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Nature Hike — Fall Colours

Invitation for Nature Hike on Sun 10/19 with Zoroastrians in New Jersey

Invitation from ZAPANJ Board of Trustees

What: Nature Hike — Fall Colours

Where: Warwick County Park – trail map attached, different excursions available, ranging for children to adults. There are easy family hikes just as much as there are hunting adventures with shooting authority.


Meet at the covered pavilion ( pavilion # 2 ) by the sand volleyball court.

When: Sunday 19th October 2008 @ 10: 30 am


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

Tehran, Janbakhtegan Games Concluded, Photos

Courtesy: “O’Shihan Cultural Organization” O’Shihan Cultural Organization znamoderator

Mon Aug 4, 2008 10:51 pm (PDT)

Close to 600 Zoroastrians from different cities of Iran participated in
5-day Janbakhtegan Games in Tehran. It was organized and managed by Zoroastrian Students
Center (ZSC). In closing ceremony, guest speakers were; Dr. Esfandiar Ekhtiari
(Zoroastrian MP in Iran), Allahyar Daneshmand (chair of Tehran
Zoroastrian Anjoman) and Dr. Mobed Ardeshir Khorshidian (chair of Tehran
Mobeds Anjoman).

O’Shihan is willing to select the best photogarpher of this games by
10th August 2007. If you are interested, please send your photo(s) by email to

Thanks to photographers and Zoroastrian sites in Iran (Amordad, Berasad and Hamazoor) who reported and displayed
the photos promptly .

See the slides of the selected photos from different sites with music

See the results (Persian):

Closing Ceremony Photos (Amordad):

Closing Ceremony Photos (Berasad):

Winners (with Photos) from\

Distinguished Players:\

See the selected photos:

Tehran, Janbakhtegan Games, Photo Competition

Courtesy: “O’Shihan Cultural Organization” O’Shihan Cultural Organization   znamoderator

Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:34 pm (PDT)

Send your digital photo(s) of Janbakhtegan Games happening in Tehran these days and win C$100.

1- Anybody can take part in this competition

2- The photo can be of any size

3- The photo can be in black/white or colour

4- A person can send more than one photo

5- All received photos would be published on O’Shihan Cultural
Organization’s web site.

6- With your photos, please provide your name and Telephone no. in Iran
to be contacted.

7- Just email your photos to
<> and in subject line of the email put

O’Shihan Cultural Organization

Tehran, ‘Janbakhtegan’ Games, Photos

Courtesy: “znamoderator”   znamoderator

Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:42 pm (PDT)

The Zoroastrian Student Center (ZSC) released the number of Participants of
the 28th round of Janbakhtegan Cup (Jaam-e Jaanbaakhtegaan)

With the ending of registration for the 28th Round of Janbakhtegan Cup
(Iran-Iraq War’s Zoroastrian Martyrs) , the ZSC has announced the numbers of participants to be about 600.

Each year Jam-e Janbakhtegan is organized by ZSC. This
year almost 600 participants have registered in different fields like;
Footabll, Basketball and Volleyball, Solo Sports (swimming, ping
pong, badminton, cycling, chest, and dart) and decathlon sports.
According to ZSC, there are 5 teams of Adolescents, 4 teams
of children and 4 teams of Adults.

In the volleyball matches, there are three (male) adult teams and 7
female teams and for basketball, there will be 6 adult teams.

In Ping Pong(table tennis) groups, there are 7 females, 19 male adults, 26 male
adolescents and in Chest game there are 31 adolescents and 7 adults.

The numbers of participants in Badminton for this year is the same
as last year. There are 12 male adults, 5 female adults, 24 male
adolescents and 9 female children.

Swimming teams cosists of :

9 childrens, 7 adolescents, 6 adults in Free Style team.

In cycling:

7 male, 12 female cyclists (speed cycling) and 3 male cyclist for
stamina cycling.

For Running, there are 15 Participants for the Stamina running.

Janbakhtegan Games is one of the most important events of the year for Zoroastrian community in Iran. It is organized each year on the first 15 days of Amordad organized each year at Markar Sport and Culture Center situated in Tehranpars.

This year Janbakhtegan Games started on 28th July and shall conclude on 1st August 2008.

Our dear fellow Zarathushtis who lost their lives defending our motherland during Iran-Iraq war are;
Rotsam Azarbad, Mehrdad Fararooni, Kaykhosrov Kaykhosravi, Esfandiar Darabian, Feraydoon Nejad Kay, Parviz Abadi, Jamshid Goshtasbi, Ardeshir Moradian, Jahanbakhsh Namiranian, Behrooz Bastani, Farhad Khadem, Kamran Ganji, Dayhim Shahriari, Daryoush Abadian, Mehrdad Abadian and Daryoush Shahzadi

Source: Amordad Blog

See the photos of opening ceremony:

11th Zarathushti Games – 2008, California

The Zoroastrian Sports Committee (ZSC) is proud to announce that the “11th Zarathushti Games” will be held in the beautiful city of San Diego, California, USA from July 2nd  thru July 6th , 2008.  All Zarathushti athletes are encouraged to participate. Prove your muscle in Sunny Southern California and win the Gold.  Make new friends and strengthen old friendships. Visit: for more up-to-date information.

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