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WZCC NY CHAPTER WEBINAR: FEBRUARY 7, 2021

“INTERPRETATIONS OF ASHO ZARATHUSTRA’S TEACHINGS IN THE GATHAS
WITH RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
BY
DR. KARISHMA KOKA
CO-FOUNDER – ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENTS ACADEMY, LONDON, UK
DATE / TIME: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2021 9:30AM EST (8:00PM INDIA TIME)
LOCATION: WEBINAR PRESENTATION ON ZOOM
           Meeting id : 848 725 1418
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CONTACT: NATALIE GANDHI nvania@encouragenewbiz.com
TOPIC: “INTERPRETATIONS OF ASHO ZARATHUSTRA’S TEACHINGS IN THE GATHAS WITH RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
In the Gathas, Dr. Karishma finds Neuro-Cognitive guidance that applies to the essence of the changing times. She finds messages for converting challenges to opportunities. In Asho Zarathustra’s thoughts and words, she finds the principles of Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship to build beyond available resources and guidance for joyfully working together for the Good of All.
Dr. Karishma will explain and discuss how the ancient and timeless Tenets and Principles have withstood the test of time and is applicable to all Peoples the World over in all aspects of personal and professional life.
ABOUT DR. KARISHMA KOKA:
In 2012 Dr. Karishma co-founded the Ultimate Achievements Academy with her mother, applying the principles from Neuroscience to Learning and Development in the Academic and Executive World. They help empower people through Neuroscience-based Holistic Life Coaching and Executive Training with knowledge and belief in the good in themselves and others, building confidence and self-esteem to add value to lives of others and achieve excellent results all though life. Dr. Karishma mentors students from high School to doctorate level in scientific fields. Recently, Dr. Karishma has founded the “Ba Humata” project aimed to build a Global Fellowship with all Zarathushti Associations around the world to share Zoroastrian Tenets and Principles and their application in personal and professional day-to-day life. She has learned the principles from her Grandfather Ervad Noshirwanji Pestonji Panthaki (son of Dasturji Pestonji Noshirwanji Panthaki, late Dasturji of Sir J.J Agiary, Pune), Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary (High Priest of Iran), Mobed Soli P. Dastur (USA), Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia (India) and the writings of Ervad K.E Kanga, Dasturji N. D Minocheherhomjee, Dasturji M. N Dhalla and Ervad Sir J. J. Modi among others.
After a BSc. in Chemistry, Environmental Science and Biology, Karishma did an MSc. (Research) in Computational Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore. She was selected  to do a PhD at the University of Cambridge, Neuroscience Programme, on Scholarship from Cambridge, Nehru and British Government Trusts. Her Post-Doctoral work at the Medical Research Council, London was on Stem Cells in the Brain and Learning & Development. Dr. Karishma believes strongly in and supports the Zarathushti Faculty Network, while being a member of the ZTFE (London). She believes that Social, Economic and Knowledge Entrepreneurship work effectively at the Global level of Fellowship with Zarathushti Tenets.
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WZCC – A BRIGHT STAR IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COMMUNITY

It was in the last month of the 20th Century – December 2000 just before the onset of the 3rd millennium that a bright spark gave birth to a noble and Global Organisation called WORLD ZARATHUSHTI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (WZCC). This shining star has been in existence since the last nineteen & a half year and has been performing successfully in the service of our Community.

It is gratifying to note that our worthy predecessors selflessly devoted their time, energy and money for the benefit of our Community at large. They gave us on a silver platter Housing, Educational Institutions, Medical facilities and many more facets of life, that too in abundance. Moreover Industrialists like Tata, Godrej, Wadia and many others provided the Community a honest means of livelihood for times immemorial.  We proudly salute them for their spirit of dedication and commitment.

However, besides these worthy benefactors there have been well accomplished individuals who have contributed towards making our Community vibrant and achieve economic prosperity. We therefore cannot thank enough the Global -Founder President of WZCC  – Mr Rohinton Rivetna, who is now Global President Emeritus. He with his foresight & along with his equally accomplished team established this Organisation. He laid a very distinguished and firm foundation so as to keep the spirit of Entrepreneurship/ Professionalism active and achieving milestones as time goes by.

The “Preamble” of WZCC world body quoted below gives an insight for all to understand the essence with which it was conceived.

“COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ENTREPRISE ARE MAJOR INSTITUTIONS OF HUMANKIND. PROFESSIONALISM, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMERCE & BUSINESS ENTERPRISE FOUNDED ON PRINCIPLES OF GOODNESS, HONESTY, CHARITY HAVE BEEN ZARATHUSHTI HALLMARK RECOGNIZED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE INTERMINGLING OF ZARATHUSHTI HISTORY AND COMMERCE DURING THE PAST TWO CENTURIES IS A CONSTANT REMINDER THAT AN ESSENTIAL INGREDENT OF PROSPERITY OF THE ZARATHUSHTI COMMUNITY ARE ITS PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND ENTREPRENEURAL ACHIEVEMENTS.

WORLD ZARATHUSHTI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WAS THUS ESTABLISHED TO KEEP ALIVE THE SPIRIT OF ZARATHUSHTI ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM. ITS MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE TRADE AND COMMERCE, PROVIDE A LINKAGE BETWEEN ZARATHUSHTI PROFESSIONALS, ENTREPRENEURS AND FINANCIERS AND BE THE CATALYST, SO THAT THE ZARATHUSHTI COMMUNITY MAY REMAIN VIBRANT FOR CONTINUING ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, BY THE GRACE OF AHURA MAZDA.”

