Endeavour by Micro Minority Community
– Parsi Zoroastrians
Matrimonial Meet at Ahmedabad.
Government of India even do take care with interest of micro minority / mallest
communities in India. There are many
facilities being provided by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of
India. In case of Parsi Zoroastrians
community, which is accounted as most micro minority community in India to
influence the boys and girls to get married at an early age, produce more
children and increase the population. A
question is raised – whether the community by name Parsi Zoroastrians in India is
a Minority community. Answer is big
NO. They are accounted under head
“Others”. This was brought to the
notice by Mrs. Pearl Mistry, Counselor of Jiyo Parsi Programme, being
undertaken by PARZOR Foundation under influence of Ministry of Minority
Affairs, Government of India. She had
highlighted in an opening of the event speech that Parsis Zoroastrians
according to latest 2011 census, Parsis in India are accounted at 57,264,
against one of the earliest census in 1941 at 114,000. May be by 2021, when the pupulationof India
will be at 1.3 trillion, 130 crore, the number of Parsis expected at 58,000 for
which increase there are number of schemes being mooted by Ministry of Minority
Affairs, Government of India. The
population of Parsis in India is at present level of 00.0048% of total
population of India. Parsi community is not placed as a Minority since
they are less than 100,000 population.
They are accounted as part of the class of minority community under head
idea of arranging Matrimonial Meet was mooted by one Mrs. Kety Daruwala, a
Trustee in Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat as also holding Trusteeship with many
other trusts in Ahmedabad. Her idea was not
accounted seriously, however, when she approached likeminded private other
trusts in Ahmedabad since major requirement to arrange such a meet was Finance
and Physical attendance. Both came to her
rescue – a trust by name D&MGCT – Dhanjishaw and Manijeh Gamir Charitable
Trust when one of the Trustee – Mr.Porus Karanjawala was there [He died in last
August only], decided to offer financial help, while physical work was accepted
by a group of young generation – PYLA – Parsi Youth League of Ahmedabad. The testators of the trust, late Dhanjishaw
and Manijeh had no children but keeping in mind todays reality of having
married life and children, to keep on population of the Parsis at a reasonable
level had created the trust with one of the objective which was fulfilled by
the present trustees. The initiative
work of the meet was started way back in July this year – 4 months before
schedule meet took place on 27th and 28th October
2018. Tragic death of Porus during last
August was main loss of guidance, however, other trustees, Mr. Aspy Bharucha
and Mr. Jamshed Shroff took initiative to make the event successful.
rightly said that for a good cause the Great God always remain present to
help. Accounting this in mind, PARZOR,
Jiyo Parsi joined as co-ordinator of the event. Their contribution was widely accepted by
the Trustee – Mr.Aspy Bharucha in his opening speech of the session on 27th
were 144 registration took place, out of which 112 confirmed to
participate. The ratio was like 1 girl
to 3 boys. There were 31 girls
confirmed to attend against 81 boys.
However accounting few to drop out and few to join on last movement,
there were almost 111 participants between 31 girls and 80 boys. The participants were from across India,
accounting main cities – the host Ahmedabad, then Mumbai, Surat,
Hyderabad/Secunderabad, Pune, Navsari, Jamshedpur, and many. The organisers had meticulously planned
participants stay at one three star hotel with all relative requirements like
stay in, food, conference, etc., etc..
Very first night stay was accounted with fun and food – dance and dinner
at a community’s place at Kankaria Zorastrian Hall which was bigger to
enjoy. The main theme in having two
days stay was that far off from places when young generation came to a
purposeful event should know each other well, have enough dialogued and personality
exchange, etc.. The two days events went with opening session, serious warming
of the session, self-introduction, games, knowing liking and disliking and few
debatable points accounted.
important debatable points were from each side – from Girls – it was “Boys are
Mama’s pet” and “Girls are Fussy”. Total participants were divided into 9 groups,
and each groups were asked to present issues both in favour and against, of
course each side presented very well present burning issues within the community. Boys had flatly refused to accept the
version “Boys are Mana’s pet”. Good
debate took between the 9 groups and was Boys argued against such a belief and
proved to the level that “Boys are not Mama’s Boys”. Likewise, Girls also refused with the
version that “Girls are Fussy”. Most of
the girls today are highly educated and that by any chance they have their high
standard requirement. They don’t like
at all to be called “Girls are Fussy” in as much as they are better of in
education, professional and or employment career, earning good salary and would
always love to see that their counterpart is equally carries higher education,
good employment with descent salary, etc…
Any refusal from the girls should not be accounted as “Girls are Fussy”. By any standard, they are having higher
choice and understanding likewise seen in other communities as well. .
participants, both Boys and Girls, at the event were well balanced accounting
Education, and placement as either employment or professionally. Equally they were at part. Also they were well placed both in
Professional as also Employment Career with higher income earning. The average age group amongst the boys was
around 33 years whereas in case of girls it was around 25. Both gender were found equally good in games
both mental strain and physical strain were decided. The fun and joy during both days shared by
each one as great event with good harmony amongst themselves. Many have closure to each other though they
stay apart from one corner of the country to another one, as also within
participation from own city, they have come together first time.
days sessions ended with quite good result.
