Parsi Khabar has been associated with the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program since its inception in 2013. Over the last three trips over 45 Zoroastrian youth from all over the world have had an opportunity to participate in these tours. Young adults between the ages of 22-35 spend about 14 days in India experiencing Zoroastrian life, culture, history, religion and meeting amazing folks and their own peers. If you know of any young adults, we urge you to ask them to apply for this transformative and life-affirming program.
Zoroastrian Return To Roots writes….
The Zoroastrian Return to Roots Program is pleased to announce the opening of applications for Return to Roots 4 Trip scheduled to take place from 22nd December, 2017 to 3rd January 2018. This will be the fourth tour after the first three very successful tours in 2013-14, 2015 and 2016.
The aim of Zoroastrian Return to Roots is to bring together young Zoroastrians from across the world between the ages of 22-35; to return to their roots, reconnect with their culture, and revive the community. Participants (‘Fellows’) will explore various significant Zoroastrian historical, religious, cultural, and archaeological sites in India over a trip of 13 days.
The itinerary will take participants to Mumbai and Gujarat. The tour in 2017 is unique since it will overlap with the Iranshah Utsav in Udvada in December 2017.
One of the key aims of this program is to foster a sense of community amongst Fellows and for individuals to contribute to the institutions they visit as well as the program even after they have participated. Another aim of the trip is for participants to understand and realize the influence Parsis have had on modern-day India. Fellows also understand and experience first-hand the meaning behind our long-standing religious customs and traditions.
Fellows from previous trips returned from India with a deep understanding and appreciation for our small but powerful community. They are becoming more involved with their local Zoroastrian associations, giving back to the community, and encouraging other youth to participate in Return to Roots.
Applications close on November 15, 2017.
We encourage applicants to apply using the following link: http://zororoots.org/apply/ before the deadline and approach one’s local community members and associations for funding and sponsorship. Applications are accepted on a rolling-basis.
Return To Roots website: www.zororoots.org
2017 Trip Program: http://zororoots.org/2017-return-to-roots-tentative-itinerary/
To Apply: http://zororoots.org/apply/
Image Gallery: http://zororoots.org/gallery/