Parzor Foundation

The Everlasting Flame Programme

November 28, 2015  10:20 am


    Dates: 19th March 2016 to 29th May 2016



    Venues: National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.
    The Everlasting Flame Programme




    The International Everlasting Flame Programme is to be held, from 19th March to 29th May 2016, by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, MOMA, in collaboration with Parzor Foundation and the Culture Ministry of India.


    This Programme will include three exhibitions, namely “The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination”, “Painted Encounters — Parsi Traders and the Community”, and “Threads of Continuity’’, at the National Museum, NGMA and IGNCA, Delhi.


    The events planned are as follows :


    19th March 2016, Forenoon:

    Opening Event at Vigyan Bhavan.

    Participation and Entry by Invitation only. Programme to include: Penaz Masani, Ghazal Singer, singing Parsi prayer song (Monajat) for 3 minutes and an Introduction to the Programme (10 minutes).

    Saturday, 19th March 2016, Evening:

    Inauguration of National Museum exhibition Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination.


    Sunday, 20th March:

    Inauguration of NGMA exhibition “Painted Encounters — Parsi Traders and the Community.”


    Monday, 21st March:

    Inauguration of Threads of Continuity at IGNCA.

    Monday, 21st March, at IGNCA:

    Dance Performance by Astaad Deboo

    Navroze celebrations, with Navroze Tables from India and Central Asian Countries. 

    Dinner: Navroze Feast to be hosted by the Platinum Sponsor Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, at IGNCA.

    Tuesday, 22nd and Wednesday, 23rd March:

    Zoroastrianism in the New Millennium, Academic Conference, MoMA- Parzor-NMI collaboration.


    23rd March, Evening:

    David Adams to launch the Film Festival


    26th-27th March:

    Fashion show on Zoroastrian themes and symbols and a Puppet Theatre Performance.


    29th March to 3rd April:

    Shahnameh Exhibition with display of models by Silloo P. Mehta of USA.


    3rd April to 14th April.

    Stained Glass Workshops by Katayun Saklat.


    Early April:

    Toran and Kusti Weaving Workshops.


    Conservation Workshop at National Museum with participants from INTACH and Meherjirana Library, Navsari, etc.


    29th-30th April:

    Parsi Theatre Performance by Yazdi Karanjia’s Troupe from Surat.


    Acknowledging Parzor’s and the community’s collaboration with national and international institutions through celebration of events like the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune Centenary Day etc.


    1st April to 6th May:

    Film Festival with Photographic Exhibition by and on the community. It will screen both Classics of Zoroastrian Cinema while a Competition, to be announced shortly, will encourage young Film Makers and Photographers. Contact Mahtab Irani for details at


    Friday Muskil-e-Asan participative Story Telling at IGNCA throughout  the exhibition period.


    Parsi Food Courts at all Venues.


    Art Talks dates and speakers to be confirmed soon.


    For any queries and further details kindly contact Kritika Mudgal:; +91 9873113054;


    Vanshika Singh:; +91 9818055390.