Nothing binds a community more than its youth coming together for the common purpose aimed towards its growth and success. This need for the convergence of youth becomes that much more amplified when the community is as minuscule as ours. This is why Parsi Times is always delighted to proudly celebrate the efforts of our Zoroastrian organisations and individuals, based in Mumbai, India or across the world.
All such events, which bring together community members under one roof, fortify and augment our community’s identity – be it our simple, routine religious events and ceremonies – like Jashans, Salgrehs, Humbandagis and Nirangs, etc., which are held in our fire-temples, or then local, national or international events held by Zarthoshti institutes, like the ZTFI (Zoroastrian Trust Funds of India), XYZ (Extremely Young Zoroastrians), WAPIZ (World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis), WZCC (World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce), FEZANA (Federation of Zoroastrian Association of North America), Return-To-Roots, the ZTFE (Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe), which is currently hosting the 8th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress in London… and many more!
While community members gather to partake of these events, yet another premiere UK-based Zoroastrian institution – the World Zoroastrian Organisation (WZO) is celebrating the glory of our greats, through an exhibition titled: ‘Influential Zoroastrians’, at the WZO House in London, under the visionary direction of its dynamic President – Zerbanoo Gifford.
The least we can do as a community, is show gratitude by nurturing a genuine interest and ensuring our patronage towards the efforts and dedication of such institutions and events, which cultivate not just unity within our community, but also foster its perpetuity.
Have a good weekend!