Category Archives: Collective Giving
Dear Zoroastrian Brethren.
Wish you all a Very Happy and prosperous New Year. May Dadar Ahura Mazda bestow on you and your family all the Happiness of this World. But Are You Aware that there are many fellow Brethren in our community, who do not have a square meal to eat?? Many of them, old and infirm, neglected by society, some of them, by their own children, are fighting for survival in this cruel world.
Click here to read how they survive and what we can do for them ….. appeal_food-appeal-by-mancherji-edalji-joshi-memoria-trust
Click here to read more, the list of beneficiaries and the estimate of yearly expenses of the food scheme…. mancherji-edalji-joshi-memorial-trust_food-scheme-for-poor-zoroastrians
APPEAL to all Zoroastrians Worldwide
by Rustom C. Chothia
THE DADAR-MATUNGA PARSI ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATION
(Registered under the Societies Registration Act., XXl of 1860)
(Registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act ,1950 under No. F -736 Bom.)
(Estd. May 1925)
PRESIDENT: RUSTOM C. CHOTHIA – 757, RD.NO. 7,
PARSI COLONY, DADAR, MUMBAI 400014. – TEL/FAX: 4148394
Click here to read about the cause…appeal_the-dadar-matunga-parsi-zoroastrian-association
APPEAL FOR DONATIONS
MANCHERJI JOSHI MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND
C/o Mrs. Zareen Jimmy Engineer
623, Marker Mansion,
Lady Jehangir Road,
Mumbai 400 014.
Our fund established in 1969 has made steady progress. For financial year ended 31/3/2005 educational aid disbursed was Rs.6,71,451 to 749 students (Last year Rs.5,96,760 to 822 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.8128 (Last year Rs.8233) for inevitable expenses which work out to 1.05% (Last year 1.2 %)of our total income of Rs.7,74,663 (Last year Rs.6,84,842) .
There is a downward trend in the interest rates which has resulted in our income from investments declining sharply.
Our fund was able to dsburse higher quantum of educational aid solely due to receipt of generous donations of Rs.4,00, 892 as compared to last year Rs.3,23,639.
Our fund has received corpus donation of Rs.15 lakhs compared to last year Rs.2.3 lakhs. This corpus donation is invested in approved securities and only the income derived from such investments are utilised for giving educational aid.
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 donations that will enable us to grant maximum amount of educational aid to the poor and deserving students to meet the ever increasing cost of education.
Kindly draw your cheques in favour of Mancherji Joshi Memorial Education Fund and forward them to the above address.
All donations will be promptly acknowledged.
Mrs. Zareen J. Engineer
Grand daughter of the late Mancherji Joshi
Founder of Dadar Parsi Colony
Ms. Katy R. Bharucha
Trustees and Jt. Hon. Secretaries
From: Rustom Chothia <chothia@vsnl. com>
Subject: KATHI APPEAL
GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF AHURA MAZDA.
ONCE AGAIN I COME TO YOU TO ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT OUR ATASH PADSHAH SAHIBS. MOST OF THE PADSHAH SAHIBS IN THE RURAL AREAS ARE STARVING FOR KATHIS. SEVERAL PADSHAHS IN BOMBAY ARE ALSO ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DOWN. INCOME FROM THE FOUNDERS CORPUS HAS HALVED AND COST OF BAVAL KATHIS HAVE DOUBLED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. HENCE THE NEED FOR US FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO CHIP IN AND HELP KEEP THE HOLY FIRES BURNING TILL INFINITY.
One to two tons of baval kathi is required for one Padshah Sahib per month. and one ton costs around Rs. 7000-00. ($50 to $90)
Please make your cheque (in any currency) in the name of: “Perin R.C.Chothia, ”
and send it to:
Perin R.C.Chothia, 7
57, Road No 7,
Please mention in your covering letter that the amount sent is “Donation for Fire Temple only”. Receipt will be issued for every donation.
Wishing you the blessings of the Padshah Sahibs for the amount well spent.
USHTA AHMAI YAHMAI USHTA KAHMAICHIT.
Please forward to your friends also
Thanks & Regards
P.A.Dhanbhoora & Co., Chartered Accountants,
16-D, Ismail Bldg., 3rd Floor, 381 Dr.D.N.Road, Fort, Mumbai 400-001.
Tel. +91 22 2283 1471, +91 22 2281 6635, Fax +91 22 2283 1471, Mobile 098211 26987
This is the first in our series of Polls for the Community.
Please take time to participate and leave your Comments, along with your contact details.
Many more Polls will follow – keep watching this space !
Upcoming Local Events (Virginia, USA)
Annual Gift Wrapping Party: Dec 18th 2008 For the past several our Avesta Class has been volunteering to wrap gifts for children of incarcerated parents who are often overlooked in the discussions of crime and justice. Through Project Christmas Angel, these special children are assured that they have not been forgotten by their parent(s) and that they are still a priority in their parents' lives. The goal of this program is to unite the good will of the community with the holiday dreams of the children. The organizers need:
* Donations of new unwrapped gifts (NO clothing) for children up to 18 years of age; gifts for teens over 14 especially needed. You can bring the toys with you to the gift-wrapping party.
* Financial contributions to help cover the costs of delivery, postage, and supplies. $2,000 are needed to cover the out-of-pocket expenses.
* Volunteers to attend the Wrapping Party on December 18, 2008 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church located at 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia 22207.USA Snacks are provided.
* Volunteers to deliver the wrapped gifts to one or two families in your zip code.
For more information, contact: Rubina Patel RubinaJP@aol.com,