The Preservation of Culture and Heritage in an increasingly mono-cultural modern world is the challenge facing communities today. UNESCO, New Delhi, has initiated the “PARZOR Project” as Project 302 IND 4070 entitled “Preservation of Parsi Zoroastrian Heritage – Campaigns and International Conventions.” Over the past few years Parzor has provided help and information to scholars, the media, publishers and those interested in world culture. Contact has been established with Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan where the Zoroastrian links are being seen as a part of culture and history of the region. The Parsi – Zoroastrian Project intends to generate an awareness of this miniscule minority and create a revival of interest within the community, country and the world.
Parzor won the UNESCO International Award for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for India, due to its documentation of Navroze, with the festival on 21st March, being declared by the 71st UN General Assembly, to be considered ‘The International Festival of Spring’ since 2009.
Our work has always continued through the kind and generous donations of our supporters, who wish to revive this rich culture.
These Navroze cards are a kind donation of Mrs Khorshed Behram Wadia by her daughter Mrs Navaz Gherda. They have a special significance to our Archives and are important documents of the future.
The cards bear the blessing of Navroze in gujarati from the sender to the receiver conveying good wishes, health and prosperity to the receiver and their family.
Parzor, wishes all a healthy and prosperous Navroze Mubarak.