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Early bird closes on 21 February 2018. Price for the normal registration will be $575 from 22 February 2018 (early bird is $499).
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|North America – 2000|
|Outstanding World Zarathushti Award||Kaikhosrov D. Irani|
|World Zarathuhsti Award for Humanitarian Service and/or Philanthrophy||Mobed Mehraban Zaratoshty|
|World Zarathushti Award for Excellence in Business and Profession||Dr. Jamshed J Irani|
|World Zarathushti Award for Performing Arts, Painting and Literature||Zubin Mehli Mehta|
|World Zarathushti Youth Award for Outstanding leadership||Kerman Yazdi Jasavala|
|International Design Competition for the World Zarathushti Community Awards trophy||Mr. Shahram Akhtar Khavari|
|London – 2005|
|London did not hold WZC Awards|
|Dubai – 2009|
|Outstanding Zarathushti Award||Rohinton Rivetna|
|Community Service Award||Dinshaw Tamboly|
|Excellence in Medicine Award||Dr. Farokh Udwadia|
|Excellence in Performing Arts, Painting & Literature Award||Sooni Taraporevala|
|Technology and Engineering Award||Minoo Patel|
|Outstanding Philanthropist (Special Honor – not included in nomination category)||Zartoshty Brothers – Mehraban and Faridoon|
|Mumbai – 2013|
|Social Category||BPP gave Rs.1 Lakh to Mrs.Ratamai Peshotan Peer|
|Social Workers||BPP offered 9 social workers a token award of Rs.11,000/- each, for cleaning of Dokhmas and Fire Temples|
The Global Working Group brings together representatives of Federations in the diaspora. The GWG met in Hongkong on 15 and 16 December. As per tradition, the meeting was presided by the host Federation Chair which this year was Mr Neville Shroff of Hongkong. The meeting coincided with the AGM of the WZCC which was also graciously hosted by Hongkong. The GWG regretted the absence of any representative from the BPP though Mr Farokh Rustomji from FPZAI was indeed participating.
The GWG discussions took on from the previous meeting in December 2015 at Udvada which preceded the landmark 1st Iranshah Udvada Utsav. In retrospect the GWG consensus was that the 1st IUU had been a great success and congratulations were tendered to the Organising Team led by Vada Dasturji Khurshed. The GWG looks forward to the next IUU scheduled for 23 and 24 December 2017. Mr Dinshaw Tamboly briefed the GWG about preparations and the progress in the regeneration of Udvada, with help from the dynamic Central Minister Mrs Smriti Irani. The GWG welcomed the proposal to establish a Museum in Udvada as a milestone towards regeneration. Mrs Meher Bhesania was delegated with progressing this idea, based on suggestions received from the Prime Minister himself and Mrs Irani and the help and encouragement coming from that direction. There was also a suggestion to examine if the museum could be established in Mumbai rather than in Udvada but the balance of logic was in favour of Udvada – considering the cost of land in Mumbai. The Museum Project would be developed in conjunction with Dasturji Khurshed and Mr Tamboly while calling upon the technical expertise of Dr Shernaz Cama, Mrs Pheroza Godrej and Mrs Firoza Mistree.
A proposal to enable overseas Anjumans and Donors to donate in each case One Year’s supply of Kathi to Agiaries that require such assistance was also taken up.
The GWG received an update on preparations for the 11th World Congress to be hosted in Perth, Australia – from Mr Firoz Pestonji and Mr Jimmy Medhora on behalf of the Organising Committee. Details will be released in due course by the Organisers.
The GWG has appointed a committee to handle the 11th WZC Awards programme
The GWG has also appointed a committee to select the venue for the 12th World Zoroastrian Congress
The GWG also decided that Mr Yazdi Tantra will expand the portal Zoroastrians.net to disseminate information on Demographics, Opportunities, Activities and related Developments worldwide and the Regional Federations will publicize this portal to their memberships. This should ensure a Single Window of Information.
It was mooted that GWG should appoint an Administrator to oversee progress on its decisions and be a central point for communications. Initially Mr Neville Shroff of Hongkong was requested to take up this assignment subject to the agreement of the Hongkong Board.
The GWG has initiated the following sub-committees with individuals charged with reporting their work;
Women Mrs Behroze Daruwalla and Mrs Katayun Kapadia
Youth Mr Arzan Sam Wadia
Resettlement and Information Each Region to appoint one Coordinator and report the name within the next 30 days
Arts & Culture Mrs Meher Bhesania
Education Mr Farokh Rustomji
As regards Entrepreneurship, it was felt the WZCC was the right forum to progress this initiative. Subsequently several members and well wishers have continued this dialogue and will be taking forward initiatives to Change the mindset of Zoroastrian youth and more importantly their parents towards Risk Taking.
The GWG reiterated the view that it was most important for leaders and in particular elected officers from the diaspora to meet and talk periodically because the contacts and frienships that are made in such interaction serve dramatically to improve relations and tackle problems.
Neville Shroff and his team were profusely thanked for their hospitality and for hosting these twin events with great warmth and professionalism.
Further details can be obtained by the media from Dorab Mistry, Dinshaw Tamboly, Homi Gandhi or Rohinton Rivetna.
Many thanks and best regards
Dorab Mistry OBE
The Coming Together Round Table (CTR), a legacy of the 8th World Zoroastrian Congress (WZC) at London, now renamed the Global Working Group, met in Mumbai on 8 and 9 January 2011, with elected community representatives from Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA), Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE), Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) / Federation of Parsee Zoroastrian anjumans of India (FPZAI) and representatives of United Arab Emirates (UAE), World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) and others, including special invitees. The meeting was a follow-up emanating from the 9th WZC held in Dubai in December 2009.
Coming Together Roundtable/ World Zarthushti Chamber of Commerce
PRE-CONGRESS ACTIVITIES : (See the two attachments)
You do not have to be registered for the Congress to participate in any of the pre-congress activities.
The deadline for registration has been extended… Please do not delay…Register now….
DECEMBER 27, 2010
· 2: 00 pm to 9:00 pm (REVISED!!!)
Coming Together Roundtable (CTR) Conference
InterContinental Hotel, Speaker Room
Contact Zenobia Damania firstname.lastname@example.org
December 28, 2010
· 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Bus Tour to Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum (Galveston Island)
Pick up from InterContinental Hotel Lobby
Contact Zarir Sethna email@example.com
· 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
WZCC Member Meeting – All invited
InterContinental Hotel, Speakers Room
Contact Rustom Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org
· 7:00pm to 9:00 pm
WZCC Gala Dinner – Speaker Mr. Jehangir Mehta, Chef and Entrepreneur
“Passion & Risk: Two sides of the Success Coin”
Contact Zarir Sethna email@example.com
Courtesy : Behram Pastakia