Hyderabad Parsis Felicitate Er. Kavas Umrigar For Thirty Years Of Service

The Parsis of Hyderabad felicitated Er. Kavas D. Umrigar, Mobeb of Bai Maneckbai N. Chenoy Agiary, Hyderabad, who retired after putting in thirty years of sincere and dedicated service to the Agiary. The well-attended function commenced with a Humbandagi and a Tandarosti prayer led by Head Priest Er. Mehernosh Bharucha for Er. Kavas and wife Tehmi.

Er. Kerfegar Antia compered the function, presenting a brief life history of Er. Kavas, following which, Staty Doctor, wife of the Trust Secretary Russi Doctor, garlanded Er. Kavas and his wife, while Er. Mehernosh Bharucha praised his services. Farida Antia spoke on the topic ‘Value of a Mobed’, stressing on the words of famous Prof. Richard Frye who had mentioned (as far back as 1965) that if Parsis did not take care of their Mobeds for three generations, it would endanger the survival of Parsis as an ethnic group, adding, ‘No Mobed, No Parsi’.

Er. Kerfegar Antia read out a citation on behalf of the Trustees of Bai Maneckbai N. Chenoy Agiary in appreciation of Er. Kavas’s services and requested President, Mehernosh Chenoy, to present the Citation to Er. Kavas. Trustee Shapoor Toorkey honoured Er. Kavas with a Shawl. Chenoy presented a ‘purse’ to Er. Kavas on behalf of the Parsees of Hyderabad.
In his acceptance speech, Er. Kavas thanked all for the honour bestowed on him, recollecting his strong association with all Mobeds – past and present – who he worked with over the past three decades. He also thanked the Trustees for their cooperation through these years. Behroze Amaria, daughter of Er. Kavas also thanked everyone for attending the function and felicitating her father. In his vote of thanks, Er. Kerfegar Antia thanked the Trustees of the Agiary for their kind gesture, as also Secretary, Russi Doctor, for his efforts in organizing the function, Er. Burzin Dastoor for designing and printing the Citation and Vispy Saher for arranging the function and for collection of a purse. The function was followed by high tea, courtesy, the Trustees of the Dar-e-Meher.

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