At a glittering 30th Anniversary Gala in Houston, FEZANA bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ervad Dr. Jehan Bagli. The Gala was hosted by the Zoroastrian Association of Houston at its center, along with their Congress Legacy 10th Anniversary awards function.
All the seven past presidents were present along with the current President Homi D. Gandhi to honour Dr. Bagli.
L to R: Rohinton Rivetna, Dolly Dastoor, Framroze Patel, Firdosh Mehta, Ervad Dr. Jehan Bagli, Rustom Kevala, Bomi Patel, Katayun Kapadia and Homi Gandhi.
In his acceptance speech Dr. Bagli thanked the community for giving him the opportunity to serve. He dedicated the award to his wife Freny who was present on this momentous occasion along with his son Darius. In a moving acceptance speech he spoke about his humble upbringings and the journey from India to Canada over the past six decades.
Dr. Bagli also inaugurated the 30th Anniversary Issue of the FEZANA Journal, and the Journal chief editor Dolly Dastoor said it was a befitting moment that the Journal’s very first editor would inaugurate this 30th anniversary issue.
Immediate Past President Katayun Kapadia was the master of ceremonies for the evening when FEZANA also launched its new logo design. A retrospective of FEZANA’s work over the past few years was presented to the audience.
Local Houston kids performed various entertainment items to cap off a memorable evening.