A century’s contribution

At its centenary celebrations, The Bombay Parsee Association recalls its services to the community

It was founded 102 years ago as The Grant Road Parsee Association and "took up the problems of the residents with the municipality, police, railways, B.E.S.T. and the government. It soon helped in solving the problems of unemployment and education, started Avesta classes, a marriage bureau, a labor union — the textile league, a lavad mandal, a loan relief fund, a navjote fund, religious and navjote prayer classes,” notes an article penned at the organization’s 75th anniversary by then president Vispi Dastur. The Association was later renamed The Bombay Parsee Association (BPA). Dastur’s son Xerxes, BPA’s current president noted at the......

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