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:
- Zenia Irani - SKY
- Pearlin Bhamgara and Cyrus Amaria - PLANTS
- Kaitlyn Buhariwalla - ANIMAL
- 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