Mr. Khurshed Batliwala emphasized on education as a means of knowledge and not employment. He also talked about doing things differently and having faith in our decisions even if they go against the flow. “Twenty five years ago no one had heard of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The whole world stood on the other side and said you are mad. I said yes, but I am happy. Be happy don’t compromise on that. You have dreams, you have visions, you have hopes don’t let people around you kill that for you. And that’s an idea worth spreading” With a postgraduate degree in Mathematics from I.I.T., Bombay, Khurshed Batliwala is a senior faculty at the Art of Living. Mr. Batliwala is a firm believer in the power of self-identified aspirations and this led him to follow an unconventional and challenging career path. He has been instrumental in designing the Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!+) series that inspires the youth to break free from the shackles of society expectations and follow their dreams courageously. With this course he aims to propagate the vision of the Art of Living, which is to see a smile on every face on the planet. A blend of intellect and innocence, mind-blowing wit yet unconditional warmth, he continues to be a favourite among youth, and is committed to utilizing every moment of his time in enriching the lives of people around. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
The FEZANA Scholarship Program was started in 1998 to recognize academic excellence and provide Zarathushti students in university programs financial assistance to study at institutions in the U.S & Canada
Applications are invited for the following FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
- Mehraban and Morvorid Kheradi Endowment Scholarship for Academic Excellence: The FEZANA Scholar
- FEZANA 25th Anniversary Endowment Scholarship For Academic Excellence
- Morvarid Guiv Endowment Scholarships
- Purvez and Aban Rustomji Endowment Scholarship
- Banoobai and Maneckshaw Kapadia Endowment Scholarship for Financial Assistance
- Dr Minocher Rustom Vesuna and Dowlat Minocher Vesuna WZO Canada Endowed Scholarships
- Sheroo Darabsha Kolsawala Endowed Scholarship
- Jerry and Celete Kheradi 30th Anniversary Endowed scholarship for Graduate students
- The 30th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship
- Yasmin and Shapur Pavri Endowed Scholarship
- Villy and Homi Gandhi Endowed Scholarship
All scholarships are open to Zarathushti applicants who have obtained admission for attendance at institutions of higher learning (accredited degree-granting colleges or universities) in USA or Canada.
Scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019 will be awarded in September 2018.
Applicants MUST BE:
- US or Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents Zarathushtis who are enrolled or applied as full-time students in a college, university or other institutions in the United States or Canada.
- Non-US/Canada Zarathushtis must be enrolled in an institution for 1 year or 2 semesters.
DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED AS PART OF APPLICATION
All applicants need to provide the following
- Past academic records and accomplishments (see below)
- Program of study
- Annual financial need including assistance already pledged by other funds, charitable institutions or the institution of choice
- Other financial assistance available from family and friends
- Community service including contributions to Zarathushti functions and organizations
- Three Reference letters to be emailed directly by the referee to email@example.com
- Proof of expected tuition expenses, viz: fee receipt or page from college catalog
- Proof of housing expenses like rent receipt or dorm fees from college catalog
- Any other relevant documents (Please specify)
Undergraduates to provide:
- For undergraduates – transcripts of high school and college courses (past 4 years only)
- For undergraduates – test scores for any standardized tests taken (SAT, ACT, AP or IB Score
Graduates to provide
- All undergraduate transcripts
- For graduate students we need GMAT/GRE, transcripts of any graduate courses completed (this is for students who have already completed 1 graduate degree)
FEZANA SCHOLARSHIP Scholastic achievement 40%, Financial needs 40%, Extra Curricular activities 10%, Community service 10%
The Mehraban and Morvorid Kheradi Endowment Scholarship of $5000 and the 25th anniversary FEZANA Scholarship will be awarded for Academic Excellence 80%; Extra Curricular activities 10%, Community service 10%
The Purvez and Aban Rustomji Endowed Scholarship of $5000 will be awarded to a qualified undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement
The Morvarid Guiv Endowed Scholarships of $1000 will be awarded to one graduate and one undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need together with academic excellence
Dr Minocher Rustom Vesuna and Dowlat Minocher Vesuna WZO Canada Endowed Scholarships will be awarded to a graduate and an undergraduate student with good academic standing who demonstrates financial need.
