Date: Jan 3, 2008 12:55 PM
Subject: Fw: UDVADA PROBLEM - important points from Ervad Hoshang Bhadha
To: TZML <TraditionalZarathushtris@yahoogroups.com>, "(Ervad) Hoshang
Cc: TMYZ Moderator <TMYZfirstname.lastname@example.org>, The Parsee Voice
Dear TZML members,
we share some important points made by Ervad Hoshang Bhadha on the
Dear Ervad Bhadha,
Thank you for your letter.
We are sharing parts of your letter with TZML members, TMYZ officials,
the Parsee Voice and other Zarathushtis.
We warmly recommend that you join both TZML and TMYZ and restart
writing on various topics.
It is only by constant interaction and staying in touch that we can
overcome these hurdles.
Who is currently taking the lead in preservation of Udvada - perhaps
you should communicate with Parsee Voice. Their contact is
Wishing us all good luck and anticipating your joining the traditional
mailing groups soon.
----- Original Message -----
From: Hoshang Bhadha
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 1:54 AM
Subject: UDVADA PROBLEM
Hello TZ Friends,
I am here in Udvada to perform Navjote of my two daughters. Inquiring
about the donations to Udavada Athornan & Samast Anjuman Fund, I read
JAm-e-Jamshed dated Dec 23rd 2007 where it states that funds were
received from many people (with names) in India & abroad. The list
shows only names & Z.Assoc of New-York.
I would like to know why other groups and Associations are not listed
as I understand the funds are contributed by many people from abroad
via their registered group or individually. Why only few are listed
showing this as a complete list of donations & if not where all the
contributions are going to if at all received by the Udvada Anjuman?
The newspaper says this amount (Rs.10.26 Lakhs) is collected during
this calender year.
In the past we have heard several cases of intermediaries collecting
money in the name of Udvada Anjuman & using it for personal use or
distributing among their acquaintances. I have seen many emails
talking about Udvada properties Zarathostis. iDid anybody from this
panel did anything besides writing emails to resolve these problems?.
* LOCAL PROPERTY OWNERS PREFER TO SELL THEIR HOMES TO NON-ZARATHOSTIS
* ONLY 2% PEOPLE LIVING IN UDVADA ARE REALLY POOR. MAJORITY LIVES IN
AN AVERAGE LIFE-STYLE SACKING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WEALTH VIA THEIR
ANCESTERS OR CHILDREN. HOWEVER THEY PREFER TO SHOW THE POOR-SIDE TO
* QUESTIONS OF FUNDING IRANSHAH IS NOT EFFECTIVE FOR ITS MAINTENANCE.
Around 10 years back I have written an eye-opening article on Udvada
condition I recommend you all to read this article on TZM website once
again and reply to me so that I can highlight the effects of its
ignorance in todays Udvada.
Read many emails on "Heritage-town effects" on Udvada but nothing
about what YOU CAN DO personally to help stopping it.
I have a plan that I wanted to implement at the time of writing that
article. Anyway, when I saw the situation again encouraging serious
disasters in future I thought of highlighting once again with an
anticipation of getting valuable contributions from TZM Panel.
NO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS PLEASE. SOLUTION .... SOLUTION .... SOLUTION.
What You can do to resolve the problem. IDEAS, CONTRIBUTIONS are only
welcomed. LETS SEE WHO IS THE REAL-ONE.
Ervad Hoshang J. Bhadha