Sporting Success: The Late Jal D. Pardiwala’s
All-Parsees Annual Athletic Meet 2019


The 36th Late Jal D. Pardiwala All Parsees Annual Athletic Meet 2019, which was conducted under the auspices of All Parsees Sports Foundation on the 9th and 10th of February, 2019, saw over five hundred and forty athletes (including Spot entries) participate from all across Mumbai as well as from Pune, Surat, Navsari and Vangaon. With a wide participant age-groups ranging from 4 years to 82 years, the Meet held nearly eighty-five sports events in all, which kicked off from 1:00 pm on 9th February to conclude the next evening, at the University Stadium.


Dr. Gustad B. Daver, Medical Director and Consulting Surgeon, HN Reliance Hospital, graced the Prize Distribution ceremony as the Chief Guest, with wife Rekha Daver, a Gynecologist. In his brief speech, he encouraged and advised the participants and also shared insights about organ donation and how it contributes greatly to the larger cause of humanity. BPP Trustee Xerxes Dastur also attended the Meet and cheered the participants.

The Managing Committee and the Organising Committee of The All Parsees Sports Foundation of Jal D. Pardivala’s ‘All Parsees Annual Athletic Meet’, are grateful to sponsors – Zoroastrian Bank; Zarine and Yazdi Daruvala Charitable Trust; World Zoroastrian Organisation Trust; Trustees Of Bombay Parsi Punchayet; Pirojsha Godrej Foundation; Rustomjee Builders-Keystone Realtors Pvt. Ltd.; Settna Memorial Trust; and Hilla Builders for their generous contribution over the years. They also extend thanks to Tanaz Godiwalla, Union Press, The Trustees Of Cama Convalescent Home in Bandra, Parsi Times, Jame Jamshed and Neeta Kocharekar of Shamika Photo-graphics; to all officials and volunteers; and to all colonies, baugs, associations and schools for participating in the Meet in such large numbers and making it a great sporting success!


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