3 NEW ADMISSIONS –Farmaan Sarosh Dastoor, Arzzan Neville Dordi and Yazad Jangoo Broacha in Std. I, II and IV resp. 2 students left after SSC and 1 student (Mstr. Marazbanshaw R. Nariman) after Std. VI as he was unable to cope with Bhantar and school studies. 2 college students Er. Kurush Dastur and Er. Spenta Karkaria, left in August and September resp.
  • Total Strength 2014-2015: 17 students (16 school + 1 college student (Hanoz R. Dastur)
  • 1 NAVAR of Mstr. Shavir Poras Panthaki in Surat (May).
  • Bhantar exams conducted by Er. Darayus P. Bajan.
  • SSC results: Farsheed Z. Dalal -69% and Ardeshirshaw R. Nariman - 81%.
 
INSTITUTE ACTIVITIES:
  • Parent Teacher Management meetings are held twice a year.
  • In March About 30 youths from all over the world participating in the "Return to Roots" programme came to the Institute to see and understand the institute and interact with some of the senior students.
  • In March about 40 children along with their parents from the XYZ Programme came to the Institute to understand the meaning and significance of Fire temple, things inside it and the boi ritual. Our students also participated in the explanation and demonstration.
  • In June, a new once a month motivational activity was introduced under Prof. Mrs. Navaz Dubash to develop and hone literary and linguistic skill of students.
  • A new Washing Machine, a 14 ltr Oven and a 40 inch LED TV were received as gifts from well-wishers, in August and October.
 
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS:
  • In January, staff and students along with the cubs and scouts group of Dadar went for a one day hike cum picnic to Lohagad Fort near Lonavla.
  • On 26th January students and staff were invited by Er. Pallonji Dastoor to Tarapore for Jashan and Lunch to celebrate the Dharamshala Salgreh.
  • In April, students went to Albless Baug to receive their Navar-Maratab Medals from Rustom Baug Association. Er. A R. Nariman spoke on behalf of the recipients.
  • Scouts Camp from DPYA School in September for Std. VIII-X to Khanvel near Lonavla.
  • Fun outings: Students went for Food Fiesta, Winter Mela, Anand Mela and Ekadashi Fair. They also went to Phoenix mall, Play park, McDonalds, nature walks etc.
  • Gujarati Play on Khordad Sal at Tejpal auditorium courtesy Er. Cyrus Dastur of Universal Theatres and another play in September courtesy Blazing Fires Productions' of Mr. Vishtasp Gotla.
  • Movies – Bajrangi Bhaijaan in July and Singh is Bling in October.
  • Institute hike to Kondana caves in Karjat with cubs and scouts on 16 February.
  • Std. I-VII went for a picnic from DPYA School to Vardhaman Park in February.
  • Children also attended functions and dinners organized by like Iran league, Jamshedi Navroz Programme and dinner and Farohar Films' exhibition at Albless Baug.
 
SPORTS & COMPETITIONS:
  • Cub sports in January. Syamak Dastoor secured 1 Gold and 4 silver medals. Shyamak Sanjana, Karl Sidhwa, Zahan Turel and Rushad Dhanidaduna secured 1 Gold each.
  • Creative child Genius Competition in March. School sports in November – 3 students brought medals - Farzan K. Dastur 2 Gold and 1 Silver, Karl Z. Sidhwa – 1 Gold, and Taronish H. Kotwal – 1 Silver.
2 NEW ADMISSIONS – Hormazd Kerman Fatakia and Sharukh Kaizad Karkaria, both in Std. II. Two students left - Er. Hormazd B. Aibada after IX and Mst. Pirran S. BehramKamdin after Std. II. Two other students Er. Malcolm D. Hozdar and Er. Kayomarz H. Panthaki left after SSC. Er. Farhad F. Shroff finished SSC and continues as College student.

Total Strength 2014-2015: 20 students (16 school + 4 college students) No NAVAR during the year. 1 student, Ardeshirshaw R. Nariman underwent Maratab in Mumbai. Bhantar exams conducted by Er. Darayus P. Bajan. He has been conducting these exams since than 10 years. We are grateful to him for devoting his valuable time and giving guidance to students.

SSC results: Er. Kayomarz H. Panthaki – 78%; Er. Malcolm D. Hozdar – 72 %; Er. Farhad F. Shroff - 61%.
 
Special Mention:
  • Ardeshirshaw R. Nariman: In DPCG sports held in April 2014, he won 4 Gold and 5 silver medals. In the Head turners personality contest of MEJMT he won the Consolation prize. In the Inter-school Vogue Personality contest he became Mr. Congeniality. In the Zo-child day in November he was awarded an Award for Excellence in Athletics. In the DPYA school sports he won 6 Gold Medals and 1 Silver medal. He also won two championships – one for being the best athlete in his age group and the second for being the best male athlete.

  • Master Zahan M. Turel of Std. IV selected the Primary Prefect of the DPYA High School. This is the first time that our student has been selected for this prestigious position.
 
INSTITUTE ACTIVITIES: Regular Activities: Cubs (Jr. Scout),
  • Parent Teacher Management meetings are held twice a year.
  • Students and faculty from Ruia College along with exchange students from France visited our Institute in August. They were given a brief introduction to the Zoroastrian religion by the Principal.
  • In November Rosalie Murphy, a journalist from the US visited the Institute and interacted with the senior students.
 
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS: Picnic from DPYA School of Std. V-X to Imagica (Jan)
  • Students along with 2 College students went for Winter Mela at J.B.Vatcha High School (20 Jan).
  • Visit to the Museum to watch the Cyrus Cylinder, and to the NGMA to see the Silk Route exhibition, in January.)
  • Scouts Hike from DPYA School of Std. VIII-X to Lohagad Fort, Lonavla (13 Sep).
  • Fun outings: Students went for Winter Mela, Anand Mela and Ekadashi Fair. They also went to Phoenix mall, Orama Play park, McDonalds and nature walks.
  • Gujarati Play on Khordad Sal "Have mane joi lev" courtesy Er. Cyrus Dastur.
  • Movies – Bhootnath returns (16 Apr), Mary Kom (7 Sep).
  • A slide show on tress of Dadar Parsee Colony by Mrs. Katie Bagli.
  • Institute hike to Kondana caves (Karjat) with cubs and scouts (16 Feb)
  • Std. I-VII went for a picnic from DPYA School to Vardhaman Park, Mira road (Feb).
  • Functions and dinners: Iran league at Cama baug, Jamshedi Navroz Programme and dinner at Dadar Gymkhana and Farohar Films' exhibition at Albless Baug.
 
SPORTS & COMPETITIONS:
  • BPA and Iran league competitions.
  • Creative child Genius Comp (Mar).
4 NEW ADMISSIONS – Institute re-opened in the new term with 4 new students. Rushad Parvez Dhanidaduna Std.I; Piran Sarosh BehramKamdin & Fravash Mehernosh Gulestan Std. II; Syamak Adil Dastoor Std. III;
Two students left Er. Yazad P. Dhanidaduna after VIII and Er. Jehan Bhesania after IX.
Er. Yazad Mandviwala (in August) and Er. Peshotan Katrak (in November)– 2 of our college students left after finishing their respective courses. Exactly last year, one of our College students Er. Kaywan M. Dastur passed away in a tragic road accident on the night of 15th December 2012.

Total Strength 2013-2014: 22/3 students (19 school + 3/4 college students)
No NAVAR – During May Vacation 3 underwent Maratab: Farsheed Dalal, in Mumbai, Hormazd Aibada and Farzan Dastur in Surat.
Bhantar exams were conducted by Er. Darayus P. Bajan in February.

 
INSTITUTE ACTIVITIES:
  • 2 new Honorary teachers Miss Aban and Miss Ashish Saklatwala joined from March 2013 to help students of Std. I-V.
  • Er. Rohinton Gustad Panthaki joined as the new Resident Office and Accounts-in-charge at the Institute.
  • Regular Activities: Cubs (Jr. Scout), Weekly Grammar class
  • Parent Teacher Management meetings are held twice a year
  • Following scholars visited our Institute: Dr. Anne Sevenant from Belgium, Mrs. Camilla Insome from Italy and Mr. R. Murali from Mumbai.
  • Two students, Er. Ardeshirshaw R. Nariman and Er. Kayomarz H. Panthaki, were elected as the Captain and Vice Captain respectively, of the Godrej (Blue) House at the DPYA High School.
  • After Final exams special classes were conducted: Mr. Kersi Pooniwala - for wiring and electricity, Er. Cyrus Sidhwa - for hobbies and Er. Dr. R.P.Karanjia - recreation and mind-games.
 
