on ‘Fire Altar’
16:45 – 17:30 Delegates and guests to settle before arrival of the President of India
17:30 – 18:30 INAUGURATION CEREMONY Inauguration by Shri Pranab Mukherjee President of India Shri K. SankaranarayananGovernor of Maharashtra will preside over the function in the august presence of Shri Prithviraj Chavan Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Paranjoti Chorus Academy Conducted by – Coomi Wadia
18:30 – 19:30 Networking
19:30 – 21:00 Entertainment: And then they came to India (Story of Parsi arrival in India) Mallika Sarabhai and Darpana Performing Group
21:00 Onwards Dinner
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