Category Archives: Trusts and Funds

Winners of the Fali Chothia Charitable Trust

Nov. 17, 2017

The Fali Chothia Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 scholarships:

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.

Ferin Yazdani-Biyouki is seeking a medical degree at VCU School of Medicine. Ferin moved here from Iran when she was quite young, and remembering the sacrifices her family made for her, is determined to support her community as a medical professional. She has been heavily involved in the activities of the California Zoroastrian Center LA, the Persian American Society for Health Advancement (for which she led an effort to collect 30k to provide eye treatments to visually impaired individuals in Tajikistan), and the 7th World Youth Zoroastrian Congress.

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

Nanabhoy Moos Research Fellowship

Through this email, we want your help.

We are searching any relative of Dr. N.A.F. Moos who was the first Indian Director of Colaba and Alibag Observatories in Mumbai and we want to know any of his relatives for the following purpose.

The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (An Autonomous Research Organization of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) Mumbai was earlier located at

Dr. Nanabhai Moos Marg, Colaba, R.C. Church, Mumbai 400 005

Dr. N.A.F. Moos was the first Indian Director of Colaba & Alibag Observatories. The Institute got autonomy and was converted into Indian Institute of Geomagnetism.

The Institute has recently introduced a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship scheme called: Nanabhoy Moos Research Fellowship.

This Fellowship is to be inaugurated by any relative(s) of Dr. N.A.F. Moos who was the first Indian Director of the Institute. If we can locate any relative of Dr. N.A.F. Moos, we shall be thankful to him if this fellowship scheme is inaugurated by him/her. Pl contact Director’s office of Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai on phone number: 0091-22-27480763 or email:


Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
(An autonomous research organization of the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)
Kalamboli Highway,
New Panvel,
Navi Mumbai 410 218
Phone: 022-27480763

Update on the Home for the Aged in Parsi General Hospital


PARSEE GENERAL HOSPITAL PREMISESBomanji Petit Road.,  Mumbai 400 036.

Land Marks : Near kemps Corner :  Opp Old American Consulate at Breach Candy


Office : 022  64519173    65726226


GENERAL TERMS AND STATUS :   Updated as on Nov 11, 2013.

Ø  Age 60 upto 80. :  Should be mobile. The Applicant has to be present in person during interview.

Ø  Should have a house of his/her ownso that in the event of becoming immobile, the Guarator has to shift him/herto his/her residence.

Ø  Ladies / Gents dormitories are separate.

Ø  Intercom Facility

Ø  Guarantee Letter by nearest Relative.

  Ground floor First Floor Second Floor Third Floor
Facility 3-4 Persons per Dormitory 3  Persons per Dormitory Individual Rooms  :  Small / Big One Bed Room, Hall, Kitchen
Bath Room Common Common Attached Attached
Lodging/Month Free 3500/- 15000/-  Small

22000/-   Big


2 months deposits in adv refundable

Boarding Free Free Extra – Not Compulsory. Extra – Can cook
Electricity Free Free Extra – Individual Meters Extra – Individual Meters
Servant Not allowed Not allowed Allowed at own cost Allowed at own cost
Telephone, TV, Cable Facility Common Lounge Common Lounge Own Arrangement Own Arrangement
Availibity as on Date Nov 11, 2013 Available Available Full Full



Courtesy :  Baji Kalwachia

Vacancy for Chief Executive Officer-BPP



The Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) are seeking the services of a Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian CEO with outstanding vision, strong management skills and the ability to provide strategic leadership under the direction of the Board. The Position will directly report to the Board of Trustees of the BPP.


Candidates must meet the following requirements

  • Degree in Law/ Accounting/ Finance/ Economics/ HR and IR from a recognized University with minimum 20 years of relevant experience.

  • Candidates with previous work experience at various management levels of GM, VP/ AVP, President need only apply.

  • Candidate must possess knowledge of IT Systems and processes, having ability to understand technology and its implementation for the Trust and its beneficiaries.

  • Experience in matters of Housing Laws, land development, trust laws, labour, legal and statutory requirements shall be an added advantage.