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS:
  • Jan 26th - All students and staff were invited by Er. Pallonji Dastoor to Tarapore for Jashan and Lunch to celebrate the Dharamshala Salgreh.
  • Fun outings: Students went for Winter Mela, Anand Mela and Ekadashi Fair. They went to Phoenix mall, Orama Play park, McDonalds etc.
  • School Picnic to Essel World (Sr) and Vardhaman park (Jr). Institute overnight picnic to Neral.
  • Nehru Planetarium
  • Gujarati Play on Khordad Sal at Tejpal, courtesy Er. Cyrus Dastur.
  • Educational Movie – 'One Idiot' to inspire the habit of saving.
  • Movies – Gravity (3 D), Bhag Milkha Bhag.
  • Functions and dinners: Iran league at Cama baug (Feb), Rustom Baug prize Distribution at Albless baug; Jamshedi Navroz Programme and dinner, Farohar Films' exhibition at Albless Baug.
  • Scout Camp (VIII-IX) to Alibaug.
 
SPORTS & COMPETITIONS:
  • BPA and ZOSTA Bhantar competitions.
  • Creative child Genius Comp (Mar).
  • Various competitions in Iran League,
  • Several Medals in Sports at D.P.Y.A. High School: Ardeshirshah R. Nariman- 4 Gold & 2 Bronze medals; Farzan K. Dastur – 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. Shahvir P. Panthaki, Kayomarz H. Panthaki and Hormazd B. Aibada also won medals. Ardeshirshah R. Nariman also qualified for the State level meet but was unable to participate.
 
June 2012
Tue. 12th:
Institute re-opens after Summer Vacation, with 4 new students. 1) Karl Zubin Sidhwa (Std. I, 2) Sohrab Gustasp Vimadalal (Std. I), 3) Shyamak Roomi Sanjana (Std. II) 4) Persheus Yezdi Turel (Std.II). Total strength: 24 students (including 6 college students).
Thu. 14th:
S.S.C. Results. One student Er. Shahzad D. Hozdar had appeared who secured 69%.
Fri. 15th:
DPYA High School re-opens after vacation.
Mon. 18th:
A new Teacher Mrs. Mahbanu Contractor was appointed to teach English, History and Geography to students of Std. VIII & IX. She will teach on an honorary basis in place of tuition teacher Mrs. Deepali Aggarwal who discontinued her services from 1 June 2012.
Sat. 23rd:
The parents of new student Sohrab Gustasp Vimadalal (Std. I) decided to take him back home as they felt he was too young.
All students and staff members went to the movie "Ferrari ki Sawari" at Premier theatre, sponsored by a donor.
Wed. 27th:
Bought new DVD player for students.
Sat. 30th:
All students went to Ekadashi Mela.
Special Report:
Painting of 2nd flr dormitory and passage, change of water pipes for Old building from old galvanised ones which had heavily corroded to new pvc ones completed by the 12th June. Water pipeline installed for garden.
 
April & May 2012
Mon. 2nd:
An article and picture of ex-student Dinshah P. Magol appeared in Hindustan times p. 4 in which our Institute was also mentioned.
Thu. 5th:
All students went for the Farohar Films' exhibition inaugural ceremony at Albless Baug. Senior students of Std. VIII did the Ham-bandagi and sang a Monajat.
Mon. 9th:
Second Terminal Exam of students ends.
NIOS exams of Er. Areez P. Dastur starts.
Thu. 12th:
All students went for a day's excursion to Nehru Science centre with Er. Cyrus Sidhwa and Er. Peshotan Katrak.
Fri. 20th:
New Admissions: 4 students came with their parents for admission to the Institute and the D.P.Y.A. School. They are:

No. NAME ADMISSION IN STD.
1. Karl Zubin Sidhwa I
2. Sohrab Gustasp Vimadalal I
3. Shyamak Roomi Sanjana II
4. Persheus Yezdi Turel II
Sat. 21st:
The Institute closes for May Vacation.
Sat. 28th:
NIOS student Er. Areez P. Dastur goes home after all his major exams got over.
Mon. 30th:
Report of DPYA school. All students passed and promoted. Result enclosed.
During the Vacation 5 students will undergo Navar: Farsheed Dalal, Taronish Kotwal and Kayomarz Panthaki in Mumbai, Hormazd Aibada and Farzan Dastur in Surat.
1 student will undergo Maratab: Jehan V. Bhesania in Mumbai
 
March 2012
Sat. 3rd:
S. S.C. Exams begin. 1 student - Er. Shahzad D. Hozdar appeared.
Thu. 8th:
10 students participated in the Creative Child Genius Art and Craft competition at J.B.Vatcha High School organized by the MEJMT Trust. None of them won a prize.
Sun. 11th:
Annual Bhantar Examination of the Madressa conducted by Ervad Darayus Parvez Bajan (Report enclosed).

Jamshedi Navroz. All students went to the Agyari in the morning. In the evening all staff and students were invited by Mancherji E. Joshi Memorial Trust to the Dadar Parsee Gymkhana for Entertainment Programme and dinner.
Mon. 24th:
S.S.C. Exams ends.
Sun. 25th:
Last Parents Day of the academic year.
Mon. 26th:
Second Terminal Exams of students begin.
 
February 2012
Sun. 5th:
Bombay Parsee Association Bhantar competition. 12 students participated. Er. Malcom D. Hozdar won the first prize among Seniors and Master Aresh D. Nalladaru won the first prize among Juniors.
11th and 12th:
All Parsi Sports at University Stadium. 9 students participated. 2 won as under:
Ardeshirshaw R. Nariman: 2 Bronze medals in 100 and 400 m. runs.
Hanoz R. Dastur: Bronze medal in 110 m. hurdles.

11th All students were taken to the VJTI Fruit and Flower show by teacher Er. Cyrus D. Sidhwa.
Sat. 18th:
All students of the Madressa went to Iran League prize Distribution function and dinner where many received their prizes for various competitions. The students were invited by our Trustee and Treasurer Er. Vispi S. Dastur.
Sun. 26th:
Parents Teachers Management Meeting at 4:00 pm and Parents Day. Parents were allowed to take their children for outing for 2 hours on an experimental basis.
 
