Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund

Dear Friends,

FEZANA Welfare & Critical Assistance Committee is requesting donations for helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please read the below email from FEZANA. You may donate online by clicking on the button below.

Thank you!

Best wishes,
Firoza, Anahita, Kaio, Aban & Yasmin
(ZAGBA Board)
Dear Zarathushtis,

Further to FEZANA Executive’s email announcement on the tragedy caused by Hurricane Harvey, we have heard that some Zarathushtis have been flooded out of their homes and many have been mandatorily evacuated from their homes.

Funds are to be needed to help purchase supplies and provide resources for victims of this life-threatening flood emergency which is widespread, bringing to halt many large to mid-sized cities along the Gulf Coast.

There have been inquiries whether FEZANA Welfare committee has been collecting funds for the people affected by this natural disaster.

FEZANA Welfare & Critical Assistance Committee is now requesting for your donations for helping the people affected by this calamity. You can donate online by clicking on the button below

or send in your checks to FEZANA Welfare and Critical Assistance Committee’s attention by mailing it to

Shirin Jahanian
FEZANA Treasurer
P.O. Box 185 65 Kirkwood Road
Gibbsboro, NJ 08026-0185

Note:The funds collected will be used to help the people affected by this disaster but the final disposal of the funds collected will be at the discretion of FEZANA Welfare & Critical Assistance committee.

We thank you in advance of your anticipated generosity. For further information please feel free to contact, Hosi Mehta or Houtoxi Contractor

Adil Nargolwala: 28 Marathons and Counting

By arZan ParsiKhabar on Feb 15, 2017 03:04 am

When you meet this 47-year-old human resource professional from Delhi, his fitness will inspire you to make new goals for your health. Having made it to the Limca Book of Records, Adil S Nargolwala now aims to be the sixth Indian in the world to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors — the six major marathons across the world. “My Limca Book of Records came when I completed 39 long distance running events, between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 — the calendar that is followed by the record book,” says Adil.


From recruiting people to running marathons, his life has been a self-discovery. “In 2009, I read about a marathon, while working in Pune. Though I didn’t participate in that marathon, I did take part in the half marathon in Mumbai and since then I haven’t stopped,” he adds.

To be able to run for so many hours, one has to be fit. It has been months since I ate a burger. One has to make a lot of sacrifices but in turn it makes your life disciplined.

As a college-goer, Adil used to indulge in motor sports. “But, as I got involved in my professional life, I became a couch potato. Once I started participating in marathons, my entire lifestyle changed. To be able to run for so many hours, one has to be fit. It has been months since I ate a burger. One has to make a lot of sacrifices but it makes one’s life disciplined. Also, running gives me 4-5 hours to think. When I run, I think about a lot of things,” says Adil, who is a self-trained marathon-runner.

Until last week, he had completed 28 marathons including the Abbott World Marathon Majors in New York, Chicago, London and Berlin. He says, “My registration for the marathons in the rest of the two cities, that is, Boston and Tokyo has also been accepted. Once I complete all six cities, I will be one among the only six Indians in the world to have done so.”

Boston marathon fund raiser – Support for Adil S Nargolwala

In Nov 2015 Adil set a goal to run the major world marathon series and he has so far run the marathons in New York, London, Berlin, Chicago & will run in Tokyo in two weeks on the 26th of February.

Adil was recently listed in the Limca book of records as the national holder of running the maximum long distance races in a year.

The Special Olympics team has chosen him to run the final major marathon in Boston on the 17th of April 2017 with them.

Till date only 5 Indians out of 1292 marathon runners in the world have accomplished running all 6 majors marathons.

With your help he hopes to be the 6th Indian.

To accomplish his goal by running the final world major marathon in Boston is the icing on the cake.

He has committed to the Special Olympics team a fund raising goal of USD 8500. The special Olympics team uses funds for working with disabled athletes to achieve their goals.

To kick start his fundraiser he has donated USD 2000 and requests you to please donate generously to help him achieve his fund raising goal.

To donate click the link –


Dear ZAGBA Family & Friends,

(PS: this email is lengthy, but please patiently read through it all to be fully informed.  It contains relevant information.)