Sheroo Darabshaw Kolsawala WZO Canada Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student with good academic standing who demonstrates financial need.
Yasmin and Shapur Pavri Endowed scholarship will be awarded to a qualified undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement
Applications are evaluated by a committee appointed by FEZANA and are judged on academic accomplishments, program of study, appraiser’s evaluations, answers to the essay question, and general impressions from the application form.
Awards to recipients will be made one time only with a possibility of one renewal. The award will be effective in September of the year. Awards for the year will be determined each year.
All applications are to be filed ONLINE only.
For any questions please email Dr Dolly Dastoor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply is August 01, 2018
The online form will allow you to start filling out the form and then save it to continue later. To use that ability, you will have to scroll all the way down to the end of the form.
The following need to be attached:
- Transcripts of high school and college courses (past 4 years only)
- For Graduates we need Undergraduate transcripts
- For undergraduates we need test scores for any standardized tests taken (SAT, ACT, AP or IB Scores)
- Proof of expected tuition expenses, viz: fee receipt or page from college catalog
- Proof of housing expenses like rent receipt or dorm fees from college catalog.
Before you start the online application please scan and convert to a single PDF file that you will need to attach with your application.
Please use the following file name convention: FEZANA2018_Firstname_Lastname.pdf
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT names of those who are awarded scholarships will be publicly announced and included on FEZANA’s website, FEZANA.ORG; FEZANA JOURNAL and in other communications
THE YOUNG ZOROASTRIAN SOCIETY Estd: August 1, 1920
The East Bombay Bharat Guide Group Silver Jubilee Celebrations (1993 – 2018)
Dear Parents, Well-wishers and Patrons,
The Scouting and Guiding is an International Movement, the object of which is to endow each youth to be physically, morally and spiritually strong. The 71st East Bombay Zoroastrian Bharat Guide Group was founded on 1″ August 1993 as a sister group to The 16th East Bombay Zoroastrian Bharat Scout Group, which was founded on 1 st August 1920. Both the institutions work under the parent body — The Young Zoroastrian Society. These groups are managed by selfless volunteers who serve the movement diligently, to inculcate in Guides and Scouts the values of discipline, character building, and sincere commitment to God and Country and leading socially meaningful lives. Our Children are given all the above training and experience through picnics, educational visits, hikes etc. free of charge and through camps and tours at very nominal cost.
Our Girl Guide Group is completing 25 years and wishes to celebrate its 25th year, as an auspicious occasion by putting up a grand concert on 9th June 2018 at Sophia Bhabha Auditorium, where children will have an opportunity to showcase their talent and build up confidence. For any Institution to survive and run efficiently it needs funds. We therefore, appeal to you, to support our activities and encourage our children and volunteers by
❖ Booking Advertisements for the Souvenir to be brought out at the Show
❖ Giving generous donations
❖ Booking tickets for the show in large numbers
We are sure that you will not hesitate to help us, considering the noble work that our dedicated volunteers do. Thank you, Yours faithfully, For 25 Years Celebrations’ Fund Raising Committee
Ms. Homai A. Daruwalla – President
Ms. Freny A. Jehangir – Chairperson
Ms. Mackie R. Majra – Chief Advisor
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Mama Parsi Girls Secondary School will be celebrating its 100th birthday on Sunday, April 1.
In 1918, Jamshed Nusserwanjee Metha collected donations to establish the school. Initially the school functioned at the Bai Virbaijee School from where it was shifted in 1919 to a building, Mama Mansion, which stands today at the corner of Haji Abdullah Haroon Road. The construction of the school’s current building started on January 17, 1920 and was completed on January 26, 1925.
Mama Parsi School is considered to be one of the most prestigious and historical schools of Karachi, which has maintained its high standard of education and discipline for a century. The school not only focuses on its curriculum but also offers several extra-curricular activities, including a talent show which is held every year after the mid-term examinations.
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The school also retains a house system, which was introduced in 1943. Under this, students are grouped in different groups called houses in order to cultivate teamwork and leadership skills among them.