January 2012
Sun. 2nd:
The Institute re-opens after Christmas holidays.
Sat. 14th:
All students went for DPYA school Sports heats to St. Xavier's Ground, Parel. The following students qualified for Finals: Ardeshirshaw Rohinton Nariman, Kayomarz H. Panthaki, Farzan K. Dastur, Shavir P. Panthaki, Amavand Panthaki.
Fri. 20th:
Students went to Winter Mela at J.B.Vatcha School Students of Std. VIII to X went for picnic to Esselworld from D.P.Y.A, High School.
Sat. 21st:
All students and staff went to Naval exhibition at Prince of Wales Museum and from there to Albless baug for Prize distribution and dinner for Bhantar competition organized by the Bombay Parsee Association. Students were invited by BPA President and our Trustee Er. Vispi S. Dastur.
Sun. 22nd:
All students and staff members went for Kishor Kumar Night at Tejpal auditorium.
Wed. 25th:
All students went for DPYA school Sports to St. Xavier's Ground, Parel. The following students won medals: Ardeshirshaw Rohinton Nariman: (4 medals): 100m. Relay - Gold Medal, 100 m. race Silver Medal, 200 m. race Bronze medal, Cycle race Silver Medal, Kayomarz H. Panthaki: 100m. Relay - Gold Medal, Shavir P. Panthaki: Bronze medal in Needle and thread race, Amavand Panthaki: Bronze medal in Three legged race.
Thu. 26th:
All students (except SSC) and staff went to Tarapore by bus for Jashan and Lunch to celebrate the Dharamshala Salgreh. They were invited by Er. Pallonji Dastoor.
Sun. 29th:
Picnic - trekking to Peth fort (1500 ft), 30 kms from Karjat. All Institute students and some staff members were accompanied by four experienced trekkers headed by Mr. Sarosh Cooper. Breakfast and lunch were also provided by Mr. Cooper. 15 Cubs and guides had also joined the trek. (Parents Day postponed by a week).
Sports of Hanosh Dastur Std. XI at B.J.P.C. He won medals in the following events: Gold Medal - 4 X 100m. Relay; Gold Medal - 200 m. race; Silver Medal - Long Jump, 100 m. race Silver Medal, Bronze medal, Cycle race Silver Medal.
Special Report:
On 9th, college students Kayvan and Kurush Dastur performed the Navar ceremony of Er. Zahan Percy Madon. They were involved in the ceremony right from the beginning to the end (giving of Bareshnum, performing Gevra and Navar) in the Rustom Faramna Agyari, Dadar. Two new cycles for students were gifted by Zahan Percy Madan.
December 2011
Fri. 2nd:
Open Day at D.P.Y.A. High Schools. Teachers and some parents went to see the Terminal Exam papers of students.
Wed. 21st:
Annual Day of D.P.Y.A. High School. All students and some staff members attended the Programme at Shanmukhananda Hall.
Sun. 11th :
Annual Day of our Institute. About 200 guests gathered at the Mancherji Joshi Hall in the Madressa Annexe Building. Dasturji Khurshed K. Dastur presided over the function. Dasturji Kaikhushru N. Dastoor Meherjirana of Navsari was the Chief Guest and Honourable Mr. Justice Shahrukh Jimi Kathawala and Mrs. Mahrukh Noble were the Guests of Honour.

Trophies, crystal momentos, cash prizes and certificates were given to successful students in various categories such as Bhantar, School Studies, Religious Knowledge, Shahnameh and Sports. 2 Senior Mobed Sahebs were felicitated for life time achievements and one for long years of service as full time Mobed. The students' programme included a short talk, a Shahnameh recital a humorous skit, a skating performance and a display of mathematical and memory skills.
Sat. 18th:
10 students participated in the Iran league Shahnameh competition at Gamadia school, princess street. All won prizes.
Thu. 22nd:
Institute closed for Christmas holidays. One SSC student - Er. Shahzad D. Hozdar was made to stay back for tuitions.
Special Report:
Started using the new uniforms for formal wear for outside functions bought from a donation.
 
November 2011
Sun. 13th:
Institute reopens after Diwali holidays.
Sun. 20th:
All students went to Shanmukhananda hall for the whole day to attend the Zochld day function.
Sat. 26th:
Students went to participate in Iran league Monajat and Essay Competition. Four students participated in the former and nine in the latter competition. Six won in the Monajat. The results of Essay Competition is pending.
Sun. 27th:
Students and staff members went for an English 3-D movie Tin-tin at Sterling Theatre and then dinner at McDonalds. The movie and dinner were sponsored by a donor.
Special Report:
The process of re-organising and arranging the Institute Library started, with some post graduate Avesta students who volunteered to work at their convenience, under the direction of supervision of the Principal.
 
October 2011
Sat. 1st:
About 10 members of The Lions club of Byculla visited the Institute and handed over a a cheque for Rs. 15,000/- to the Principal for the Institute in a formal ceremony.
Sat. 8th:
Maratab exam of Er. Ariz P. Dastur conducted by Er. Darayus P. Bajan. Ariz passed the exam and would be undergoing his Maratab and Samel at Udvada in November 2011.
Wed. 5th to Sat 14th:
First Terminal Examinations.
Sat. 22nd:
Diwali Vacation for students.
 
September 2011
Sun. 4th:
First Birthday Party of Mstr Kaivan Burgis Patel in M. Joshi Hall. All our students were invited.
Sun. 11th:
IV Level of Mathemagic Class of Mr. Minoo Jokhi started from today.
Sun. 18th:
Institute's day picnic to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali, where the children enjoyed the Lion-Tiger Safari and Mini train.
Sat. 24th:
Iran league Elocution competition. Five students won prize in various categories as follows:
 
Laurels won by the students of Dadar Athornan Institute from January to September 2011:
No. Name Std. Prize
1. Aaresh D. Nalladaru V 4th consolation in Elocution Jr.
2. Hormazd B. Aibada VII 1st consolation in Elocution Jr.
3. Malcolm D. Hozdar VIII 1st consolation in Elocution Sr.
4. Kayomarz H. Panthaki VIII 2nd in Elocution Sr.

Mst. Farshid Zubin Dalal of Std. VII won 2nd Prize in "Best out of waste" competition and Mst Amavand Rumi Panthaki of Std. III won 1st prize in "Decorative Diya Making competition" at the D.P.Y.A. High School.
Sun. 25th:
PARENTS DAY and Parents Teachers Management meeting at the Institute.
 
August 2011
Sat. 6th:
Iran League Shahnameh Competition. Prize winners:
Seniors: SDHozdar (II), and MDHozdar (III)
Juniors - HBAibara (II), FZDalal (III), SPPanthaki and FK Dastur
(both consolation).
 
July 2011
Mon. 4th:
Students went to the Ekadashi Fair in the evening with staff members Er & Mrs. Karanjia.
Sun. 10th:
Parent Teachers Association Meeting and Election at the DPYA High School. Er. Kersi T. Karanjia represented the Institute.
Tue. 19th
(Roj 5; mah 12):
Students of Std. V to X wrote the Nirang i Khrafstar Zadan in Pahlavi language. Several Hamdins take this Nirang from the Institute to be it put up in their houses as a talisman to ward of evil.
Wed. 27th:
Prof. Prod Okter Skjaervo from Harvard University accompanied by Prof. Yuhan Vevaina from Stanford University visited the Institute and interacted with the students.
Sat. 30th:
Iran League Drawing competition at Gamadia School, Princess Street. Ten students from the Institute participated.
 
June 2011
Wed. 1st:
One ex-student Spenta F. Karkaria re-joined as a college student.
Sun. 12th:
1. The Institute re-opens after Summer Vacation, with 3 new students. Zahan Meherzad Turel in Std. I, Murzbansha Rohinton Nariman in Std. III and Ardeshirsha Rohinton Nariman in Std. VII. Total strength: 25 students (including 6 college students).
Fri. 24th:
The Principal returned from leave taken for a Fellowship to the Zurich University.
Tue. 14th:
DPYA High School re-opens after vacation.
Thu. 27th:
S.S.C. Results. One student Er. Hanoz Dastur had appeared. He secured 58%.
 
April & May 2011
New Admissions - 3 new students came with their parents for admission to the Institute and the D.P.Y.A. School. They are: Zahan Meherzad Turel in Std. I, Murzbanshaw Rohinton Nariman in Std. III and Ardeshirshaw Rohinton Nariman in Std. VII.
Sun. 10th:
Two students - Malcolm and Shahzad Hozdar went for their Maratab in Navsari.
Fri. 14th:
The Principal went on leave for a Fellowship to the Zurich university.
Wed. 20th:
All students went for the Farohar Films' exhibition inaugural ceremony at Albless Baug. Senior students did the Ham-bandagi and sang a Monajat.
Sat. 23rd:
The Institute closes for May Vacation.
Mon. 25th:
Tuitions for std. X starts for the SSC student for the next year - Shahzad Darayas Hozdar starts at the Institute.

During the Vacation 3 students will undergo Maratab: Farhad Faredun Shroff at Vatcha Gandhy Agyari, Mumbai on 21st May, Roj Khordad mah Dae, and Malcolm & Shahzad Darayas Hozdar at Navsari on 23rd April, Roj Daepadar, mah Adar.
 