  • Exceptional leadership skills with demonstrated track record of working at senior level having extensive Human Relation skills set to lead a large staff and deal with beneficiaries.

  • The position carries a market-based remuneration package and welcomes applicants irrespective of gender.


Interested applicants should send their application along with CV and a recent passport size photograph to the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, 209, Dr. D. N. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 001. The cover/envelope should clearly state “APPLICATION FOR CEO.” Candidates will be interviewed by the Board of Trustees. Only short listed candidates will be called for interviews. However, all Applications will be duly acknowledged.

The Board of Trustees,

Bombay Parsi Punchayet

100 years of ‘Parsee General Hospital’

Bed, Benevolence and Bhonu. 100 years of ‘Parsee General’

By: Fiona Fernandez

Date:  2011-10-09 Place: Mumbai


Read the remarkable story of a father and son duo, who dreamt of a hospital to treat the old and the sick in the Parsi community, and the fund-raising efforts of the hospital’s core team that included staging theatre comedies.

Bed Benevolence and Bhonu


Courtesy : Mehernosh Kapadia

Residential Refresher Programme for Ostas, Ervads & Behdin Pasbaans






                                            Takes great pleasure to announce






The Ex-Students’ Association of the M.F. Cama Athornan Institute is organizing                      12th  Residential Refresher Programme  for the Ostas and Ervads & 5th Residential Workshop for “Behdin Pasbaans”  from 7th  to 18th  May 2013 at Cama Baug –(Small otla), Charni Road Junction, Grant Road, Mumbai, for providing training and practice of bhanter and ceremonies, for explaining the meanings and significance of different prayers and ceremonies, as well as for imparting information by way of questions-answers, lectures by Guest Speakers, Films and Audio –Visual shows etc. on interesting topics and matters raised by young and aged on various customs and practices.

We welcome registration from both – Athornan   and Behdin participants of Mumbai as well as all over India and abroad in large numbers.


The programme is totally FREE  OF COST  & open to persons of all ages, and includes boarding, lodging, supply of books, study materials, etc.


For  Admission  and further information , contact:-


¨ Er. Dr. Cyrus Solaina – 9820555266 .   

¨ Er. Keki Ravji – 9820471252, 23871783 –Cama Baug Agiary, Grant Road.

¨ Mr. Godrej Fanibanda – 9820330753.

For Inquires Contact  .: 22000831 , 65069313




Please click here for the Application Form & List of Clothes.12RRP-MFCAI-Announc-ADV for 14March13


Courtesy : Marzban Giara



On retiring, Ratan Tata to move out of Bombay House

Stalwart’s new calling card to sport Elphinstone Building address

Ratan Naval Tata, the 75-year old chairman of Tata Sons, is preparing to move to a new office after he retires on December 28.
Contrary to market speculation that he would continue to call the shots at Bombay House even after his retirement, Tata has decided to move office of the key Tata trusts — Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and other allied trusts out of Bombay House and its immediate vicinity such as Ewart House to a heritage building owned by the car-to-software group.
Courtesy : Cyrus Bulsara

WZO Canada – A Charitable Organisation

Ladies and Gentlemen:

This is a note to inform you all that WZO Canada is now an established Canadian Charitable Organization.

WZO, Canada’s Charity’s Registration Number is : 84429 0304 RR0001.

All donations made to WZO Canada are tax deductable and a receipt will be sent to you for the same.

We shall look forward to your kind support in disseminating this information to Zarathushtis in Canada in general, and the members of your associations in particular.

We would appreciate your efforts to urge your membership to become members of WZO Canada.

WZO international in UK has served faithfully to humanity in general and Zarathushti community in particular, in area of education, healthcare and in times of Natural disasters over more than 30 years.

We at WZO Canada hope to continue our efforts along the same lines, in the area of eliminating poverty and hunger, environmental sustainability, healthcare and opportunities in education to humanity in general and Zarathushti Community in particular in the years to come.

We can use all the help and assistance we can get, from our charity oriented Zarathushti Community in Canada to achieve these goals.


With Peace and Light from Mazda.


Jehan Bagli

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