The organizer could know at the end of two days event that there were
two couple could confirm that they have found right type of their match and
decided to be united soon. There were
other 7 also equally found their choice of mate to decide in near future of
their united life. The participants
liked the session of “Self Introduction of Married Life” wherein, three couple
from Ahmedabad were selected – one with 42 years of marriage anniversary and
when both were from different places across India with almost 1400 km.,
distance, second with 31 years of marriage anniversary, being well settled in
their family a career, and third one with almost 16 years of marriage
anniversary well placed in business established. Each one narrated how and what adjustments
were made by them for their successful married life.
Feedback was collected from each of the participant to arrange next session
better than the one held recently. This
was the 5th such session arranged in last 2 decade in
Ahmedabad. Most of the participants
have offered “Good” to “Very Good” ratings.
Each one liked arrangement made by the Organiser and commended the work
performed by the volunteers. Most of
the participant opined “yes” when asking their views on the event whether they
have been satisfied and gained out of the event.
Aspy Bharucha the trustee and convener of the event thanked all participants
particularly those who had come from far off place. He thanked personally each of the organizer –
Mrs. Kety Daruwala, and Mr. & Mrs. Jamshed Shroof, and volunteers with
whose help the success of the event had taken place, to name few – all PYLA
committee members, Mr. & Mrs. Arize Bokdawala, Hoshedar Daboo, Cyrus
Darwalla, Bomi Shethana, Mrs.Pearl Mistry from JIYO Parsi office at
Mumbai. He thanked Mrs.Pearl Mistry who
stayed with the event for two days and conducted various sessions which were of
very high standard to understand what the Government, Jiyo Parsi are and would
like to do for the community.
Day 1: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JefBF3jh7AH7d5Lk6
Day 2: https://photos.app.goo.gl/b2VkfsWTetVPm4C36
Dhanjishaw and Manijeh Gamir Charitable Trust, Ahmedabad, with help of PYLA – Parsi Youth League of Ahmedabad, and JIYO Parsi, had organized Parsi Zorastrian Matrimonial Meet at Ahmedabad on 27th and 28h October, 2018.
For your kind information further to this:
* There were 138 participation registration were received – 98 from
boys and 40 from girls.
* Actual Participation took place by almost 111 = 82 from boys and 29
o From home city – Ahmedabad total 25 = 19 from boys and 6 from firls.
o From other cities total 86 – 63 boys and 23 girls.
o Besides home city – Ahmedabad, participation and attendance were
from almost 19 different cities from all over India;
o Majority were from Ahmedbad, Mumbai, and Surat..
* The result generated out of this meet is – 5 jodas – pairs already
confirmed and their marriages are likely to take place soon;
o They are : 6 to account
* Boy – Manager Aftab from Ahmedabad and Girl Sarkari Shehzin from
* Boy – Suratia Burzin from Navsari, and Girl Filter Decrine from
* Boy Suratia Meherzad from Navsari and Girl Dr.Dilshad Chiniwala from
* Boy Banaji Sharukh from Ahmeabad and Girl Sutaria Kaizeen
* Boy Mehta Jehangir from Dahnu and Girl Dumlawala Jerish from
* One more to announce their engagement ceremony on 6th October 2019.
o There are 3 engagements / marriage ceremonies took place – however,
Boys who had attended the event but girls did not. they are
* Boy Dalal Farhaz from Mumbai to … particulars still awaited
* Boy Gazdar Kayomarz from Pune to Girl Dotiwala Monaz from Amravati
* Boy Contractor Jeeshan from Mumbai to .. particulars are still
* One account of nearly completion of a year of this event, Ahmedabad
Mirror in their publication of Friday – 20th September 2019, had taken
labour to contact different above pairs and have highlighted the oriented
fruitful result of the event in their own statements as per two different
attachments to this mail.
May I request you to kindly highlight the issue in your publication ? Many
more eagerly waiting for their marriage union could know much of this event organized. The trust may arrange such an event next year 2020 on
appropriate time, may be October 2020.
With best regards,
for and on behalf of
Dhanjishaw & Manijeh Gamir Charitable Trust.
+91 98240 25279 + 98245 15279