ZWAS Celebrates Women’s Day With Global Folklore

The Zoroastrian Women’s Assembly of Surat (ZWAS) recently celebrated Women’s Day 2024, at the International Folklore Dance Fest 2.0, organised by Surat’s Taal Group, a Dance troupe by Krutika Shah and friends. The amphitheatre at Surat Science Centre came alive with vibrant gold and pink hues, commemorating friendship, femineity and festivity, celebrating Stree Shakti in […]

Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana Lifts 35TH Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament

The pentangular ‘Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament’, hosted by Surat’s Zoroastrian Club, from 12th -16th November, 2023, comprised cricket teams participating from Surat, Nagpur, Secunderabad, Kolkata and Jamshedpur. After 5 days of enthralling cricket, Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana clinched the coveted cup, defeating Surat in second place (based on run rate). The inaugural function was […]

Surat’s D N Modi Atash Behram Holds Glorious Bicentennial Celebrations

On 1st October, 2023, Surat’s Sheth Dadabhoy Nusserwanji Modi Atash Behram celebrated its glorious 200 year- anniversary celebrations, with great fervour and joy. The newly painted Atash Behram was adorned with garlands and thronged by about 4,000 devotees, through the day. A Hama Anjuman Macchi commenced at 7:00 am, by offering seven logs of sandalwood […]

Surat’s Parsi Pragati Mandal Celebrates Independence Day

Known for conducting various cultural and social programmes for the Zoroastrian community in Surat, the city’s Parsi Pragati Mandal (PPM) celebrated India’s Independence Day amidst much patriotic pomp and splendour. A fancy dress competition and talent show, across different age categories, was organised in the Pak Kadim Atashbehram Saheb compound to unleash the budding talents. […]

The Antiquity Of Goti Adarian

Second Only To Iranshah And Navsari’s Vadi Dar-e-Mihr   Courtesy: Er. Adil J. Govadia   Indeed, the history of Surat’s Goti Adarian remains a mystery. There is no record available as to its exact date of consecration or names of priests who consecrated the Adarian Saheb. Very limited details are available regarding its antiquity which […]

Lions Club Of Byculla Donates Fresenius Hemodialysis Machine

Marking the 47th Charter celebrations, Lions Club of Byculla (District 3231-A1 Mumbai), donated a Fresenius Hemodialysis German Machine worth Rs.7,20,000/- to Shree Manav Sahay Seva Trust, which runs a full-time Kidney Dialysis Center in Palanpur, Surat.  The Trust caters to financially underprivileged patients (PMJAY Card Holders) free of cost, suffering from chronic kidney failure, under the PM’s Jan Arogya Yojana scheme, […]

ZWAS Holds Exciting Summer Camp

The community’s premiere children’s institution in Surat – ‘Zoroastrian Women’s Assembly Of Surat; (ZWAS), organised the fun-filled ZWAS Summer Camp for about 57 excited children, from 5th – 7th May, 2023. The children, divided into three age-based groups, were taught to make name plates and pen stands by Daizy Patel and Keshmira Cama, while Mahazarin […]

COVID Deaths In The Community

At least 178 community members have passed away since onset of the coronavirus pandemic (March 2020) in India. Parsiana compiled the death statistics from 11 major Indian locations where significant Parsi populations exist. 105 deaths have been registered in Bombay, obtained from Worli Prayer Hall, where a large number of Covid-19 victims are cremated, though […]

Er. Sarosh Dastoor Awarded Doctorate

Surat’s Ervad Sarosh Keki Dastoor recently completed his PhD in Electronics Engineering with the latest technological trend and research thesis titled, ‘Cellular Planning and Heterogeneous Network Optimization for the Next Generation Wireless Mobile Communication’. During his tenure as a research scholar, he put in ten research paper publications and overall twenty-six publications in reputed journals […]