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Being Parsi

XYZ Being Parsi on Sunday, 23rd April 2017 from 6pm onwards at Allbless Baug, Charni Road.

This year, Being Parsi is a fancy dress competition where our XYZs will be dressed up in various costumes and will be given 1 minute to speak on who or what they have become. The competition will be in 4 age groups and each age group has to dress up according to the theme provided to them.

Each group can send a maximum of 4 members per age group (prior eliminations may be needed depending on overall entries).

Age Groups and Themes
4 – 7 years — Parsi / Irani cuisine or food item
8 – 10 years — Persian Kings & Queens
11 – 13 years — Elements / Symbols of Zoroastrianism
14 – 17 years — Eminent Parsis – Past, Present and Future

T​he volunteers will be getting in touch with you regarding the entries and details for the same.

XYZ Summer Camp is back…

A Summer Camp for our Xtremely Young Zoroastrians will be held simultaneously in Thane, Andheri, Bandra, Dadar and Colaba from Monday, 1st May to Saturday, 6th May 2017 from 11 am to 6 pm daily.

This is a week-long fun filled camp designed for children between 4 – 16 years.

The camp includes sports, art & craft activities, professionally conducted workshops, games, quizzes, competitions, cooking, teachings on religion, Gujarati speaking and writing & much more.

Summer Camp Registration Fees

1st April to 22nd April 2017
XYZ Member: Rs. 2,200
Non-XYZ Member: Rs. 4,200

23rd April to 30th April 2017
XYZ Member: Rs. 2,500
Non-XYZ Member: Rs. 4,500


There is a 1 day resort trip included for participants on Saturday, 6th May to Panoramic Resort, Panvel.

Parents and non-participants of the camp can also join at an additional cost of Rs. 1,000.
(Children below 10 years of age must be accompanied by a parent)

Cheque Payments / NEFT for registration and donation can be made in favour of XYZ FOUNDATION

For further details & registrations click here: or call:

XYZ Foundation: Hoshaang: 9820683398 / Delnaz: 9820402142
THANE: Havovi: 9819006165 / Daisy: 9987577618
ANDHERI: Tinaz: 9820784395 / Armin: 9029038258
BANDRA: Keshmira: 9821484865 / Trithy: 9820221726
DADAR: Jeniffer: 9820534407 / Shernaz: 9820356213
COLABA: Khurshid: 9819283002 / Jezreen: 9820608880

Please do pass on this message.

Zarthushtra – The Golden Star

Here is a book named Zarathushtra -The Golden Star” written by Mrs. Pareen Lalkaka. The book deals with the life of the Prophet, stories of the Amesha Spentas and the Kusti Prayers. It is meant for children and is consequently written in extremely simple style so that children can easily read it, understand it, and enjoy it. To please children the book is illustrated with coloured pictures.

Ancient Iran was clothed with luscious vegetation. The farmers who cultivated the fields had flocks of sheep, cows, horses, dogs and camels. In the absence of money, these were exchanged for the purchase of the necessities of life. When strong people living on the frontiers poured down and attacked the innocent and carried away their cattle and eatables, they prayed to God for help. Ahura Mazda asked the Fravashis to go to the world to help mankind. They willingly agreed. Amongst those that came to Iran was the child Zarathushtra who was destined to rise as a prophet.

At the time of his birth Zarathushtra laughed, whereas all other children cried. As he grew up he became kind and generous. When he began to preach his religion, the hostile heretic priests carried on counter propaganda against him. Friendless and forlorn, Zarathushtra fled to Ahura Mazda and requested him to help him as a friend. He longed to see and greet Ahura Mazda. With the Lord God with him, he taught people to be kind and loving. Zarathushtra then visited King Vishtaspa and his noble queen, Hutaoshi, who helped him whole-heartedly.

Then follow stories about the Amesha Spentas. The fist King Hushang who discovered fire and other precious things for the nourishment of the people. The story of Zahak, Faridun and Kawa the blacksmith, Iraj the brave and kind and his brothers, Kaikhushru and other Kai kings and the lovely story of Shireen and Shehernaz ends the stories. The book ends with the Kusti prayers.

It is very creditable of Mrs. Pareen Lalkaka to have written such an excellent book. This book is of universal interest, and I am sure that people all over the world will enjoy reading it and will learn something about our prophet and have a glimpse of our religion.

by the Late Dastur M. N. DHALLA

M.A., PH.D., D.LITT.