Over the years, the Mamaians have not just proven themselves in academics but have also performed brilliantly in various sports.
The school also takes students on tours outside Karachi and Pakistan in order to build their knowledge of the world. It has produced many extraordinary educated women who contributed to society in various fields.
Thanks to the generosity of the Shapoorji Pallonji endowment for scholarships in Zoroastrian studies at SOAS there are a number of awards available for UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying students. These Will normally provide a contribution to fees of up to a maximum of £13,000 each year for the duration of the award. In addition, a stipend of up to £10,000 per annum (or pro rata for part-time students) may also be awarded. The MPhil/PhD scholarship is paid for 3 years. The MA is paid for one year (or over two years if part-time). Applicants should follow the following steps:
• STEP 1: Apply for your programme by 17:00 (UK local lime) on 1 May 2018. Applicants must submits a complete online plication for admission. Applicants for the MPhil/ PhD scholarships must have demonstrated in the research proposal of their application for admission that their research is in one of the following subject areas : Avestan language, Pahlavi language Persian language, and Gujarati language.
• STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (UK local time) on 1 May 2018. You must apply for this scholarship via this online scholarship application form.
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NEW YORK | MUMBAI, Dec 4, 2017 —: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS),(BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced Dec. 4 a $50 million investment in Cornell Tech. The investment includes a significant gift for the first phase of capital development on the Roosevelt Island campus, as well as support for collaborating on technology research and expanding K-12 digital literacy programs in New York City.
In recognition of the gift, Cornell Tech has inaugurated the Tata Innovation Center on Roosevelt Island. The center, formerly known as The Bridge, brings academia and industry together under one roof to share ideas and research on next-generation digital technologies and how to commercialize new areas of collaboration.
“Tata Group and TCS have a long and celebrated history of investments in education and institution building in the communities in which we operate,” said Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of the Tata Group. “The Tata Innovation Center will drive applied research and collaboration between Cornell, industry and the startup ecosystem in emerging areas including human machine interaction and cyber security, benefitting both US business and local communities.”
“The Tata Innovation Center will become a hub for New York’s tech sector and a global icon for how academia and industry can collaborate to leverage technology for the greater good,” said Martha E. Pollack, Cornell University President. “Cornell Trustee Ratan Tata ’59, BArch ’62 and the Tata family of companies have long supported innovation at Cornell; our new partnership with Tata Consultancy Services will drive innovation at Cornell Tech and help the campus reach its full potential for education, research and societal impact.”
“New York City has been proudly partnering with TCS for years, including their sponsorship of the TCS New York City Marathon, work with local schools, and so much more. TCS’ new partnership with Cornell Tech will help drive New York’s economic competitiveness and advance digital literacy programs to reach even more schools across the city. Through this critical engagement, Computer Science for All, the Tech Talent Pipeline, and more, we are working to keep New York City a leader in the 21st century economy and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to share in the growth and success of the tech industry,” added Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Tata Innovation Center
TCS will become one of the tenants in the Tata Innovation Center, a first-of-its-kind building where an extraordinary mix of cutting-edge companies from diverse industries have the opportunity to work alongside groundbreaking Cornell academic teams. They include recent Cornell Tech graduates seeking to commercialize new ideas and work with start-ups and established companies developing leading edge technologies and products. The building features meeting areas on each level, including a light-filled, multi-level Tech Gallery and a rooftop terrace sheltered by a solar trellis. The building was developed by Forest City New York and designed by WEISS/MANFREDI.
The new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island opened in September 2017, designed to combine the potential of academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and transformational new research, products, companies, and social ventures.
“TCS has operated in New York City for more than 40 years and invested in many long standing customer relationships and local community partnerships,” said Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and Managing Director of TCS. “Our joint research with Cornell Tech is designed to fully leverage their campus ecosystem and TCS’ industry leading technical expertise to develop solutions that empower notable transformation and talent development across industries in an era of Business 4.0.”
“Cornell Tech serves as a model for the campus and community of the future,” added Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney. “Already, young people are receiving a world class education in computer science and cutting edge training in how to become entrepreneurs. I am delighted that the Tata Innovation Center will stand as a reminder to our community for generations to come of the extraordinary generosity of the Tata Group and TCS, which enables new joint research and K-12 literacy programs. I know this will help lead us into the future.”