March 2011
Thu. 3rd:
S. S.C. Exams begin. 1 student - Er. Hanoz R. Dastur - appeared.
Sun. 6th:
Re-introduced the weekly gymnastics classes of Mr. Cyrus Siganporia.
Sat. 12th:
Prize Distribution function of Bombay Parsee Association. 11 of our students won prizes in several categories. All students went for the programme and dinner thereafter.
Sun. 13th:
Annual Bhantar Examination of the Institute conducted by Ervad Darayus Parvez Bajan (Report enclosed).
Afternoon - 4th of the five 3 hr Memory development classes conducted by Mr. Minoo Jokhi -
Sun. 20th:
Last of the five 3 hr Memory development classes conducted by Mr. Minoo Jokhi -
Mon. 21st:
S.S.C. Exams ends
Jamshedi Navroz. All students went to the Agyari in the morning. In the evening all staff and students were invited by Mancherji E. Joshi Memorial Trust to the Dadar Gymkhana for Entertainment Programme and dinner.
 
February 2011
Sat. 5th:
6 students along with teacher Er, Kersi T. Karanjia went to Byculla to receive Awards for undergoing Navar and Maratab, from Rustom Baug Association.
Sun. 6th:
Mr. Minoo Jokhi's Mathematics and Memory Activities Class from 2 to 5 pm.
Sat. 12th and Sun. 13th:
7 students participated in All Parsi Sports at Marine Lines Gymkhana. None was successful.
Sun. 13th:
Two students Jehan Bhesania and Kayomarz Panthaki participated in the Khareghat Colony open singing competition. From among 80 participants, they were selected for the finals on 20th, but did not eventually win.
Mon. 15th – Thu. 18th:
IV Unit Test of Std. I-VIII.
Sat. - Sun. 26th-27th:
Students and staff members went for a picnic to Jungle Adventure camp at Ashfali Village, about 10 kms. from Bordi. The entire trip was organized and sponsored by Mr. Sarosh Sam Cooper along with other well-wishers – Burges Cooper, Rustom Jesia and Zubin Fatakia. They themselves being experienced in adventure sports and trekking also accompanied our group. Bus was provided free by Mr. Poras F. Buhariwala.

On the first day, the students participated in adventure sports which included Rifle shooting, archery and giant catapult shooting. An obstacle course race was organized for all students which included, high rope walking, swinging, vertical climbing, crawling, monkey walking, and beam walking. Mstr. Farhad Shroff emerged winner in this competition. All this was done under the expert guidance and supervision of camp-in-charge Mr. Surya Choudhary and his team. They first taught the technique of doing everything in the morning session and then made the students do it under their supervision in the afternoon-evening session. The day ended with a campfire where student put up items, sang Shahnameh, film and devotional songs and ended the day with Chaiye ame Zarthoshti.

Early in the morning the following day was the 3 hour hike to Bahrot mountains in which all students participated. On reaching the top we visited the historic Bahrot caves, where we had breakfast followed by a short speech about the religious and historic significance of the place and a hambadagi. After the descent other adventure sports of river crossing and rappling was done by all. There was lunch at the foot of Bahrot mountains. We set out for Mumbai at around 4:30 pm.
 
January 2011
Sun. 2nd:
The Institute re-opens after Christmas holidays.
Fri. 7th:
Navjote of Zaryas and Rayan Ruzbeh Davar. All students and staff members were invited and were taken in a special bus to Albless Baug for reception and dinner.
Wed. 12th:
Prof. Albert deJong from Leiden University visited the Institute and talked with the students about his work on Parthian history and about the book on the same topic which he is working, on after the demise of Prof. Dr. Mary Boyce, continuing from where she left.
Sun. 23rd:
Bombay Parsee Association Bhantar competition. 10 students participated. Mstr Taronish H. Kotwal won the first prize (Juniors) and Mstr Hormazd B. Aibada won the first prize among Seniors.
Tue. 26th:
All students (except SSC) and staff went to Tarapore by bus for Jashan and Lunch to celebrate the Dharamshala Salgreh. They were invited by Er. Pallonji Dastoor.
December 2010
Sat. 4th:
Bombay Parsee Association Prize Distribution Programme. Prize winners went for the programme and had dinner thereafter.
Thu. 9th:
Received reports of I Terminal Exams. See Attachment.
Sat. 11th:
Annual Day of our Institute. About 200 guests gathered at the Mancherji Joshi Hall in the Institute Annexe Building. Dasturji Khurshed K. Dastur presided over the function. Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, Bart., was the chief guest. Trophies, crystal momentos, cash prizes and certificates were given to successful students in various categories such as Bhantar, School Studies, Religious Knowledge, Shahnameh and Sports. 9 Senior Mobed Sahebs from all over India were felicitated for long years of service as full time Mobeds. The highlight of the evening was Pyramids - a gymnastic display by the students of the Institute.
Thu. 16th:
Annual Day of D.P.Y.A. High School. All students and some staff members attended the Programme at Shanmukhananda Hall.
Sat. 18th:
10 students participated in the Iran league Shahnameh competition at Gamadia school, princess street. All won prizes.
Sun. 19th:
All students were invited for Christmas party at Dadar Gymkhana.
Thu. 23rd:
Institute closed for Christmas holidays. One SSC student - Er. Hanosh R. Dastur stayed back for tuitions.
 
November 2010
Wed. 3rd:
Institute closes for Diwali holidays and Institute reopens after Diwali holidays.
Mon. 29th:
Open Day at D.P.Y.A. High Schools.
 
October 2010
Sat. - Sun. 2nd & 3rd:
Students went for a 2 day picnic to Lonavla sponsored by a parent of the Institute. All staff and students went. They stayed at Sir J.J Sanatorium.
Sat. 9th:
Iran leagues Essay and Parsi Song competition Er. Shazad Hozdar won the First prize and Trophy and Mstr Farshid Dalal won the consolation prize in singing competition.
Sun. 10th:
A donor Mr. Jamasji presented gift coupons of Landmark Book store to all students. The students went to the bookstore at Phoenix Mills Compound to select books and stationery for themselves and thereafter went for a party to Mc Donald at the same venue sponsored by a donor.
Thu. 14th:
Annual Sports of DPYA High School. Our student Er. Hanoz Dastur won the following medals: 3 Silver medals in 400m and 100 m. run and 4 X 100 m relay; Bronze in 200m and 800 m runs, Discus throw and Javelin throw, and runners up in tug of war. He narrowly missed being the best athlete in his under 16 age group.
Sat. 16th:
Navar and Maratab exams were conducted by Er. Darayas P. Bajan for the following students:
Navar: Mstr. Jehan V. Bhesania
Maratab: Er. Malcolm and Shazad Hozdar.
All three were declared successful and were given permission.
Sat. 30th:
Mrs. Nargesh Mallo and her group gave gift hampers to our students.
 
September 2010
Thu. 9th:
Students and staff members went for the English 3-D movie Avatar at PVR Multiplex and then dinner at McDonalds. The movie and dinner were sponsored by a donor.
Fri. 17th:
Mstr Kayomarz H. Panthaki won 2nd prize in Hindi poem competition at the school. He was coached by Mrs. Havovi R. Karanjia.
Sun. 27th:
PARENTS DAY at the Institute. The Principal addressed the Parents about the changes in the system of evaluating students, the introduction of the system of giving more importance to daily assignments than tests, giving of grades instead of marks in the reports and the new evaluation systems introduced.
Tue. 29th:
The Lions club of Byculla donated provisions worth Rs. 5,000/- and another cheque for Rs. 18,000/- for the Institute. About 12 members of the Club came for the function in which the cheques were presented to the Principal.
 
August 2010
Sun. 1st:
Mr. Sagir Ahmed (popularly known as chacha) our night watchman for more than 20 years expired in his native home town. He served us till July 2010 as he was in good health till then.
Sat. 7th:
Iran League Elocution and Quiz competition. Prize winners:
Elocution: Seniors: MDHozdar, and KHPanthaki (both consolation)
Quiz: Juniors - ARPanthaki and FK Dastur (consolation); Seniors: SDHozdar (3rd) MDHozdar, FZDalal (both consolation)
Fri. 6th:
Muktad leave and Gatha holidays for Navar students.
Fri. 13th:
Gatha holidays for Junior students.
Sun. 22nd:
The Institute re-opens after Gatha Holidays.
Tue. 24th:
Khordad Sal. All students accompanied by a staff member went to the Agiary in the morning. At 10:00 am documentary shooting at the Institute by BBC news for a documentary on the Parsis.
All Students with staff members went for the English play Just Don't do it at St. Andrews Auditorium. The children were invited by Committee Member Er. Cyrus P. Dastoor.
Thu. 26th:
Prof. Dr. Touraj Daryaee from University of California and Dr. Youhan Vevaina from Harvard University visited the institute and interacted with the students.
26-28th:
Scout camp to Matheran from DPYA School. Our students of Std. IX-X went with scouter Cyrus D. Sidhwa.
29th:
6 Junior students (Std. I-IV) of the Institute join the Dadar Parsi Colony's Cub (Jr. Scout) group and will attend its weekly sessions every Sunday.
 