You will also find attached a PDF of this email, in case you want to print it out and read through it at your convenience

For the last several years, ZAGBA has been creating a unique FUNDRAISING and COMMUNITY-BUILDING CALENDAR with photographs and captions of members of our community and their extended families and friends on specific dates.  By also listing ZAGBA, Zoroastrian, national and international holidays and observances along with Fasli and Shehenshahi dates, these have been calendars for all to use and great for gift-giving.  Additional information about our religion along with meaningful quotes has made this calendar educational as well over the years.  Besides the annual membership fee, the ZAGBA Calendar is our biggest single source of funds.  It helps pay for (or subsidize) almost all ZAGBA activities.  It is the funds that we raise from the calendar initiative that have helped us keep our membership fees the same for many years now, and also keep our event fees low.  So please show your continued support for the calendar by purchasing spots and calendars.

Please support the April 2017-March 2018 Calendar:


(A)  Early Bird Special Cost (Discounted Cost for orders ​received ​by January ​31st): Please reserve Calendar spots/dates for a $20 cost per Calendar spot.  For this you must send in no later than January ​31, 2017 the following information to ZAGBA: (i) our requests for the specific dates/spots, (ii) captions for each spot, (iii) high resolution digital photos and (iv) the number of Calendars you want to purchase. Additionally, for every 4 Calendar spots you buy before the January ​31st deadline, you will get the 5th Calendar spot free. If you have to share your spot/date with someone else, the cost will be $15 for that spot.
(B) Cost after January ​31, 2017:  If you reserve the Calendar spots/dates after the January

​31st deadline stated above, the cost of each spot/date will be $25 cost per Calendar spot.  If you have to share your spot/date with someone else, the cost will be $15 for that spot.

The Final deadline for ALL submissions is February 28, 2017.  Please note that there is no Early Bird Special rate for entries submitted after January 31, 2017.
2) SPREAD THE WORD: Please tell your extended friends and family about this project so that they too can participate if interested.  Please forward this email to them.
3) TOPICS FOR THE SPOTS: Calendar spots in the past have been for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, in memory of loved ones, Navjote dates, special Calendar dates (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day), recognition of places (Atash Behrams), special Zoroastrian dates (Nowruz/Navroze, Pateti). We encourage you to be creative and also use less well-known holidays, events and observances (i.e. from other countries, United Nations Day, Friendship Day, Health-related, Peace-related, History-related dates, etc.).

4) ​MEANT FOR ALL: Consider reserving spots for every member of your family-your children, yourselves, your parents and grandparents, your pets, siblings, nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.  It is a nice reminder of every one’s special dates and a unique gift for all that are included in it or know people who are part of it.

5) ​COST TO PURCHASE THE CALENDAR: Calendars are available for sale at $15 per Calendar, or you can buy 3 Calendars for $40. You must order your Calendar(s) in advance. You can pick up your Calendar(s) at the Nowruz​/Navroze event on March 25, 2017.

Please send an email to​m by January ​31st, 2017 (if you want the benefit of the discounted cost), containing ALL of the following (Please send your orders by way of a new email and not by way of  ‘Reply’ to this message or any other follow up messages)

1) Your requests for specific dates/spots.
2) Captions for each spot.
3) High resolution digital photos for each spot.  If you want to use the same photograph that you submitted last year, please do let us know. We have it and can use it.

​​4) Number of calendars you would like to purchase (so we can print enough).

Please hold off on sending in any payments to ZAGBA for the Calendar spots and for the number of Calendars you order. We will let you know in a separate email when to send in your payments.

If you want to take advantage of the Early Bird Special pricing, please send in your spot requests/photos/captions/calendar orders as soon as possible, but no later than January ​31st.

Please note that if you only send an email by Jan 31st to reserve your spot, but do not send your photos along, that will not be considered at Early Bird Pricing, we need all 1-4 above stated information to complete your entry.


If you cannot submit by the January ​31st Early Bird deadline, then please send in your spot requests/photos/captions/calendar orders as soon as possible after this deadline, but no later than February 28, 2017, so that we can have this Calendar ready for our Nowruz/Navroze event in March 2017.

Thank you and look forward to your early responses.

Warm regards,