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Ervad Dastoor Aspandiar Dadachanji

 

Dolly Dastoor Visits Western Australia



Zonta International is organization of people in business and professions whose main goal is promoting the status of women world wide. They have several interantional projects. Two of their recent past presidents came from Australia. Professor Dolly Dastoor has been a member of this organiosation since 1969 and she was the District Governor for the 2002-2004 biennium. The Melbourne conference was held from June 24-June 30 2006.  Then she intend to take a post conference tour of Central and North Australia for 7 days and then fly straight to Perth on July 6th or 7th, stay for 2 days and then on to Singapore.  Her main reason for visitng Perth is to visit the McCuskar Training Foundation in Bulls Creek.  They have been using since many years, the Dementia Assessment tool which  their colleague and she had developed . Have you heard of this Foundation?

Prof. Dastoor has been associated with FEZANA since its incorporation first as its Secretary and then as President from 1994-1998. She also chairs the Academic Scholarship Program and was the Co-Chair of the 7th World Zoroastrian Congress in Houston.  With the retirment of  Roshan Rivetna, the task of editing the Journal has fallen on her.

She is a clinical geriatric neuropsychologist, and at present she is the Clinical Administrator of the Program in Dementia with Psychiatric Co-morbidity, and an Asst Prof  in Psychiatry at McGill Univeristy.

Also on this day, a short play was performed by Zoroastrian kids. The theme was 'CREATION'. The following kids took part in the play and took up the roles as under:
  1. Zenia Irani - SKY
  2. Pearlin Bhamgara and Cyrus Amaria - PLANTS
  3. Kaitlyn Buhariwalla - ANIMAL
  4. Shayaan Irani - FIRE
The Narrative of the play was read by Karishma Bhanja, Yohann Buhariwalla and Parina Randeria.



Jehangir and Jimmy prepare for the slideshow



Jehangir introduces the activities for the day



Hutoxi (second from left in foreground) leads the congregation in the recitation of 'Ashem Vohu' in a sing-song fashion.
Her sister Villie (to her right), husband Behram (to her left) and Delara (extreme right) sing along with the rest.



Ervad Jamsheed recites the 'Yatha Ahu Vairiu'



Homyar introduces the 'Creation' play that was to be enacted by children



Johann, Parina and Karishma begin the play











Zenia takes on the role of the Sky


Little Cyrus receiving his gift from Chairman Vizak



The children together with the organisers of the play, take a bow



Dolly Dastoor begins her talk on Dimentia



She gives an in-depth idea of what Dimentia is all about



Dolly answers questions put to her by the spectators







Little girls play silently while the elders listen to Dolly



A small but interested collection of Western Australian Zoroastrians

Zoroastrians followers of Prophet Zarathushtra in Western Australia

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