“The Tata family and TCS have long been drivers of innovation as one of the world’s leading IT services organizations, and we are thrilled to have their name grace our building and to have them as a tenant,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and CEO of Forest City New York. “The Tata Innovation Center breaks down all barriers to innovation and collaboration, with a diverse group of tenants working alongside groundbreaking Cornell Tech academic teams. The building is a key component of the mission of Cornell Tech and driving economic growth for New York.”
Cutting-Edge Collaborative Research
Cornell Tech’s academic environment encourages tight integration across disciplines, couples fundamental research with practice, and supports societal and commercial ventures alongside education.
A distinguishing characteristic of Cornell Tech’s research is that it engages deeply with external communities, organizations and industry to address real-world problems. TCS will collaborate with Cornell Tech’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in human-computer interaction (the convergence of technologies such as Mixed Reality and IoT ineveryday human activities) and cyber security (improving cloud computing security and privacy aspects for a wider Blockchain adoption).
“Cornell Tech stands apart because of our focus on academic excellence, coupled with real-world impact, and this new partnership with TCS will dramatically improve our ability to make a difference, from commercializing research to engaging with public school students across New York City,” said Dan Huttenlocher, Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech. “TCS shares our vision of ensuring all students and teachers have meaningful engagements with computer science in the classroom, and with their help we will reach even more schools.”
Commitment to K-12 Education
To empower NYC youth to participate and thrive in an increasingly digital world, TCS and Cornell Tech have joined forces to promote the integration of computational expertise in K-12 public education, starting with engagement in NYC School Districts 2 and 30. This multi-year community engagement effort aims to build digital fluency and computational acumen among students, educators and schools in the nation’s largest public school system, with a special focus on girls, minorities and the underserved.
TCS will leverage Cornell Tech’s academic expertise to design education programs that introduce students to new digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Cybersecurity. Cornell Tech will leverage TCS’ industry expertise and host their Ignite My Future in School program for educators across all five boroughs, starting with two school districts from Manhattan and Queens in January 2018. Additionally, TCS will also offer its award winning flagship education program, goIT, to students and schools served by Cornell Tech’s K-12 initiative.
“Cornell Tech and TCS are to be commended on their unique collaboration, particularly in relation to the planned enhancement of computational skills for New York City public school students. Such skills are highly applicable to the digital world in the workplace and in contemporary knowledge transmittal as well as creation. Today’s announcement is indeed momentous,” said Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright.
“When our city’s great institutions partner with our schools, we all win,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “I congratulate Cornell Tech and Tata Consultancy Services on their partnership, and look forward to seeing its benefits for New York City’s K-12 students.”
“Knowledge is power and these days digital literacy is proving to be all powerful, “said Council Member Ben Kallos. “I have extreme confidence and very high expectations of this partnership between Tata Consultancy Services and Cornell Tech. This $50 million investment includes advancing digital education in K-12 within New York City schools which will benefit an untold number of young lives and lead to unimaginable innovation from right here in New York City. Thank you to the Tata Group and TCS for collaborating with Cornell Tech for the benefit of New York City’s most precious resource our children.”
About Cornell Tech
Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age. The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute embodies the academic partnership between the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University on the Cornell Tech campus.
From 2012-2017, the campus was temporarily located in Google’s New York City building. In the Fall of 2017, 30 world-class faculty and 300 graduate students moved to the first phase of Cornell Tech’s permanent campus on Roosevelt Island, continuing to conduct groundbreaking research, collaborate
extensively with tech-oriented organizations and pursue their own startups. When fully completed, the campus will include two million square feet of state-of-the-art buildings, over two acres of open space, and will be home to more than 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of faculty and staff.
