– New Initiative ‘The ZTFI Helpline’ Launched –
The Zoroastrian Trust Funds of India (ZTFI) held its Annual Fest 2022 at Cama Baug, on 12th November, 2022. The evening began with the auspicious and heart-warming Navjote ceremony of two Zoroastrian children – Varzan Bhagwagar and Tiana Sukhadiya, nobly organized by ZTFI, with the support of the Navjote donors – Rasheed Patel and Rashna Mistry. It was conducted by Er. Kaizad Karkaria and the priests of Rustom Framna Agiary who conducted the Navjote. ZTFI gifted the newly inducted Zarthostis and their families valuable goodies.
Over 500 community members gathered to make the most of the evening fest. Hosts for the eve, charismatic Kerfegar Eduljee and Hormuz Daruwala – charmed the audiences. The enthusiastic audiences were kept engaged through the evening, participating in various fun activities and contests including counting the number of holes in a belt or figuring out the tallest heel, as well as Spot prizes and a Lucky Draw competition. The live band ‘Hijackers’ rocked the stage and had the audiences dancing to their fun tunes!
An audio-visual presentation by Kaizad Chinoy screened ZTFI’s glorious 13-year-old journey, highlighting various programs, achievements and support provided to the community, including Feed-A-Family monthly initiative, Soul Mate program, Zoroastrian Achievers Awards Night, various religious and picnic trips, concluding with a touching message by the dynamic Yasmin Mistry, Founder Trustee and Chairperson, ZTFI.
Living up to its motto, ‘Community First’, ZTFI also launched yet another, brand-new initiative on the occasion – the much needed ‘ZTFI’s Helpline: 909-909-6874’, which was well-received by the audiences and would be of great benefit to the community. Yasmin Mistry shared how this would prove to be doubly advantageous, benefitting both – community members in need of support, as well as those who wished to do community service and help fellow Zarthostis in need. Assuring that this initiative as one that was ‘For the Community and By the Community’ Yasmin reinforced how ZTFI would always reach out and support all humdins.
The stage lit up with the glamour of Parsipanu as vibrant contestants did a ramp walk, showcasing their gorgeous Garas and talents, including little dance moves to stylish walks! Guests of Honour for the occasion, Dr. Cyres Mehta, Noshir Dadrawala and Hoshang Jal also addressed the gathering and were felicitated by Kersi Randeria and ZTFI Trustees. Committee Members were also felicitated with an appreciation for their dedication, with a special thanks extended to the spirited and fab – Team ZTFI.
The event was sponsored by the Godrej Group, The Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank Ltd, Master Group and Della Group with Parsi Times as the Media Partner. A scrumptious dinner by Tanaz Godiwalla concluded ZTFI’s gala Annual Fest 2022, amidst much joy, fun and community camaraderie!