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Involved in community matters for three decades

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dinshaw K. Tamboly, chairman of The W.Z.O. Trust Funds, The W.Z.O. Trust for Women & Children and The World Zoroastrian Organisation Trust extends his sincere greetings to the members of our community on this auspicious occasion of Parsi New Year.

Tamboly feels that business schools teach us that 'Life is a continuing education'. How true this is for even after three decades of involvement in community affairs, he continues to learn something new every passing day.

For him, it is a sad reality that from being a community of 'givers' we have steadily evolved into a community of 'takers'. Eash availability of funds from charity trusts has extinguished the fire in the bellies of the rank and file of our community. Many in our community, young and old, now expect charity as an inherent birthright a way of life, to meet not only their genuine needs but also luxuries.

He is of the opinion that we have begun to bask in the glory o four forefathers, expecting the goodwill and infrastructure they created to propel us forward, a pipe dream if ever there was one. Our multifarious welfare support systems have blunted our competitive edge, and baring very few exceptions rendered us incapable of competing wit our contemporaries from sister communities. From being a community of visionaries, business leaders ad entrepreneurs we have downgraded ourselves into white and blue collar employees.

It is his fervent hope that the youth our community, what little is left of them, will realise and appreciate that if they are to succeed in the competitive environment that they live in, what will see them through is not complacency and reliance on charity funds, but only hard work coupled with open minds.

He takes this opportunity to wish the community, especially our youth a glorious future.

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