…In Contribution, Beyond Compare!
The advent of the promising Spring season has indeed infused much life and activity into our community, both in India and the world over. And as always, the community’s top favourite – Parsi Times, brings you all the power-packed happenings that the onset of Spring has sprung upon us!
In addition to the auspicious Jamshedi Navroz, the month of March has given us much reason to celebrate and take pride in some of the extraordinary achievements and prestigious honours bestowed on Zoroastrians… While our UK-based prodigies – Lord Karan F Bilimoria CBE DL and Adar Poonawalla shone brightly amongst the prestigious GG2 Power List’s Top-20, Mumbai’s top-cop, aapro ACP Kayomerz Irani was bestowed the esteemed President’s Police Medal… While 24-year-old Huafrid Billimoria struck a world record in becoming the first and fastest Indian with dystonia to conquer the ‘Ironman Dubai 70.3’ – the world’s most challenging triathlon, our cherished and much respected US-based Er. Zarrir Bhandara redefined the essence of being a charitable and giving Parsi, by donating blood and plasma over 500 times and contributing towards having saved over 1500 lives!
It was heart-warming to receive mails from various Anjumans and Agiaries sharing joy and images of Zarthostis celebrating Navroz, finally being able to come together in person and pray and enjoy as a community once again, thanks to Covid finally making its departure.
And speaking of departure, the news which stole the spotlight was the announcement of India’s leading legal luminary, Justice Shahrukh Kathawalla retiring as judge of the Bombay High Court, after providing a sterling, fourteen-year-long service. His inspirational life-journey, values and words shared at his farewell, provide glimpses into the life of this Judicial legend.
Read all this and lots more in this week’s edition… and smile in pride to belong to the most minuscule community that ever lived, and which richly deserved the praise heaped upon us by Mahatma Gandhi himself, as, “In numbers Parsis are beneath contempt, but in contribution, beyond compare.”
Have a lovely weekend!