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Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the 71st Zoroastrian East Bombay Guide Group

As a part of its Silver Jubilee celebrations, the 71st East Bombay Zoroastrian Bharat Guide Group of the Young Zoroastrian Society (YZS) staged the concert, ‘God’s World – Light the Passion, Share the Dream’ on 9th June, 2018 in Mumbai. The event commenced with Chief Guest and Chairperson of Zoroastrian Bank, Homai Daruwalla along with Zoroastrian Guides Group Leaders Mackie Majra and Noshir Randeria to light the lamp, followed by a Humbandagi led by young Er. Sherezad Pavri.

Article by Delaveen Tarapore, Parsi Times Assistant Editor.

Guide Captain and Director of the show, Benaifer Kandawalla highlighted the extensive achievements of Homai Daruwalla, which was followed by Girl Guides clad in traditional Parsi gaaras performing the ‘Diya Dance’.

The show comprised entertainment sequences staged by their own bulbuls, cubs, guides and scouts, revolving around various guiding and scouting activities. They emphasized the motto, ‘Be Prepared’ to evolve into being responsible adults and spark the passion within so as to live life with love, truth and joy. Highlights included performances from ‘Cinderella’ by students of Little Hearts Pre-School; ‘A Tribute To Guiding’ skit, ‘Heal the World’ and dances performances by parents, Guiders and Scouters which received great applause.

The 71st East Bombay Zoroastrian Guide Group and 16th East Bombay Zoroastrian Scout Group put in great effort towards organising the event which included musical medleys choreographed by the group members. Attended by numerous past and present members, the event saw the release of a special ‘71st East Bombay Zoroastrian Bharat Guide Group’ souvenir celebrating the activities and spirit of the all Zoroastrian Guide group since its inception in 1993. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Flock Leader, Jasmine Wadia expressing gratitude to all who contributed in making the show a grand success.

Quotes:

“I have spent the last 25 years of my life with joy and happiness amongst children and elders of the 71st East Bombay Guide Group. I took the challenge of this group’s inception and have not looked back since.  Making memories of friendship and sisterhood with ZBG started with only 6 bulbuls, 8 guides and 4 rangers, on 1st August 1993.  Today, I see that our girls have achieved their goals in guiding, have successful professional lives and are running their homes with ease.” Group Leader, Mackie Majra

“Completing 25 years with the 71st East Bombay Guides brings back joyful memories of camping and camaraderie with this guiding company. Through these cherished friendships, we formed a common thread of a lifelong passion for Scouting and Guiding.  We all started as strangers and have woven ourselves into an invincible team.” – Flock Leader, Jasmine Wadia

“A few of these Scouts and Guides including me, got the opportunity to become Scouters and Guiders and sow more seeds into this movement. Nurturing these children and seeing them grow into happy and successful Scouts and Guides gives me enormous joy.” Guide Captain, Binaifer Kandawalla.