IUU 2017 Is Here!!!

We’re nearly there folks!! We are just one week away from the Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2017 – the mega-cultural platform that brings together Zoroastrians from all over India and the world, to come together and unite in the name of culture and relive our glory! With thousands of registrations being handled effectively by the dedicated IUU team to ensure you have the most enriching and stree-free time of your life, hope you have booked your place in the historical celebrations at Udvada next weekend! Media Partner, Parsi Times, brings you the prominent highlights of the IUU – 2017 which will take place from the 23rd to 25th December, as also the names of the winners who participated in the IUU Contest.


For those who haven’t yet registered do so now!! You don’t want to miss the biggest cultural platform where Zoroastrians from all over the world and India, come together to celebrate our unique cultural glory!

The IUU 2017, which will be held in Udvada (Gujarat) from the 23rd to the 25th of December, 2017,  promises to be even bigger and better than the super-successful IUU 2015! The Iranshah Udvada Utsav takes place once in two years and organized by the Foundation for Development of Udvada (FDU), championed by the Dept. of Tourusm, Govt. of Guajarat and Udvada Samast Anjuman, supported by PM Narendra Modi alongside a host of Indian political, business and social luminaries, with Parsi Times as its MEDIA PARTNER!

Hon’ble Vice President VENKAIAH NAIDU HAS CONSENTED TO BE OUR CHIEF GUEST for the IUU 2017, with Guests of Honour – H’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat; H’ble Minister of Minority Affairs, SHRI. MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI; H’ble Minister for Textiles and I&B, Smt. SMRITI

ZUBIN IRANI; Shri PALLONJI SHAPOORJI MISTRY and Dr. FAROKH UDWADIA. Organised by Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor, the High Priest of Iranshah, Udvada, the event is the pride of the Community, and has been supported by some of our leading personalities, business houses and national and international Zoroastrian institutions including Ratan Tata, Cyrus Poonawala, Godrej, Cama, ZTFE (Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe); FEZANA (Fed. Of Zor. Associations of North America); and many more!



Highlights Of The IUU 2017 Itinerary:


DAY 1 – December 23, 2017:

Uziran Geh Hama-Anjuman Maachi and Khushali-nu-Jashan at Iranshah Atash Behram

5:30 or 6 pm onwards:               Evening Function
including felicitation and speeches by Guests of Honour – H’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat and H’ble Minister of Minority Affairs, Shri. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi; launch of Jiyo Parsi’s new film; presentation of ‘World Zoroastrian Congress- Australia 2018’; performance by girls of Bai AF Petit School, Bandra; and cultural programme.

DAY 2 – December 24, 2017:

10:30am                Morning Event
including Heritage Walks and Treasure Hunt (registration done at venue); Panel discussion – ‘How Do We Make Our Zoroastrian Religion Relevant To The Modern Times?’; Comedy Time with Yazdi Karanjia; Religious presentation by Dasturji Mehraban Firouzgary of Iran; Religious Presentation by Er. Soli Dastoor; Working Presentation by North American Mobed Council (NAMC); and Federation of Zoroastrian Association of North America (FEZANA).


5:30pm onwards                 Evening Program
Felicitation and Speech of Guests of Honour, H’ble Minister for Textiles and I&B, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani; Felicitation of Diana Marfatia in the field of Education and other Young Achievers; Religious play by children of MEJMT Dharmagyan class, Dadar; Cultural programme


DAY 3 – December 25, 2017:

(Event Open to all, Attendees are requested to dress up in traditional outfits – daglis, gaaras, saris)

10:30 or 11am       Morning Event
Parsi lustre on Indian Soil – a play; Felicitation of Dr. Farokh Udwadia; Felicitation of Mr. Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry; Felicitation and speech by H’ble Chief Guest Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India; IUU concludes with a Parsi Ghambar Lunch (seating on first come, first serve basis).



IUU 2017 Contest Results

Thank you for the fantastic response for IUU 2017 Quiz. The following are the 3 Lucky Winners of the Contest:

1. Yasmin Mistry
2. Mrs. Niloufer A.Wadia
3. Zarine J. Elavia

Winners are requested to kindly contact PT office on 66330405 between Monday to Friday, from 11am to 4pm.

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