July 2010
Sun. 4th, 11th , 18th:
Mr. Minoo Jokhi's "Maths Wizard II" Workshops with our students.
Sat. 10th:
About 25 Students and Faculty of "University of South California School of Social Work" visited the Institute and had a tour of the Institute as part of their graduate course which includes visit of and studying the cultures of different world religions.
Wed. 21st:
Students went to the Ekadashi Fair in the evening accompanied by staff members Er & Mrs. Karanjia.
Wed. 21st:
Sahara Samay TV came to shoot at the Institute for a feature which would be part of a documentary on Mumbai Parsis.
Mon. 19th
(Roj 5; mah 12):
Students of Std. V to X wrote the Nirang i Khrafstar Zadan in Pahlavi language. Several Hamdins take this Nirang from the Institute to be it put up in their houses as a talisman to ward of evil.
Sat. 31st: Iran League Drawing competition - ZDNalladaru, ZaDNalladaru, SHPanthaki, KyHPanthaki, FZDalal. MDHozdar, FKDastur and HBAibada participated.
 
June 2010
Sun. 13th:
1. The Institute re-opens after Summer Vacation, with 3 new students. Masters Zal, Zerkasis and Arish Darayus Nalladaru in Std. II, II and IV resp. Total strength: 21 students (including 4 college students).

One student - Farhad Faredun Shroff underwent Navar during the vacation at Vatcha Gandhy Agyari, Mumbai (21st May, Roj Khordad mah Dae)
Sat. 19th:
A weekly grammar and conversational English language class conducted by Mrs. Diana Perreira (Principal, DPYA High School) and Mrs. Geeta Sarup will be conducted at the Institute Library in three graded levels. Our students would be given free coaching in these class.
Thu. 24th:
S.S.C. Results. Two students had appeared. Er. Sheherezade R. Pavri secured 94% and Er. Rayan D. Dastur secured 77%.
 
April 2010
Thu. 22th:
All students went for the Farohar Films' exhibition inaugural ceremony at Albless Baug. Senior students did the Ham-bandagi and sang a Monajat. Thereafter our Institute children put up the skit "Barjorji no Barapo".
Fri. 23rd:
3 new students came for admissions to the Institute and the D.P.Y.A. School: Masters Zal, Zerkasis and Arish Darayus Nalladaru in Std. II, II and IV resp.
Sat. 17th:
All students and staff members went to Mr. Jimmy Mistry's Della Adventure Park near Khandala for fun-filled adventure games and dinner thereafter.
Sat. 24th:
The Institute closes for May Vacation.

During the Vacation 1 student (Farhad Faredun Shroff) will undergo Navar at Vatcha Gandhy Agyari, Mumbai (21st May, Roj Khordad mah Dae).
Special Report:  
Fri. 10th
External tiling of wall surface and pump room and retiling of flooring work of area near well to facilitate and maintain cleanliness when catering is in progress started.
Mon. 26th: Work for retiling the floor and putting of Jaisalmer stone on the walls in the dining room area started.
 
March 2010
Sat. 6th:
Er. Hanoz Dastur had participated in the MEJMT Prince Charming Contest in which he won a consolation prize.
Sun. 7th:
Annual Bhantar Examination of the Madressa conducted by Ervad Darayus Parvez Bajan. First of the five Memory development classes conducted by Mr. Minoo Jokhi.
Tue. 21th:
Jamshedi Navroz. All students went to the Agyari in the morning.
In the evening all staff and students were invited by Mancherji E. Joshi Memorial Trust to the Dadar Parsee Gymkhana for Entertainment Programme and dinner.
 
February 2010
Sun. 7th:
Morning: Bombay Parsee Association Bhantar Competition.
Eight students participated in two groups and won as Follows:
Jrs: I F.K. Dastur; II T.H.Kotwal; IV HBAibada: Consolation: S.P.Panthaki
Srs: II DP Magol; II- III MD Hozdar; IV HR Dastur; Con: F.S. Shroff & S.D.Hozdar
Evening: Students went for Anand Mela (Fun fair) at DPYA high school
Sat. 13th:
Two scholars of Iranian languages - Prof Dr. Yuhan Vevaina from Harvard and Dr. Mihela Timus from the university of Romania visited the Institute and interacted with the students.
Sun. 14th:
4 students went for All Parsi Sports at University grounds. Er. Hanosh Dastur won 2 gold medals for Javelin throw and long jump.
Evening: Iran league Prize Distribution: 6 students went to collect prizes in various competitions and have dinner thereafter at Cama baug.
Sat. 20 - Sun. 21st:
Two day trek and picnic to Lonavla arranged with the help of Mr. Sarosh S. Cooper: Started at 6:30 am in bus given free by Mr. Porus Buhariwala.. Reached at around 9:30 at Barton lodge, Ryewood, Lonavala. Had Breakfast. Children and staff played till lunch time. After lunch went to see the fully automated bottling plant at Mulshi springs in 5 SUVs. It was an educational experience where the children saw the entire process of making mineral water - right from the making of plastic bottles from a 2 inch mould till washing, filling, checking, capping. labeling and packing. The following day before sunrise, students trekked for 3kms to the base of Duke's nose, and thereafter hiked up the mountain with the help of Sarosh, his brother Berjis and their friends Mr. Cyrus Langrana and Ms. Jasmin Siganporia who had specially come to help our students. After a hearty breakfast at the top of Duke's nose, there was an exciting descent after which we went to the lodge by our bus. After a sumptuous lunch sponsored by Mr. Perzon Zand and his friends, we had some rest and tea and started back for Mumbai at 4:00 pm.
Sat. 27th:
A special audio-visual programme including a meditation session was given for 2 hours by Mr. Yazdi Munsif, to motivate and inspire the students to bring out the best in them.
 
January 2010
Sat. 16th:
Navjote of Hormazd Ramiyar Karanjia. All students and staff members were taken in the bus to Albless Baug for reception and dinner.
Sat. 23rd:
Seven students from the Institute participated in the Iran League Shahnameh competition. All received prizes as follows - HRDastur - I & Trophy, DPMagol - II, KHPanthaki - Cons., FFShroff- III, APDastur - III (Sr) and HBAibada- Cons.
Sun. 24th:
General Body Meeting of Athornan Mandal in the M. Joshi Hall.
In the evening all students went to Winter Mela Fair at J.B.Vatcha High School.
Tue. 26th:
All students (except SSC) and staff went to Tarapore by bus for Jashan and Lunch to celebrate the Dharamshala Salgreh. They were invited by Er. Pallonji Dastoor.
Sun. 31st:
Parents Day. Ten students participated in the Bai Jerbai Baug All Parsees Elocution Competition - AR Panthaki, SPPanthaki, FKDastur, DPMagol, FZDastur, KHPanthaki, JVBhesania, FFShroff, M & S DHozdar. There were about 100 participants. Nobody from our Institute won a prize.
December 2009
Sat. 21st:
Iran League Elocution and Quiz competition. 6 students participated in each competition. In Elocution Jehan Bhesania and Kayomarz Panthaki got consolation prizes, in Quiz Farjhad Shroff won I, Malcolm Hozdar II and Dinshaw Magol consolation prize.
Fri. 18th:
Annual Day of D.P.Y.A. High School Golden Jubilee Year. All students and some staff members went to attend the Programme at Shanmukhananda Hall. Our students had participated in various items. Er. Shehrezad R. Pavri was selected to the Vote of Thanks.
Sat. 19th:
Annual Day of the Madressa. More than 200 guests gathered at the Mancherji Joshi Hall in the Madressa Annexe Building. Dasturji Khurshed K. Dastur presided over the function. In the absence of Dr. Nawaz B. Mody, who was not able to come due to a mix-up of dates, Er. Darayas Bajan was requested to be the chief guest.. Trophies, medals, cash prizes, books and certificates were given to successful students in various categories such as Bhantar, School Studies, Religious Knowledge, Shahnameh, Sports and Extra-curricular activities. The highlight of the programme was the Parsi Gujarati play "Barjorji no Barapo" 16 Senior Mobed Sahebs from all over India were felicitated for putting in more than 45 years of service as full time Mobeds.
 
