Let us wish Happy Navroz, the Parsi New Year on 17.08.2016.Today is Navroz, the Parsi New Year. The Navroz festival signifies the coming of the new and passing of the old. The Parsis observe the auspicious day by visiting the Fire temple wearing new clothes. The houses are cleaned and outside the doorstep, rangoli is drawn. Traditional sumptuous meal is prepared which is a significant part of the celebration of the festival.
The Parsi Community of India has played a significant role in the development of our country in various spheres, including industry, commerce, trade and education. It is estimated that about 60,000 Parsis live peacefully in India.
Prominent Parsis who have played a significant role in the Indian independence movement include Pherozeshah Mehta, Dadabhai Naoroji and Bhikaiji Cama. Homi J. Bhabha, Homi N. Sethna, J. R. D. Tata, Jamsetji Tata, Ratan Tata, Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, Feroze Gandhi, Godrej, and Wadia industrial families are examples of some of the prominent Parsis.
Let us wish Happy Navroz, the Parsi New Year on 17.08.2016.