17th Anniversary Celebrations Of Shapoorji Fakirji Jokhi Agiary, Godrej Baug

The Godrej Baug Residents Welfare Association celebrated the 17th Anniversary of the Pak Aatash Padshah Saheb at Shapoorji Fakirji Jokhi Agiary, Godrej Baug on 16th December, 2016 with a jasan ceremony led by Panthaky Er. Harvespa Madon, and performed by Er. Delzaad Inspector, Er. Burgis Desai and Er. Kersasp Sidhwa. Organised at the Eco-Park, the Chief Guest for the evening was Dr. Aashish Contractor, an ex-resident of Godrej Baug, while the Keynote Speaker was Er. Sheherazad Pavri. Secretary of the Association, Sharukh Billimoria compered the evening that commenced with a Humbandagi, followed by a welcome song and a skit on Jasan rituals written by Pervin Sidhwa, directed by Jerbanoo Nargolwalla and performed by the young residents of the colony. The skit explained in detail the two jasans, viz., ‘Zinde Ravaan Jashan’ performed for joyous occasions and the ‘Anushahe Ravaan Jashan’ performed in honour of deceased people, on the death anniversary our Prophet Zarathushtra, the death anniversary of Dastoorji Kukadaru Saheb and in honour of Homaji Khurshedji on his death anniversary, Homaji Ni Baj. Welcoming the gathering, President Farhad Hozdar said, “It is said that a community that prays and dines together, is the happiest. Godrej Baug is one big happy family with our Fire Temples as the storehouse of all the positive energies in the Universe. When prayers become a habit, miracles become a lifestyle”. This was followed by felicitations of the Chief Guest, Keynote Speaker and other notable individuals.

Chief Guest, Aashish Contractor who is currently the Head of the Department of Rehab and Sports Medicine at Mumbai’s Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and author of ‘The Heart Truth’, elucidated the contribution of Parsis towards our community and our country as a whole and also emphasised the need to work towards fitness and good health. The event concluded with prize distribution ceremony for scholastic excellence and other achievements, followed by the Zoroastrian Anthem and dinner catered by Er. Nariman Dalal.

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