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[Heritage Saturday] : Understanding the Parsi Zoroastrian Community in Singapore
Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest religion from Persia. In 700D they left Persia and migrated to India. These immigrants were called Parsis.
In Singapore, Zoroastrianism is one of the ten main religions. There are about 300 Parsis as of 2015.
I am pleased to share that my next Heritage Saturday is taking a visit to the Inter-Religions Organisation in Singapore, where we will meet Ervad Rustom M Ghadiali, who will share more about the Parsi Community in Singapore. Join me and my friends in this interactive discussion to learn more about our Parsi friends.
P.S: Lunch will be served at the courtesy of Inter Religious Organisation (Singapore).
More about Ervad Rustom M. Ghadiali.
Ervad Rustom M. Ghadiali is a long-standing member of the Inter-Religious Organisation(IRO) of more than 30 years and to his credit is the only person who has served as the President of IRO on 3 occasions as its President.
Rustom has been a champion of the interfaith movement in Singapore and has represented the Zoroastrian faith at all levels, not only in Singapore but far across her shores. He is a man driven by a passion to improve the lives of others, in particular, the needy and disadvantaged, regardless of their ethnic background or religious affiliation. He has dedicated a major part of his life in tirelessly working for noble charitable causes not only in the IRO but in his capacity as the President of the Parsi Singapore Zoroastrian Association, the Rotary Club of Raffles City Singapore and the Singapore Kindness Movement.
In the year 2009, under the leadership of Mr. Rustom Ghadiali, IRO worked together with the Singapore Buddhist Lodge and the China authorities to hold the first ever China-Singapore Exhibition of historical religious artifacts at the Suntec City Exhibition hall which attracted more than 10,000 visitors thus strengthening the good relations between the religious communities of China and Singapore.
Mr Rustom’s dedication and strong support for the cause of inter-religious cohesion and harmony has contributed in no small measure to the progress of community engagement in Singapore and in raising comfort levels in inter-faith interaction. He has tirelessly committed his time, energy and ideas in the development and implementation of various IRO initiatives and programmes to promote religious harmony in Singapore.
IRO recognizes Mr Rustom Ghadiali as a distinguished personality and a missionary in inter-faith and community work. His humility, approachability and unassuming manner have won him the affection and admiration of people from all strata of society in Singapore. His He is also the 9th recipient of the Inter-Religious Organisation Award.
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