As I have received several queries regarding a few key issues pertaining to Udvada, I would like to clarify the same here. I would highly appreciate if you could spread this word to all Parsis in North America through your various associations by email.
Donations towards ‘Iranshah’ Udvada : Any person desirous of giving donations towards ‘Iranshah’ can do so by cheque drawn on “UDWADA NINE FAMILY SHAHENSHAHI ATHORNAN ANJUMAN FUND” and delivered to my address as :-
Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor
P-7, Cusrow Baug, 3rd Floor
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001
As for online donations through HDFC Bank which is an option for sending donations, we have discontinued the same temporarily due to taxation. The covering letter alongwith the cheque should clearly mention the name of the donor and his correspondence address to which the receipt for the same can be sent by us.
Donations toward ‘Iranshah’ Udvada Utsav – 2017 : Cheques are to be drawn in favour of“FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF UDVADA” to the same above mentioned address alongwith a covering letter as mentioned earlier.
- a) Maachis/sukhad/kathis to be offered at ‘Iranshah’
- b) Navjotes to be arranged and performed at ‘Iranshah’ Atash Behram
- c) Jashans and Fareshtas to be performed at ‘Iranshah’ Atash Behram
Issuance of Indian Visas to Parsis who are Pakistani Nationals : This is a very serious issue among our community Members who are Pakistani Nationals, I would request the concerned individuals who are planning to come to India in the near future and are not able to procure Indian visa, they can forward their documents viz. copies of Passport, Visa application and any other relevant data for granting Indian Visas.
I assure to put in my utmost efforts through my offices to get this issue resolved to the best of my abilities with the concerned authorities of Government of India and let us hope to get a favourable response from them.
With warm regards and blessings of Iranshah to you and your dear ones.
Khurshed K Dastoor
Head Priest – ‘Iranshah’ Udvada
Member – Zoroastrian (Parsi)
National Commission for Minorities
Government of India