Centre Commited to Protect Parsi Heritage and Community: Dr.Najma Heptulla
Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister of Minority Affairs held a meeting with the eminent members of Parsi/Zoroastrian community here last evening.
Appreciating the spirit and contribution of the Parsis, the Dr. Najma reiterated Government’s commitment for protection and preservation of India’s uniqueness and strength nurtured by its diversity.She expressed her concern over the declining population of the Parsi community and asked members of Parsi Community to come forward to avail benefits of Jiyo Parsi initiative and benefits under various educational, skill development and infrastructure development programmes of the Ministry.
Interacting with the Minister, members of the Parsi community drew attention of the minister to the problems being faced by the community. A number of issues raised included encroachment on both Parsi’s community and individual properties, economic and educational decline besides declining population and aging community. They sought government cooperation in developing their sacred place .