ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY (ZAPANJ) Newsletter February 2011 www.zapanj.org
President: Veera P. Karanjia
Vice President: Arnavaz (Anoo) D. Sukhia
Treasurer: Rustom S. Dinshaw
Secretary: Tina K. Mehta
Joint Secretary: Fali F. Sidhva
A palliative care centre here for dying cancer patients, founded by a Parsi samaritan ensures peaceful end to these terminal sufferers, who are admitted there ahead of their final journey.
”Snehaanchal” is a shelter for the terminally ill cancer patients run in co-operation with the Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Cancer Hospital, a regional centre of the state Government. A cancer patient who is admitted here has not more than six weeks to three months to breathe his last.
Jimmy Rana, a partner in Ice-Cream factory and Milk products here came across some cancer patients who were suffering from pain and mental trauma, waiting for death. A desire to do some social work in the field of medicine and health care, Rana first visited ”Karunaashraya” in Bangalore in 2003 and started thinking on the lines of setting up a similar centre here.
Dr. Bharucha, 54, who spent most of his academic career at Dartmouth College before becoming provost of Tufts in 2002, is on the faculty of three academic departments at Tufts: music, psychology and neuroscience. An amateur violinist, he was born in India and came to the United States at 17 to attend Vassar College on a full scholarship.
“Dr. Bharucha exemplifies Peter Cooper’s mandate that ‘The object of life is to do good,’ ” said Mark L. Epstein, chairman of the Cooper Union board of trustees, referring to the founder of the college. Mr. Epstein called Dr. Bharucha an innovator whose interdisciplinary background combined the “science of learning” with “critical and creative thinking skills” to solve global problems.
Hey, all you pregnant Bawis, here is the full text of Agharni Karvani Reet (Khoro Bharvani Reet). If you are in your seventh or ninth month, be sure to go through, for rituals’ sake or just for fun. And don’t forget to send me the larvas !
Renaissance of Entrepreneurship Within Our Community
rekindle the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth in our Community,
we recently organized an Entrepreneur Development Program. Several
young Participants were trained by experts in various topics pertaining
to running a profitable business. Participants made Business Plans
to formulate a roadmap to convert ideas into a commercial enterprise.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please join us to recognize and cheer these
(including cocktails and dinner) are Rs.500/- for members and Rs.
600/- for their guests. (subsidized).
All members are requested to confirm their participation with Ms.
Zarine Khan on tel. 32968175 / 23532522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and arrange to make payment at the WZCCI-Mumbai Chapter office (address
given above) latest by 28 February 2011.
This is an auspicious occasion where several youngsters will launch
into the world of business. They will need every ounce of encouragement
from all of you! So please do join us. We need greater participation
from the Community!
This is my new film – Yeh Faasley which is due for release on March 4th and I would request you all to take time out to go through the same on facebook including Mr. Anupam Kher’s request on facebook to each of you all and visit the official website – www.yehfaasleythemovie.com
Please do spread the word as much as you can and do watch the film !!
GIIS SINGAPORE SCHOLARSHIPS
(Under the aegis of Global Indian Foundation) FOR STANDARDS 11 & 12 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (I B) & CBSE
Global Indian International Schools (GIIS) are one of Asia’s largest network of international schools with 21 schools across 8 countries. GIIS Singapore is the recipient of the prestigious International APQO Award for Education Excellence for 2010 and India’s National Quality Trophy (lMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award) for 201 O.
2011 GIIS JUNIOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AT SINGAPORE
2 year Scholarships sponsored by the Global Indian Foundation for studying at GIIS Singapore will be awarded for Standards 1 1 & 12, CBSE or IB, for the 2011-2013 session. The scholarship worth S$ 66,000* per student includes all tuition fees and boarding expenses. This scholarship amount also includes an annual allowance of S$2400, settling allowance of S$500, one time return airfare from India to Singapore. Subsidized medical benefits will also be given. No bond is attached to the GIIS Scholarship.
Minimum 85% or equivalent grade in Std 10 Pre-Board exam, in Stds 8 & 9 final exams, CBSE or IGCSE or ICSE or any State Board (with English as 1 st language). Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test in mid April 201 1 to be held at Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat and Trichy. Written test will include General Ability, Mathematics and English. Interviews will be held in June 2011. Board Exam mark sheets to be provided on declaration of results. Students are expected to leave for Singapore by end June 201 1.
HOW TO APPLY
Download and print the Scholarship Application Form at www.giisscholarships.org and mail along with copy of the Mark Sheets of Std 10 Pre-Board exam, Stds 8 & 9 final exams, 2 passport size photographs, extra-curricular achievements to the Program Manager (GIIS Scholarships), Glohallndian International School, 201 & 226 DLF
Tower B, Plot No. 11, District Centre Jasola, New Delhi- 110044. Completed Application Forms to reach latest by 9th March 2011.
This is to invite you for the opening of a retrospective show of Homai Vyarawalla’s work that I have curated at the NGMA Mumbai. The opening is on the 25th of February at 6.30 PM and the show will be on till the 10th of April. Homai and I will be in Bombay from Feb 22nd to the 26th