The Bai Virbaijee Soparivala (BVS) Parsi High School in Pakistan, founded in 1859 by Seth Shapurji Hormusji Soparivala, celebrated 160 years on 24th May, 2019 with prayers and a grand Milad.
Meant for Parsi children, after the Indo-Pak partition in 1947, the school’s then principal Behram Rustomji opened its doors for to non-Parsis on the request of the Quaid-i-Azam. Today, Muslim students are in a majority here.
Separate special morning prayers were held for students and teachers who followed different faiths – Zoroastrian, Islam, Christian and Hindu. The anniversary function included religious recitation and programs by ex-students, current students as well as teachers. Kermin Parakh, principal of BVS Parsi High School, spoke in good humour about the old Virbaijeeite and asked all to join her in prayer for the school’s, city’s and country’s prosperity, laying special emphasis on the need to stay united. The event concluded with the school band playing ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Congratulations’, followed by the school song.