Reasons To Smile
It hit the community like the much-needed and much-missed feeling of joy, amidst the ongoing gloom, to know that after twenty-eight long years, a member of our Parsi community had once again made it to the Indian Cricket Team! Nargol’s Arzan Nagwaswalla has been the toast of our cricket-crazy community ever since BCCI announced last week, that Arzan had been selected to represent the Men in Blue, as part of the 20-member squad, in the upcoming UK tour, for the World Test Championship and the Test Series.
It fills us all with immense pride and delight as Arzan joins the league of Parsi cricketing greats like Farokh Engineer, Polly Umrigar, Nari Contractor, Rusi Modi, Diana Edulji and Rusi Surti! Here’s wishing him the very best as he starts this prestigious innings! May he continue to keep the Parsi flag fluttering high!
In other news, it comes as a welcome relief that Indian vaccine manufacturers – SII and Bharat Biotech – have ramped up production that will make good the current vaccine shortage. For the larger part of our community which resides in Mumbai, it comes as an even greater respite that SII has committed to deliver one and a half crore of Covishied vaccines to Maharashtra, by the end of next week.
These are surely reasons to smile, as things seem to slowly start looking up, reinforcing our sense of hope and faith.
Stay safe and have a lovely weekend!