About Cornell University
Cornell University is a world-class research institution known for the breadth and rigor of its curricula, and an academic culture dedicated to preparing students to be well-educated and well-rounded citizens of the world. Its faculty, staff and students believe in the critical importance of knowledge—both theoretical and applied—as a means of improving the human condition and solving the world’s problems. With campuses in Ithaca, New York, New York City, and Doha, Qatar, Cornell is a private, Ivy League research university and the land-grant institution of New York State.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, Infrastructure, Engineering and Digital services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 389,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of U.S. $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
- Eligibility: Students pursuing Diploma, Graduation and Post Graduation
- Benefits: Financial assistance
Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18
Minorities Development Department, Government of Maharashtra announces the Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18 for the poor and meritorious students who are pursuing professional courses in Maharashtra. The communities that are included in this scheme are Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Jain & Jews.
Contact No.: 18001025311 E-mail Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be eligible, an applicant must-
- Be a permanent resident of Maharashtra.
- Have passed the SSC examination from the Maharashtra State.
- Be a bonafide student of the approved professional institute in India.
- Have the annual income from all sources not more than INR 6,00,000.
- The applicants who are not holding any other scholarship will be eligible for this scholarship.
- The female applicants will get a reservation of 30 percent.
Step 1:Click here to register as a new user. (Note: Candidate should have a mobile number registered with their Aadhaar card to ensure seamless and fast application process.)
Step 2: Complete the Aadhaar authentication process either through OTP or biometric.
Step 3: The candidates will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number if they opt for OTP authentication.
Step 4: Complete the registration process by filling in all required details.
Step 5:Log in using username or password.
Step 6: Complete the application process for the scholarship.
Nov. 17, 2017
Kashmin Dalal is working toward a degree in Psychology at Kent State University. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a Ph.D. and work as a clinical child psychologist. She has been involved in community service from a very young age, and last year went on a medical mission to Haiti. This year, she volunteered at Standing Rock reservation, running a camp for adolescents and children, and helping to build housing for their families.
Tanaz Karai is enrolled in the Master’s program in Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Elementary Education at the College of New Jersey. Ever since she can remember, Tanaz has wanted to be a teacher to make a difference in the lives of young children. In addition to participating in numerous workshops and been affiliated with organizations on campus, she has been a dedicated volunteer teacher at the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York since she was in high school. She was awarded the Good Life Emblem Award from ZAGNY in 2013.
Dilshad Patel is working toward an MS in Exercise and Health Science at the University of Houston, Texas. After studying classical Indian dance since she was 5, she became an instructor at the Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts. Her teaching experience led her to pursue dance as a means of therapy and healing. She has spent the last decade studying movement therapy—simultaneously incorporating its principles in new programs and workshops to help athletes, children, patients, seniors, and a host of other populations.
Khushmeen Sakloth, pursuing an MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, hopes to work as a computational or data scientist in the clean energy sector. She completed her prior education in India, always at or near the top of her class. She was active in various Zoroastrian youth acitivities in India, and is currently involved in several professional activities on campus.
Delshad Shroff will complete her Master’s program in Developmental Child Psychology at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in May 2018. Delshad was one of two students who earned merit scholarships to study at the NY University of Abu Dhabi and has been an active volunteer with several schools and special needs programs as well as local Zoroastrian organizations in Chennai, India, as well as in New York.
The Fali Chothia Charitable Trust was established in 1988 to help provide scholarships and interest-free loans to needy zoroastrian students. Awards are based on financial need, educational achievement, and community service. The trust is established under the Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington Inc. (ZAMWI), and over the past 30 years has awarded scholarships to students from all parts of the U.S. and Canada.
To demonstrate solidarity and trust between organizations while serving community causes, the U.S. Chapter of the World Zoroastrian Organisation is once again joining the Fali Chothia Trust’s Scholarship Program by adding up to fifty percent to every scholarship we give from our trust’s resources. This partnership enables us to significantly increase the amount of our scholarships. The trust is grateful to the WZO U.S. Chapter, and thrilled that its support is resulting in a significant increase in the help we are giving to our young scholars.
We rely on donations. Please send your check payable to ZAMWI/Fali Chothia Charitable Trust, 10300 Farnham Drive, Bethesda MD 20814.
All donations made to the trust are tax exempt, and go directly toward the corpus of the fund. Individual members of the Board of Trustees absorb all administrative, mailing, and other fund-raising costs.
Courtesy : Feroza Fitch