The 2015 Zoroastrian Return To Roots kicked off today in New Delhi, India. This is the second tour after the widely acclaimed first one in December 2013.
The program organized under the aegis of UNESCO PARZOR bring Zarthushti youth from all over the global diaspora to an immersive exoerience of the Zoroastrian culture, history, tradition and way of life in India.
Besides New Delhi, the 14 participants will also visit Mumbai, Pune, Sanjan, Nargol, Daman, Udvada, Navsari, Bharuch and Surat over the 13 day tour which ends on Jamshedi Navroze in Mumbai.
The participants come from United States, Canada, Pakistan and India.
The first day’s program included the orientation at the Delhi Parsi Anjuman and the viewing of the Qissa E Parsi Documentary and a question/answer session with the directors. This was followed by a Boi ceremony at the Dar-E-Mehr led by Ervad Cyrus Bagli. This was followed by a wonderful catered lunch by the legendary Dhun Bagli of the Mengusi Dharamsala fame.
Later in the afternoon, the participants had a chance to visit the Delhi Aramgah (Parsi Cemetry) and then spend the evening at the Sethna Farm, on the outskirts of Delhi.
Follow the regular live updates of their travel on the #RTR2015 Facebook page.