November 2009
Sun. 1st:
Madressa reopens after Diwali holidays.
Sat. 21st:
Iran League Essay and Parsi Song competition. The prizes of Essay have not yet been announced. In Parsi song Ariz Dastur won the I prize and Hanoz Dastur IV Prize in Seniors. Among the Juniors, Farhad F. Shroff won the I prize, whereas Kayomarz panthaki and Dinshaw Magol won consolation prizes.
Mon. 23rd:
All students went for DPYA High School Sports (Sports) at St. Xavier' Ground, Parel with Er. Cyrus D. Sidhwa. Er. Hanosh R. Dastur won gold medal for Volleyball, silver medal for javeline throw, and bronze medal in long jump. Ariz P. Dastur won Silver medal in dodge-bal and Shehrezad pavri won Silver medal in Table tennis. Er Rayan Dastur, Mstr. Farhad Shroff, Taronish Kotwal and Farzan Dastur qualified for the finals.
Tue. 24th: Mr. Magnus Briem from Greek National Television shot at the INSTITUTE for a documentary on Parsis "Sugar in Milk."
Sat. 28th:
A Fire-fighting Demo was given to all students and staff members, including kitchen and cleaning staff. Later all participants were given a certificate
Sun. 29th:
All students from Std. II to X went to attend the Zochild Day Programme at Shanmukhananda Hall
 
October 2009
Sun. 4th:
The Lions club of Byculla donated n 6.5 Kg LG Washing Machine for the Washing room of the Institute. About 12 people from the Club came for the Presentation.
Sat. 10th:
Diwali Vacation starts.

During the vacation Er. Dinshah P. Magol (Std. V) underwent Maratab (Roj Daepadar mah Khordad 1379 AY 25th Oct. 09) at Udwada and successfully passed his Samel exam. Masters Shahzad and Malcolm Darayas Hozdar underwent Navar at Vatcha Gandhi Agyari, Mumbai (Roj tir mah Khordad - 30th Oct 09)
Special Report:
During the vacation the following Renovation work was undertaken:

1. Hall - Tiling work on the 3 walls surrounding the stage, painting and new concealed wiring and switchboards, Green room and basin, toilet in green room.
2. The toilet area of 1st and 2nd floor in New building painted. Wooden structures repaired, fully repaired and renovated, fitted with new toilets, basin and flooring.
3. One old metal water tank on terrace replaced with new Sintex one and new water connections from well for water to be used in kitchen and toilet.
4. Kitchen area for Hall changed from West side to East side. New water connection given there.
 
September 2009
Thu - Sat 10 - 12th:
SCOUT CAMP from D. P. Y. A. School to Khanvel. 5 students of the Institute from Std. VIII-X went for the camp.
Mon. 14th:
Jehan V. Bhesania and Sherezad R. Pavri both won 1st prizes in Hindi poem competition at the school. They were coached by Mrs. Havovi R. Karanjia.
 
August 2009
Sat. 1st:
Mr. Zak Colins from the Canada Radio Broadcasting Corporation had come. He is doing a story on the Parsis and has included our Institute as a Premium Zoroastrian Institution. He had a chat with the Principal about the history and the activities of the Insitute, and recorded sounds of prayer.
Mon: Thursday 25th:
Khordad Sal. All students accompanied by a staff member went to the Agiary in the morning an in the evening went for the Gujarati play Chhupo Rustom at Tejpal Auditorium. Tickets were given free by our Committee Member Er. Dr. Cyrus P. Dastoor.
Special Report:
* Two Display boards were kept in the Institute Office - one displaying ex-students of the Institute (since 1966) who are Nirang-din performers and the other displaying ex-students who have secured Distinction marks at the S.S.C. Exams.

* New Brochure for the Institute was printed, which has been sent to all Trustees and Committee members. It was almost 2 years in making and was the idea of Dasturji Khurshed K. Dastur. Drafting of the text was done with the help of Prof. Er. Nadir A. Modi.
 
July 2009
Fri. 3rd: Students (Std. I-VI) went to the Ekadashi Fair in the evening accompanied by Senior college students.
Fri. 10th: Investiture ceremony of DPYA High School. It included the investiture of Master Shehrezad R. Pavri as Head-boy. For the first time in the history of the Institute, our student was selected Head-boy of the school. The Institute Principal was present at the Investiture.
Thu. 16th: Mre. Frenymai M. Desai ex-Matron of the Institute, who served for almost 10 years, expired at 5:15 pm.
Sun. 19th
(Roj 5; mah 12):
Students of Std. V to X wrote the Nirang i Khrafstar Zadan in Pahlavi language. Several Hamdins take this Nirang from the Institute to be it put up in their houses as a talisman to ward of evil.
 
June 2009
Sun. 14th: 1. The Institute re-opens at 9:00 a.m. after Summer Vacation,
with 1 new student Master Amavand Rumi Panthaki in Std. I.

Total strength of The Institute: 22 students (including 4 college students).

One student – Areez Parvez Dastur - underwent Navar during the vacation at iranshah Atash Behram, Udwada, on 24th May 2009 (Roj 9 mah 10 1378 AY).

2. Meeting of Remedial teacher Kashmira Kakalia with parents of 4 of our Learning Disability students.

Remedial teacher Kashmira Kakalia will guide the 4 LD students twice a week – Tuesdays and Thursdays - gratis.

3. Prof. Dr. Anna Krasnowolska, Persian Professor of Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland along with Dr. Nawaz Modi, Trustee of the K.R.Cama Oriental Institute, visited The Institute and talked with the students.
Mon. 15th: DPYA High School re-opens after vacation. Uniforms have been changed to mark the Golden Jubilee of the school.
Fri. 19th: Er. Shehrezad R. Pavri is elected the Head boy of the D.P.Y.A. High School.
Thu 25th: S.S.C. Results. One student Er. Kerfegar H. Panthaki had appeared. He passed securing 48.6 %.
Sun 28th: 1. Athornan Mandal Trustees and governing Body meeting at the Institute.

2. Parents Day at the Institute.
Special Report: External Painting work of the Institute building and renovation of toilet blocks, gr. floor) and 3 bath-rooms (1st floor) completed by about the 15th of June. Started the work of painting the Verandah of the Institute.
 
May 2009
Fri 1st: Final Report of all students received from the D.P.Y.A. High School.
No other activities on account of Summer Vacation.
Special Report: External Painting work of the Institute building and internal painting work of 3rd floor of Annex building continues, as also renovation of toilet blocks (east side, ground floor) and 3 bath-rooms (west side, 1st floor).
 
April 2009
Fri 10th: Second Terminal Exam of The Institute students ends.
Thu 16th: All students went for the Farohar Films’ exhibition closing ceremony, followed by dinner at Albless Baug. Senior students did the Ham-bandagi.
Fri 20th: New Admission to the Institute and the D.P.Y.A. School of Master Amavand Rumi Panthaki in Std. I.
Sat 25th: The Institute closes for May Vacation.

During the Vacation 1 student (Areez Parvez Panthaki) will undergo Navar at Iranshah Atash Behram, Udwada (24th May, Roj Adar mah Dae)
Special Report: Fri 10th: External Painting work of the Institute building and Annexe building and internal painting work of 3rd floor of Annex building (staff quarters started).

Sat 25th: Total renovation of toilet blocks (east side, ground floor) and 3 bath-rooms (west side, 1st floor) started.
 
