Young Zoroastrians to act as ‘torch-bearers’ for community
Young Zoroastrians to act as ‘torch-bearers’ for community well-being
Mumbai, December 22, 2014: It was a moment of togetherness for the Zoroastrians, who had gathered in large numbers at Mumbai’s Birla Matushri Sabhagrah on Sunday morning of December 21. The occasion was the launch of XYZ (Xtremely Young Zoroastrians), an organization dedicated towards the well-being of the community. With the motto as, ‘Pursuit of Happiness’, XYZ would strive towards promoting togetherness and camaraderie through the series of programs, to be conducted throughout the year.
It was a fun-filled morning, with the children from the Parsi Community presenting religious and cultural performances, conducting community talks and awarding an achiever from the Parsi Community. The launch ceremony also observed formation of an executive council of young Zoroastrians and an advisory board of renowned dignitaries from the Zoroastrian Community. Under the able guidance of their holy Priest, the young Zoroastrians, all in the age-group from 5 to 15 years took pledge to keep the flame alive by devising several programs in the service of the community. These young Zoroastrians who would act as office bearers for XYZ were named after their historic figures, such as Daraius’ Daredevils from Colaba, Cyrus’ Superstars from Tardeo, Jamshed’s Giants from Byculla, Homai’s Heroes from Parel, Behram’s Battalion from Dadar, Rustom’s Rockstars from Bandra and Tehmurasp’s Titans from Andheri.
“The XYZ organized programs will begin on the Christmas Day, whereby the young Zoroastrians will pay visits to orphanages and old age homes across the city and gift the destitute children and the differently abled ones with gifts. This is an attempt to bring a smile on their face and give them a ray of hope. Further, XYZ would strive towards building a strong sense of belonging and pride amongst the Zoroastrian children for their community. The religious values are an important part of our culture and we want our children to start adhering to them from an early age. The range of activities that would be carried out by XYZ would include, developing leadership skills like goal setting, decision making, team work, people skills and money management and ethics,” said Hoshaang Gotla, founder of XYZ.
The newly launched XYZ strongly believes that they would be able to create the sense of belonging and pride amongst the young Zoroastrians and preach the values laid down by the Zoroastrian Community.
About XYZ: Aiming at achieving happiness, the XYZ organization would strive towards building a strong sense of belonging and pride amongst the Zoroastrian children for their community. XYZ believes that religious values are an important part of the culture and that they want their children to start adhering to them from an early age. XYZ has organized various activities for children in the age-group from 5 to 15 years, throughout the year. These activities would include, developing leadership skills like goal setting, decision making, team work, people skills and money management and ethics.