It is heartening to note that the above mentioned Preamble has been continuously followed with the same zeal and sincerity of purpose which was ingrained since it was formulated years ago. Here again we need to express our gratitude to one more extremely well accomplished individual who is none other than Mr Minoo R. Shroff who was also the Global President of WZCC and is now Global President –Emeritus. He is the individual who raised this Organisation to greater heights in all the spheres of its activities. In his tenure, the Global Community became increasingly aware of WZCC and its achievements.

Over the years excellent individuals have given their might for the growth of this Chamber of Commerce – the only Chamber effectively existing in our Community. Even now all the concerned officials have effectively contributed so as to enhance the basic essence so aptly stated in the Preamble.

ACTIVITIES OF WZCC

This Global Organisation has a very wide spectrum of activities spanning across all the relevant aspects of Trade, Commerce & Industry, Entrepreneurship & Professionalism. All these activities are enumerated below :

  1. Chapters across the World organize Events covering Trade, Business, Commerce, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Professionalism.

 

  1. Entrepreneur Development Programmes.
  2. Training Programs for Entrepreneurs and Professionals.
  3. Business Plan Contests
  4. Annual Regional Meetings.
  5. Annual Global Meetings in India and Abroad.
  6. Honouring Outstanding Entrepreneurs / Professionals through Annual Awards
  7. Establishment of “WE” – Women Entrepreneur Wing _ Organizing Events for their special needs.
  8. Establishment of “YOUTH” wing.
  9. Formation of Business Advisory Committee.
  10. Extending financial support to promising small and medium size business Enterprises / Professionals for Start-Ups and business growth – in collaboration with WZOTF (World Zoroastrian Organization Trust Fund).
  11. Creation of Zoroastrian Faculty Network with focus on students going abroad for further studies.
  12. Talks / Lectures by Celebrities / Leaders from well-known Business Houses and others like TATA, GODREJ, CITIBANK, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, EX-SHERIFF OF MUMBAI, Lord Karan Billimoria, Lord Meghnad Desai and Senior Consulate Staff of various countries, together with world renowned scientists.
  13. Talks on Leadership / Discipline by Ex-Senior Defense Officials of our Country.
  14. Events covering Health Issues by eminent individuals.
  15. Speeches by Social Entrepreneurs.
  16. SynergyZ a crown jewel of WZCC in terms of Annual exclusive business journal having articles by Leading, Successful, Experienced Entrepreneurs / Professionals.
  17. Publication of Book on “Management”.
  18. Organizing “Zoroastrian Shark Tank” Event for Promising Business Youth.
  19. Members of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  20. Events to provide Networking for mutual benefit.
  21. MOU with Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  22. Field visits to gain practical perception.
  23. “Coffee with WZCC” is an effective mode of Communication – particularly amongst Youth.
  24. E-Blasts connect people worldwide.
  25. WZCC along with Fezana has formed “Zarathushti Entrepreneurship Development Foundation” – a new independent entity to enable Funding of Entrepreneurs in North America.

The aforesaid scenario indicates sufficiently the value that one could derive from such an ever active, vibrant and robust Chamber Of Commerce.

Any member of this Chamber can therefore have a very broad perception and gain immense knowledge, expertise, business contacts, networking which will ultimately result in actual increase in the quantum of his/her business growth, volume of customer base, which will ultimately result in improving the bottom-line – namely profits.

However, one should of course note that he/she has to take initiative and make efforts to grow & prosper. All the concerned officials, past & present, have given their sweat & blood and have personally contributed their time, energy and financial resources for the growth of this useful & prestigious Organisation. The members therefore can contribute further and in turn receive benefits out of their membership. In fact several members in the past have gratefully acknowledged the assistance they have received in various forms from this world body.

Coming to the most recent Global scenario, it is now an established fact that the Corona Virus will have a big adverse impact to all job seekers in the Corporate world. This has been well recognised and accepted by Industrialists across the Globe. It is therefore the right time for individuals to shift to the world of Entrepreneurship and become masters of their own. Opportunities are galore and will continue to grow. WZCC will therefore be an excellent entity to create successful Entrepreneurs and Professionals. In times of crises, like what we have been experiencing the world over, almost all business entities will certainly go for cost-cutting, will reduce their manpower and various overheads. They will have to, by force, think of innovative approaches to improve the quality of their products, supply chain, marketing network and add values keeping ultimately customers’ interest in mind. Unless this is done they will cease to exist.

WZCC, therefore, will welcome with open arms individuals of our Community, to become its Member, and those who are genuinely interested in expanding their horizon and become successful Entrepreneurs and Professionals. The present team of dedicated officials in India as well as in various Chapters abroad are well qualified, very well experienced and successful to guide and hand-hold its Members and lead them to their final GOAL which is “SUCCESS’.

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BY ADI B SIGANPORIA – GLOBAL CORPORATE SECRETARY – WZCC

WZCC Employment Status Survey

The following is a “Short 2 minutes Survey” by WZCC, for the collecting the basic current status of Zoroastrians employed across India.  Please note this is a simple “Quantitative Survey” to assess the data of Parsis/Iranis/Zoroastrians who are either employed or unemployed and looking for a job. This is a WZCC Initiative – World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce. Kindly please note, we presently are not providing any jobs. This survey is done to collect the numerical data to provide better support to the Zoroastrian Community.

Post the Survey, we shall assess and initiate the latter as per the demand. Further, if you are keen to apply or looking for a job, please mention below the details and your details on which we can effectively communicate at a later date.  “Kindly please note we are not providing any jobs at this point”

Click Here to take the survey

 

 

For queries : Wzcc.youth@gmail.com

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