March 2009
Sun 1st: The Institute was featured on TV9.
Mon 2nd: Received sports goods for students worth about Rs. 7,000/- from a Zarthoshti family in Chennai.
Fri 6th: 1. S. S.C. Exams begin. One student - Er. Kerfegar Panthaki appeared.
Sat 7th: DPYA School Open Day. The Institute teachers as well as some parents went to school to see the corrected Unit test papers.
Wed 11th: 14 our students participated in the Creative Child Genius Competition organised by Mancherji E. Joshi Trust held at J.B.Vatcha Girls High School.
Sat 14th: The Institute team of 9 students participated for the short skit (5 minutes) competition at J.B. Vatcha School on the theme "Vote Do". The Institute skit, written by the Principal was entitled "Vote for Mobed Pavri." They won a special audience appreciation prize.
Sun 15th: Annual Bhantar Examination of The Institute conducted by Ervad Darayus Parvez Bajan (Report enclosed).
Thu 20th: S.S.C. Exams ends
Tue 21th: Jamshedi Navroz. All students went to the Agyari in the morning.
In the evening all staff and students were invited by Mancherji E. Joshi Memorial Trust to the Dadar Parsee Gymkhana for Entertainment Programme and dinner.
Tue 24th: Second Terminal Exam of The Institute students begin.
Sun 29th: Last Parents Day of the academic year.
Mon 30th: Report of Athornan Mandal Mobed felicitation appeared in FED newsletter.
Special report: External painting work of The Institute old and new building, and internal painting work of third floor new building started on 24th March.
 
February 2009
Sat 7th: Students invited for a Parsi Gujarati play by a donor to Manik Sabhagriha, Bandra. 3 students went for All Parsi Sports competition to University grounds with college student Er. Jamsheed Sidhwa.
Sun 8th: All students went for Anand Mela (Fun fair) at DPYA school.
4 students went for All Parsi Sports competition to University grounds with college student Er. Jamsheed Sidhwa. Er. Sidhwa won medals in long Jump and Track events.
Sun 15th: Athornan Mandal’s Senior Mobed’s Felicitation Report and Dadar Athornan Institute’s Annual Report came in Jame Weekly.
Mon 16th - Fri 20th: IV Unit Test of Std. I - VIII.
Sat 21st: Selected 13 students went to the Food fiesta Fun Fair at J.B.Vatcha School with Senior college students.
Sun 22nd: Bombay Parsee Association Bhantar Competition.
Eight students participated in two groups and won as Follows:
Juniors: II T.H. Kotwal; IV F.K. Dastur
Seniors: I - S.R. Pavri; II R.D. Dastur; III D.P. Magol; IV S.D. Hozdar
 
January 2009
Fri 2nd: The Institute re-opens after Christmas holidays.
Sun 3rd: Students of Std. III-X attended the full day Zoroastrian Children’s Day Programme at Shanmukhananda Hall.
Mon 5th - Thu 19th: Prelims of Std. X.
Fri 9th - Thu 19th: III Unit Test of Std. VIII & IX and Prelims.
Fri 9th - Thu 19th: IV Unit Test of Std. I - VII.
Sun 18th: The Institute internal Carrom, Chess and Table - tennis tournament.
Sun 25th: Parents Day & Annual Day of The Institute. More than 200 guests gathered at the Mancherji Joshi Hall in The Institute Annexe Building. Dasturji Khurshed K. Dastur presided over the function. Mr. Noshir H. Dadrawala was the chief Guest. Trophies, medals, cash prizes, books and certificates were given to successful students in various categories such as Bhantar, School Studies, Religious Knowledge, Shahnameh, Sports and Extra-curricular activities. The highlight of the programme was the English historical play "The Miracle of King Darab". 18 Senior Mobed Sahebs from all over India were felicitated for putting in more than 50 years of service as full time Mobeds.
Sat. 31st: Open Day at DPYA High School. Teachers and some parents went to see papers.
November 2008
Sun 9th: Institute reopens after Diwali holidays.
Mon 10th: Navar of student Dinshah Pourushasp Magol (Std.IV) atUdwada.
Thu 13th (Bank Holiday): All students and staff members were invited for dinner by the Ervad Vispi S. Dastur, President, Bombay Parsee Association at their Annual Prize Distribution Function at Albless Baug Eight of our students received prizes (See Feb 08 report).
Sat 15th: Open Day at D.P.Y.A. High Schools. Teachers and some parents went to see the Terminal Exam papers of students.
Sun 16th: The students participated for the Walk and Programme to create awareness about Multiple Sclerosis by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI) at the Dadar Parsee Gymkhana in the morning (Report and photo appeared in Jame Jamshed dated 7th December.08).
Tue 18th: Students of Middle section and secondary went for DPYA High School Sports (heats) at St. Xavier’ Ground, Parel with Er. Cyrus D. Sidhwa.
Sun 23rd: outing – nature walk - to Kings Circle and Matunga and snacks thereafter.
Wed 26th: All students went for DPYA High School Sports (Sports) at St. Xavier’ Ground, Parel with Er. Cyrus D. Sidhwa. Er. Kerfegar H. Panthaki was the captain and and Er. Hanosh R. Dastur was a team –member of the winning Tug-of-War Team.
Sun 30th: Parents Day.
 
October 2008
Mon. 6th: First Terminal Exam starts.
Wed 8th: Wed 8th: The Lions club of Byculla donated An LG 32 inch LCD Colour Television for the audiovisual room of the Institute. About 15 people from the Club had come to do the Presentation ceremony.
Fri 17th: First Terminal Exam ends.
Sat 18th: Diwali Vacation of the Institute starts.

During the vacation Renovation work of First floor Principal’s Quarter, adjoining bathrooms, toilets and rooms on the East wing of the Institute started under supervision of Mr. Jamshed Bhiwandiwala. The work continued after the Institute re-opened.

During the vacation Master Dinshah P. Magol (Std.IV) went to undergo Navar at Udvada. Navar kriya on Mon. 10th November (Roj Din, mah Khordad).
 
September 2008
Mon 1st: II UNIT TEST ends.
Sat 13th: OPEN DAY for the II Unit Test for Std. I-X. The respective teachers Er. Khushru Panthaki, Er. Cyrus Sidhwa and Er. Kersi Karanjia, along with some parents went for the Open Day.
Wed 17th: Navar Bhantar exam of Master Dinshah P. Magol conducted by Er. Darayas P. Bajan at the Mewawala Agyari. Mstr. Magol was adjudged passed and was declared fit to undergo navar. Dinshah is to undergo navar at Udwada in the Diwali holidays.
Wed 17th– Sat 20th: SCOUT CAMP from D. P. Y. A. School to Saputara. 4 students of the Institute from Std. VIII-X went for the camp.
Sat 20th: All successful students went to MC DONALDS’ at Phoenix Mills Compound. The outing was sponsored by a Donor.
Sun 21st: Athornan Mandal – Zarthoshti Brothers Fund programme “KISSE- E-YAZDEZARD SHERIYAR” in the Institute Hall. All students attended.
Tue 23rd: Er. Shehrezad R. pavri won the third prize in English Elocution competion of school schildren organized by Form for Free Enterprise.
Sun 28th: Parents-Teachers-Management MEETING and PARENTS DAY.
 
August 2008
Sat 2nd: Open Day at the D.P.Y.A. High School. Institute teachers went to see papers.
Sun 3rd: Students who passed in all subjects went to MacDonalds to celebrate their good results. – sponsored by Donor.
Fri 8th: Muktad leave and Gatha holidays for Navar students.
Wed 13th: Gatha holidays for junior students.
Wed 21st: Institute re-opens after Gatha Holidays.
 
July 2008
Sun 13th: All students and staff members went by bus to Albless Baug for Mumbai Zarthoshty Jashan Committees Jashan, Function and Vegetarian Lunch, at their invitation.
Sun 13th: Parent Teachers Association Meeting and Election at the DPYA High School. The Principal represented the Institute.
Mon 14th: The Junior students (Std. I-VI) went to the Ekadashi Fair in the evening accompanied by Senior college students.
Wed 16th: Meeting for children with learning disabilities in the D.P.Y.A. High School. Er. Kersi T. Karanjia attended the meeting.
Sat 19th: (Roj 5; mah 12).: Students of Std. V toX wrote the Nirang i Khrafstar Zadan in Pahlavi language. Several Hamdins take this Nirang from the Institute to be it put up in their houses as a talisman to ward of evil.
Mon 21st - 24th: I Unit Test of students of Std. I-VIII
Tue 22nd: Prof Yuhan Vevaina was invited by Athornan Mandal to deliver a lecture in the Institute Hall. The lecture on “Teaching and learning Zoroastrianism in the West was attended by about 75 people.
Sun 27th: Parents Day.
Wed 30th: TV 9 News channel came to do a brief shooting of students which will be incorporated on a Documentary on Parsees which may be aired in September or October.
 