Click Here to download the e-book – Zarthushtra – The Golden Star

Zochilday – 2015 – 30 November 2015

We invite all the Zoroastrian students around the world to be a part of this event. Please click below to download the forms of the coming zochild and send the forms duly filled with the required material to the nearby locations( To find the forms delivery addresses CLICK HERE) :

Please enroll for this mega event full of fun & learning, by 30th September to avoid disappointment.


For Zochild 2015. Please contact:

  • S.S.C. Schools: Mrs.Silloo Commissariat :022-2307 5591 (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
  • I.C.S.C./C.B.S.E. Schools & baugs:
    Mrs. Yasmin U. Dhanda: +91 9820343322
  • Dadar: Mrs.Mithoo J Jesia : 022-24149571 / +91 9920971008
  • Mahim: Mr. Kekobad Kerawalla : +91 9930468716
  • Bandra: Mrs. Kashmira Kapadia: +91 9819231825
  • Western Suburbs: Mrs.Hutoxi D.Aibara: +91 9821227009/ 022- 26700583
  • Rustom Baug, Mazgaon: Mrs. Monaz A. Wadia:+91 9920268331
  • Jer baug, Vikhroli & eastern Suburbs : Mrs.Nilofer R. Dalal: +91 9920592496 /+91 9821582496
  • Nowroz Baug, Wadia baug, Tata Housing Colony: Mr.Kersi Mistry: +91 9821166064
  • Thane: Mr. Bomi Boyce: +91 9820333847
  • Pune: Mrs.Veera Patel: +91 9850645908


Click below to download Volunteer Registration form:
Volunteer Registration Form 2 0 1 5

XYZ LAFA – Registration

At the outset, let me first congratulate each and every one who is a part of the XYZ family for receiving a donation of Rs. 10 Lakhs from Mr. Dara Hansotia who is now a benefactor of XYZ Foundation.
He has donated this money for the corpus we are setting up for the future of XYZ. We thank him for always supporting us and along with him all the other individuals who have made the activities of XYZ possible. We know that there are many other generous individuals in our community and we hope that they too come forward and believe in our cause.
Our next activity is XYZ LAFA – Literary Arts & Fine Arts Festival which is scheduled forSunday, 12th July 2015 at J.B. Vachha High School, Dadar.
Attached are the rules and regulations along with a list of the various activities for the XYZ members at the event. Please note that the member must participate in his/her age group only.
Transportation by bus and lunch will be provided to all participants of XYZ LAFA.
Please do remember to take a print of the Participant Entry Form and fill in all the required details. Do remember to submit the form along with the registration fee of Rs. 200 to the group volunteers before 30th June 2015.
Once again, I would personally like to thank you for your support and guidance. If any of you would be able to guide us with speaking to other individuals about donating to XYZ Foundation, please do give us a call and we will accompany you and present our organisation to them.
Thanks and Regards,

Hoshaang Gotla
Founder, XYZ

Our Super Scouters!!!

Let’s hear it for our Super Scouters!!!

The East Bombay Bharat Scouts and Guides District Association is proud to have in its midst, three stalwarts who have been conferred the prestigious Silver Elephant (the highest award by The Bharat Scouts & Guides).

The three gentlemen are (pictured from left to right) Scouter Dr. Cyrus B. Wadia – District Chief Commissioner (awarded in 1992); Scouter Pesi A. Damania – District Commissioner – Scouts (awarded in 2005); and Scouter Khurshed D. Hathiram – Vice President of the District (awarded in 2015).

All the three awardees continue to give honorary services to their association and the Scouting movement in Mumbai.


Courtesy : Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman of Secunderabad and Hyderabad shared Jam-e-Jamshed‘s photo.

Navar ceremony of Jahan J. Fatakia

Jam-e-Jamshed's photo.

The Navar ceremony of Jahan J. Fatakia, aged 9 years and studying in the Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School, son of Er. Jawid B. Fatakia and Yasmin, was performed at the Bai Motlibai Wadia Agiary (Jogeshwari West) on Roj Hormazd, Mah. Dae, Y.Z 1384, May 15.

The Navar ceremony was conducted under the able guidance of Er. Eric Dastur and Er. Khusru Kanga.

Panthaki Saheb Framroze D. Vatcha, all the Mobed Sahebs and support staff of the Agiary extended full support.

Courtesy : Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman of Secunderabad and Hyderabad shared Jam-e-Jamshed’s photo.

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