MUMBAI, AUGUST 17, 2018: Parsi New Yearisalso known as Navroz or Jamshed-i-Nouroz. The ParsiNew Year celebration marks the first day of the Parsi calendar. The festival signifies renewing spirits with love, kindness, positivity and peace, cleansing our souls from our sins and asking for repentance.The staff and the boys of Bosco Boys’ Home (BBH) in Borivalidecided to use this auspicious day to wish our beloved Parsi friends Navroz Mubarak.
In particular, the boys decided to celebrate this 2018, Parsi New Year with Mr.BomanIrani, the famous film and theatre personality.Mr.BomanIrani is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood films but he is also famous for been a voice artist and sports photographer especially boxing. The boys were very excited to meet him personally and many had even by-hearted his dialogue and laughter of the movies 3Idiots and the Munna Bhai MBBS series.
The journey began with the bus drive from BBH to Mr.Irani’s house. The journey was full of fun and laughter with the boys singing songs and posing for photos. When they arrived at the house, the boys were sad to hear that they just missed meeting Mr.Irani by half an hour. Nevertheless they visited his home and gave abouquet to the staff present there. The boys were thrilled when they invited for a cup of cold drinks and snacks. The boys thanked the staff for their cordial gesture and invited them to BBH. After this, the boys were surprised when they were told that their next destination would be JijamataUdyaan.It is also called as RaaniBaag (meaning Queen’s Gardens) after the original British name Victoria Gardens. They were delighted to see the various architectural designs and the varieties of birds and animals sanctuaries in the park. It also acted as part of the educational exposure when the boys visited the Dr.BhauDaji Lad Mumbai City Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) in the park. Itis the oldest museum in Mumbai.The museum housed a large number of archaeological finds, maps and historical photographs of Mumbai, clay models, silver and copper ware and costumes. Its significant collections included a 17th-century manuscript of Hatim Ta. The boys were really immersed in the beauty and history of the museum and some were really asking interesting questions to the guides present around.
The boys really had a good day of fun and learning and to add to that they even had a delicious meal of Chicken Biryani specially brought by the loving parents of Dn. Romero. Though they missed an opportunity to meet the celebrity BomanIrani, they really enjoyed the day out of Navroz Mubarak. The boys thanked the staff for making this possible. Karthik a boy expressed his gratitude in these words: “Thank you for taking us out and showing us these beautiful places. We really learned a lot and specially pray for our Parsi brethren that God may bless them.”