June 2008
Sat. 14th: Institute re-opens after Vacation with 1 new student Master Shavir Poras Panthaki in Std. I.
Total strength of the Institute: 22 students (including 4 college students).
In all 10 students left Institute last year, 6 after giving S.S.C. (Onr, Er. Peshotan Katrak rejoined as College student), 1 had to go as he was a Slow learner, 3 - Masters Rushan and Fraron Balsara (Std. III & IV and Er. Neville P. Mandviwala (Std. V) left the Institute as per their parents wish, on account of their family circumstances.
One student, Er. Neville P. Mandviwala -underwent Navar during the May Vacation.
Mon. 16th: DPYA High School re-opens after vacation.

Thu 26th S.S.C. Results. Six students appeared. All of them passed.
Their Results are as follows:

No. Name Percentage
1. Jamshed Firoz BehramKamdin 57,23
2. Khurshed Firoz BehramKamdin 55.53
3. Jehan Neville Darbari 56.30
4. Cherag Soli (Polia) Desai 56.00
5. Peshotan Vistasp Katrak 66.92
6. Jamshed Peshotan Sidhwa 56.30
Fri 27th: Er. Shehrezad R.Pavri was elected as the Assistant Head Boy of the D.P.Y.A. High School.
Sun. 29th: Parents Day. An informal briefing was held by the Principal with the parents to inform them about the new developments regarding teachers and students account.
 
May 2008
No activities in the month of May on account of Summer Vacation.
 
April 2008
Fri 11th: Second Terminal Exam ends.
Sun 13th: Picnic to Elephanta caves, fully sponsored by a donor, through the good offices of Dasturji Khurshed K. Dastur.
Tue 15th: All Senior Students went for the Farohar Films’ exhibition on Zoroastrian religion and history at Albless Baug. Er. Sherezad R. Pavri acted as the compere of the show, today an done the 16th.
Wed 16th: S.S.C. Exam of two Learning disability students gets over today.
Fri 20th: New Admission to the Institute and the D.P.Y.A. School of the following student: Std. I: 1) Shahvir Poras Panthaki.
Wed 23rd: Institute closes for May Vacation.

During the Vacation 1 student (Neville S. Mandviwala) will undergo Navar at Rustom Framna Agyari at Dadar and 1 student (Cherag S. Desai) will undergo Maratab in Navsari.
 
March 2008
Sun 2nd: 14 of our students participated in the Creative Child Genius Competition organised by Mancherji E. Joshi Trust held at J.B.Vatcha Girls High School. One student – Mstr Farzan K. Dastur won the I Consolation Prize in junior category.
Tue 4th: Four senior students along with Er. Kersi T. Karanjia went for the Anniversay celebrations, programme and dinner of Parsi Resource Group.
Fri 7th: Std. IX exams of DPYA School starts.
Wed 12th: 1. S. S.C. Exams begin. Six students will appear.

2. The Uthamna of ex-school teacher Mr. Phiroze Jehangir Mogul, who served the Madress as a teacher for senior students from 197 to 1996, was performed in the Bhanter room of the Institute by our students and staff members. More than 70 relatives and friends of Mr. Mogul attended the ceremony.
Tue 21st: Jamshedi Navroz. All students went to the Agyari in the morning.
In the evening all staff and students were invited by Mancherji E. Joshi Memorial Trust to the Dadar Parsee Gymkhana for Entertainment Programme and dinner.
Sun 30th: Last Parents Day of the academic year.
Mon 31st: Second Terminal Exam begins.
Thu 27th: S.S.C. Exams ends (except for the 2 LD students who have typing and IT papers in April).
 
February 2008
Sat 2nd: Mst. Jehan Darbari, an SSC student, went home to prepare for his exams.
Tue 5th: Kayomarz Panthaki won the Third Prize in inter house Indian Music singing competition at the DPYA School.
Fri 8th: DPYA School Open Day. Teachers as well as some parents went to school to see the corrected Unit test papers.
Mon 11th – Thu 14th: IV Unit Test of Std. I-VIII.
Sat 16th: Annual Bhantar Examination conducted by Ervad Darayus Parvez Bajan.
Sun 17th: All students went for Anand Mela (Fun fair) at DPYA School.
Sun 17th: Bombay Parsee Association Bhantar Competition.

Ten students participated in two groups and won as Follows:
Juniors: I M.D. Hozdar; II T.H.Kotwal III F.K. Dastur
Seniors: II- NP Mandviwala; III- S.R.Pavri; Consolation - H.R. Dastur; Ke H Panthaki; D.P. Magol
Sun 24th: Parents Day and Parent Teacher Management Meeting. Dasturji Khurshed Dastur was the only representative from the management side. The Principal asked the parents to consider the Open Day at DPYA School just to see papers and not to treat it as a parent’s day to feed and buy things for their children. There was a suggestion from one of the parents to develop a gymnasium at the Institute.
 
January 2008
Mon 1st: * Institute re-opens after Christmas holidays.

* Er. Sarosh H. BehramKamdin appointed new Resident Bhantar teacher.
Tue 3rd – Thu 18th: III Unit Test and Prelims.
Sun 6th: Senior students were invited by the Parsi Resource Group to do Ham-bandagi to flag off their bike rally at the Dadar Gymkhana.
Wed 9th: Well cleaned through Mr. Gangawat.
Sat 12th: Senior students went to receive Navar-Maratab prizes at Rustom Baug.
Sun 13th: * General Body Meeting and Lunch of Athornan Mandal at the Institute hall.

* Students outing to Kings Circle and 5 Gardens with Er. & Mrs. Kersi Karanjia.
Tue 15th: 5 Junior students sang a Monajat at the International meet “Coming Together” in the Institute Hall.
Sat 19th: All students and staff members went for Peenaz Masani’s musical Programme ‘Dreamz’ at Shanmukhanada Hall. Tickets were sent by management of J.B.Vatch High School.
Sun 20th: * In the morning about 15 students from Vikhroli’s Godrej Quarters Religious Classes came for an educational programme to see the Institute and the way of life of our children. They were taken around by the Principal.

* Athornan Mandal – Zarthoshti Brothers Fund programme “Kisse- Zarthostiyane baste –Kustiyan.” All students attended.
Wed 23rd: * Std. I-IV went for Picnic to Tikujini Wadi from D.P.Y.A. High School.

* V-X Std. students went for Sports Heats to St. Xavier’s Ground, parel.
Thu 24th: Nine students went to receive prize and have dinner at the Bombay Parsee Association’s Programme at Cama Baug. The senior students conducted the Ham-bandagi.
Sat 26th: All students (except SSC) and staff went to Tarapore by bus for Jashan and Lunch to celebrate the Agyari Salgreh. They were invited by Er. Pallonji Dastoor.
Sun 27th: * Photo-Shoot of students for Institute Brochure by Mr. Sarosh Daruwalla.

* All students (except SSC) participated in a Drawing Competition on the subject life after death organized by two scholars from Zurich University – Prof. Dr. Dorothea Luddeckens and Prof. Rafael Walthert. Prizes and competition sponsored by the scholars.

*Parents Day.
Thu 31st: DPYA School Sports. The following students received Prizes:

No. Name Percentage
1. Farzan K. Dastur I in 80 metres run.
2. Rushan P. Bulsara I in three-legged race.
3. Hanoz R. Dastur II in Dodgeball & I in relay.
4. Jamsheed P. Sidhwa I in Tug of War; II in
Volley Ball & III in Discus throw.
5. Shehrezad R. Pavri II in Volley Ball.
6. Chirag S. Desai I in Tug of War.
7. Jamshed F. BehramKamdin I in Tug of War.
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