Global Working Group (GWG) now aims to raise funds for Full Time Mobeds

At the recent meeting of GWG held on May 05, 2019 at Orlando, USA, one of the issues discussed was the importance of making Mobedi, a financially viable profession to enable our respected Mobeds to lead a comfortable life and for survival of our community.

In this context, it was felt necessary to extend financial support to young full time practising Mobeds.

Full time, practising Mobeds, under 60 years of age, earning less than Rs.6,00,000/- per annum, and interested in receiving financial support to augment their incomes, are requested to submit their name, age and address latest by June 15, 2019, after which they will be sent a form to be filled in.

The data collected will be forwarded to a prospective donor (a Multi National Corporation) for consideration. If approved it is expected that support should commence from the quarter, January/March 2020.

Mobeds selected under this initiative should note that they will be required to submit every six months, a certificate from the Atashbehram / Agiary / Dadgah to which they are attached, signed by the Trustees or Mobed in charge of the institution, confirming that the recipient of the support continues to profess Mobedi as a full time profession.

Community members in general and Mobeds in particular are aware that since January 2019, Global Working Group (GWG) has initiated a welfare scheme for full time Mobeds aged 60 years and above, and widows of elderly full time Mobeds, under which 114 Mobeds and 31 widows of Mobeds are  given quarterly sum of Rs.19,500 & Rs.13,500 respectively.

This initiative fructified, thanks to the tireless efforts of Mr. Neville Shroff, Chairman GWG, having made a recommendation to a Multi National entity based in Hong Kong, who accepted the same and remitted funds through Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hong Kong, Canton & Macao to WZO Trust Funds.

Those Mobeds under 60 years of age and earning less than Rs. 6,00,000/- per annum interested in availing of the proposed new scheme under consideration, may write to:

The WZO Trust Funds,

C-1, Hermes House, 3rd floor,

Mama Parmanand Marg,

Opera House,

Mumbai 400 004.


  • Good initiate. Necessary to make sure that duties are carried out sincerely and properly, in accordance with the tenets/doctrine of Zarathushtrianism.
    Opinion about such Mobeds performance of duties be invited from time to time from devoties.
    In short, help should go with responsibility.

  • Ervad Rumi F Panthaky

    Dear Sir,
    I am practicing as a full time Mobed since last 27 years and still my income is below 6 lacs per annum.

    Currently I am 51 years old.

    Request you to kindly consider my application as a special case for the GWG Full Time Mobed Welfare Scheme.

    Thanking you ,
    Rumi Panthaky

  • Keshwar S Dalal

    Very good initiative to encourage youngsters to take on full time mobedi so that our Agairis/ dadghas don’t shut down due to lack of mobeds.

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