Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 2:26 PM
Subject: Congratulations Ltr # 7 To Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis for BPP elections
October 22, 2008
Fellow Parsi/Irani Zarthoshtis,
As many of you may already be aware, the Bombay Parsee Punchayet (BPP)
election results have finally been announced and are as follows:
Arnavaz Mistry (10030 votes) - Independent
Dinshaw Mehta (6791 votes) - Independent
Jimmy Mistry (6588 votes) - Independent
Khojeste Mistree (5292 votes) - WAPIZ
Yazdi Desai (5101 votes) - WAPIZ
Rustom Tirandaz (4790 votes) - Independent
Noshir Dadrawala (4681 votes) - AFP
Thanks to the collective good minds and wisdom of those who voted, the
voice of the majority of the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshti community has come
across loud and clear, to follow the path of tradition and respect
genuine scholarship. The ideology of the liberal reformists was
clearly rejected, as was the biased agenda of the Parsi press.
The time has now arrived for the entire community to unite and be
supportive to the newly elected BPP Trustees. The wounds that were
inadvertently and/or deliberately inflicted especially during the time
period of these elections need to be healed.
The image of the community and the BPP has been greatly tarnished in
these elections, and all efforts should be made to work
collaboratively and respectfully towards the greater good of the
The new trustees of the BPP will need the community's support to
fulfill different aspects of their manifestos and vision, and will
need to be held accountable.
The needs of the elderly and less fortunate as well as the youth of
the community need to be served in a responsible and dignified manner.
In the interest of Unity, Peace and Harmony, the Parsi/Irani
Zarthoshti community not only in Mumbai but worldwide should come to
the conclusion that there is more in common amongst us than what
Let us focus on the eighty percent (or more) of issues that unite us
and work cohesively, rather than emphasizing and battling over the
twenty percent (or less) of issues that divide us.
With new and hopefully wiser leadership from the BPP as well as
consulting with the learned High Priests on matters pertaining to
religion, the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshti community should continue to work
amicably and respectfully on the uniting issues and move forward
towards the upliftment of our community and preservation of our
religion and traditions.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the newly elected BPP trustees!
May they be guided by Ahura Mazda to serve the community honourably
and diligently, and restore the good and noble reputation that has
been enjoyed by the Parsi/Irani Zarthoshti community.
Hushtasp R. Bhumgara C.E.T.