Zoroastrian Religion and Customs by Ervad Sheriarji Dadabhai Bharucha, Late Fellow of the University of Bombay and Custodian of Mulla Firuz Library, with an introduction by Dr. Jivanji Jamshedji Mody. Click here for the entire book.
An interesting video on Youtube explaining the basics of Zoroastrianism
APPEAL FOR DONATIONS MANCHERJI JOSHI MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND
c/o. Mrs. Zareen Jimmy Engineer 623, Marker Mansion, Lady Jehangir Road, Parsi Colony, Dadar, Mumbai-400 014.
Our Fund was established in 1969; has made steady progress. Our financial year ended 31.3.2009. Educational Aid Disbursed was Rs. 18,00,900/- to 698 students (Last year Rs. 13,90,000/- to 593 students) who are poor and deserving boys and girls of the Parsi community from Mumbai, Surat, Navsari, Pune and other parts of India.
Our establishment expenses are kept to the bare minimum of Rs. 22,529 (Last year Rs. 22,731) for inevitable expenses which works out to 1.37% (Last year 1.40%) of our total income of Rs. 16,39,028 (Last year Rs. 16,22,287).
Our Fund was able to disburse higher quantum of Educational Aid solely due to receipt of general donation of Rs.7,91,503.
Our Fund has received Corpus Donation of Rs. 4.67 lakhs compared to last year Rs. 12.94 I akhs. This Corpus Donation is invested in approved securities and only the income derived from such investments are to utilized for giving Education Aid.
On our Investment of Rs. 94,24,490 interest received was Rs. 8,43,475/-. Last year on investment of Rs. 89,69;683/interest received was Rs. 7,05,907.
We firmly believe that educating our young people is the most essential factor in the progress of our community. We, therefore, count upon our generous donors to give us substantial general or corpus donations that will enable us to grant maximum amount of Educational Aid to poor. and deserving students to meet the ever increasing cost of education.
Kindly draw your cheques in favour of Mancherji Joshi Memorial Education Fund & forward them to the above address.
All donations will be promptly acknowledged.
Mrs. Zareen J. Engineer Grand daughter of The Late Mancherji Joshi, Founder to Parsi Colony, Dadar. ….. Ms. Katy R. Bharucha Barrister-at- Law,
TRUSTEES AND JT. HON. SECRETARIES.
The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936 extends to the whole of India, except Jammu and Kashmir.
A revised and restructured version of the book “Moral Extracts from Zoroastrian Books by Shams-Ul-Ulma Ervad Dr. Sir Jivanji Jamshedji Modi, B.A.,PH.D.
Original Passages from Iranian Texts and Some New Passages provided by Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Parvez Karanjia, M.A., PH.D.
Published in 2002 by Prof. Ervad. Nadir Ardeshir Jivanji Modi, President, Society for the Promotion of Zoroastrian Religious Knowledge and Education and Chairman, Zarthoshty Bros. Fund Sub Committee.
An excellent short presentation about our history & a useful document with which to enlighten our Zarathushti and non-Zarathushti friends.
Click on the link below, turn on your sound, enjoy, then pass it on.
Courtesy : Rusi Sorabji
The Zoroastrian Co-op. Bank Ltd. (ZCBL) has announced a Special MicroFinance Scheme for Entrepreneurs. Under this scheme, a special MicroFinance Fund of Rs.5 crores has been set up, out of which they will be financing Entrepreneurs, to help them set up a new business / service / profession or enhance their existing ventures. The lending will be in the form of a Term Loan upto a maximum amount of Rs.10 lakhs per borrower, for setting up business/for equipments, machinery, furniture etc. Margin will be fixed on case to case basis depending on the financial status of the applicant. Click here for more details – http://enterprisers.in/2009/06/03/special-microfinance-scheme-from-zoroastrian-bank/
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
Award of KVPY Fellowship-2009
effective from 1.4.2010
(Rs.4000-7000 per month + Contingency Grant)
Basic Sciences / Engineering / Medicine:
· Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2009 – 2010.
· Stream SB + 2 (SX): Students enrolled in +2 / XII Standard during the academic year 2009-2010 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in basic sciences (B.Sc. / Int.. M.Sc.) during the academic year 201 0 – 2011.
· Stream SB: Students enrolled in First Year B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. during the academic year 2009 – 2010 .
· Stream SP (Basic Sciences): Students enrolled in XI to B.Sc. Second year during the academic year 2009-2010.
· Stream SP (Engineering): Students enrolled in I / II year B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. during the academic year 2009-2010
· Stream SP (Medicine): Students enrolled in I / II professional year of MBBS programme during the academic year 2009-2010.
·For details http://www.iisc.ernet.in/kvpy •
·2nd detailed advertisement date 12.07.09
Convener/KVPY, IISc, Bangalore – 560 012