Parsi welfare organization celebrates 75th anniversary

IMG_20140703_170533Pune: The Poona Zarthosti Seva Mandal celebrated its 75th anniversary on Friday at Pudumjee Hall in Camp. The guest speaker for the event was Supreme Court judge Rohinton Nariman.

Nariman said: “The idea of prayer is to tell one how to live. Also, if one asks for anything in their prayer, it should only be something that is righteous and beneficial to others than themselves.”

He also enumerated the essence of charity in the Zoroastrian faith. He quoted one of the ancient gaathas (hymns) which states, “Helping those in need will lead one to be bestowed with blessings of the almighty.” The Mandal traces its history to 1940. It was set up with the idea of benefiting women of the Parsi community, and has since gone on to become a welfare organization for all members.

Published on Times of India