Mr. R. P. Perera of UNESCO had strongly advised that PARZOR publicize its activities at various levels. This was essential in order to attract national attention to the heritage of the Parsis and the issues that they face, which are of concern to all those involved with protecting the heritage of humanity. For this module we had planned two exhibitions, but concluded by holding five exhibitions. Although these were an expensive proposition they have brought in benefits in the form of possible partnerships with institutions of national importance, assistance from Government, researchers some of whom have already commenced work with PARZOR and media and public attention and assistance.
The exhibition was carried to Ahmedabad and Vadodara. The Hutheesing Visual Arts Centre, Ahmedabad became during 21st to 23rd October the Centre for not just the exhibition but a heartening Participatory Cultural Revival. Dr. Mallika Sarabhai, inaugurated the exhibition and “Glimpses 2001” was screened. The Gujarati Press and regional television channels covered the event. “The Sandesh” did a major cover story on the UNESCO project. In Vadodara, the exhibition was held at the Parsi Panchayat Hall. In both cities of Gujarat Mrs. Villoo Mirza, Ashdeen Lilaowala and the team from NID gave tremendous support. The NIFT also provided financial assistance for these two exhibitions.
The PARZOR project also put up an exhibition of Homai Vyarawalla’s historical photographs during the Delhi Parsi Anjuman’s 40th Anniversary from the 21st to 23rd of December. The PARZOR project speakers included Dr. Nadir Bharucha on Medical issues, Mrs. Mani Kamerkar on Parsi Theatre, Mr. Dadi Pudumjee on puppetry. Dr. Cama introduced Mrs. Homai Vyarawalla and conducted a question and answer session with her. Mr. Perera of UNESCO also addressed the audience.
The 2nd of October 2003 found the UNESCO Parzor team at the NCPA, Mumbai. Sri Mohd. Fazal, the Governor of Maharashtra, inaugurated the exhibition.In the beautiful ceremony with school children of the Avabai Petit High School singing a Monajat of blessing, the Governor released a book on Dadabhai Naoroji, the ‘Grand old man of India’, and Shri Jaswant Singh, the Finance Minister of India, released a 5-rupee coin commemorating the veteran leader. Read More
52 Chowringhee Road became the focal point of the Kolkata Celebrations of 3000th Anniversary Celebrations of Zoroastrian Culture from 24-25 January 2004. H.E. Shri Viren J. Shah, Governor of West Bengal, the Chief Guest, released the film “Asha: The Law of Harmony”. The spirit of volunteerism was visible from the moment one reached the Olpadwala Hall. The Kolkata Parsis hosted the PARZOR celebrations in a Parsi ambience with volunteers assisting and helping in every way possible. Read More
Textile workshops for training and development of Parsi Embroidery have been held from 2005-2006.
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In December 2008 the Parzor health Module findings were presented at an international seminar in Mumbai