By initiating the celebration of 3000 years of Zarathushti Culture Tajikistan has started a wave, which has and is having a worldwide effect. Tajikistan has repeated its history.
(The first government that accepted Zarathuhstra's teachings was that of Shah Gostasp the King of Balkh, which is part of present day Tajikistan)
In spite of the short notice the Zarathushties followed the Tajiks united in their purpose, each organization celebrating the event within their means and the celebrations are still continuing in some corner of the world. There was no pessimism or argument although everyone had reservations with regard to the date, but at the same time everyone understood the greater purpose and the importance of the event. We need to keep up the same spirit.
The President of Tajikistan His Excellency Emomali Rahmonov who conducts his affairs based on the principle of Good Thoughts Good Words and Good Deeds, while speaking at the anniversary of the Republic of Tajikistan on the 8th of September 2003 made yet another announcement he declared the year 2006 as the YEAR OF REVIVAL OF THE ANCIENT ARYAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE.
This time we have a THREE-YEAR NOTICE, and all those who love their ancient culture have been given a second chance. Let us come together and with the help of the one and only government in the world that shares our aspiration, REVIVE OUR ANCIENT CULTURE and present its true colours to the World.
To Thank the people of Tajikistan we at IRAN ZAMIN have taken the initiation and responsibility to lead all well-wishers in building CULTURAL CENTERS in Tajikistan and making them ready for inauguration in 2006.
Herein we announce the setting up of an account earmarked the "TAJIKISTAN 2006 FUND". It will be a transparent account with the proceeds used for setting up a CULTURAL CENTER in Dushanbe, to be ready for inauguration in 2006 and funds permitting we will help set up one center in each of the major cities. LET US SHOW OUR SUPPORT TO THE TAJIKS LET US SAY "THANK YOU TAJIK'S FOR YOUR INITIATION." We invite you to send in your contributions to
"IRAN ZAMIN for TAJIKISTAN 2006 FUND
LIST OF DONORS FOR TAJIKSTAN PROJECT
Ms.Banu Aidun & Mr. Rostam AnoshehUSA 101.00 USD
Mr. & Mrs. Khodarahm & Paridokht Aidun Canada 1,000.00 CD
Mr. & Mrs. Ardeshir Adl Canada 350.00 CD
Mr. Khodaram Amighi USA 50.00 USD
Mr. Bahram BastaniCANADA200.00 CD
Ms. Shirindoulat Felfeli & Mr. Pariborz Izadi-Buki Canada 200.00 CD
Mr.& Mrs. Jimmy & Shahdokht Dholoo USA 50.00 USD
Ms. Soonoo Engineer Canada 50.00 CD
Mr. & Mrs. Nersi & Mojgan Hemati USA20.00 USD
Mr. Rohintan Irani CANADA 25.00 CD
Dr. Khosrow Jamshidi USA 25.00 USD
Ms.Roshan & Dr. Rustam Jam Mehdiabadi USA 250.00 USD
Mr. & Mrs. Bahram & Mitra Jam Canada 100.00 CD
Mr. Fariborz Jamshidi Australia 250.00 AUD
Mr. Khodadad Kaviani USA 30.00 USD
A Well Wisher(H-I) Canada 500.00 CD
Mr. Khodadad Lorasb Canada 1000.00 CD
Mr. Soroosh MahdadUSA100.00 USD
Mr. Marzban Marzbani USA75.00 USD
Ms. Manizheh MehrabaniUSA 25.00 USD
Mr. Tehemton Mirza USA 100.00 USD
Mr. Shahriar Namvar Canada 500.00 CD
Mr. Jahangir & Nariman Oshidari USA/Canada 1000.00 CD
Mr. & Mrs. Dan & Dinaz Rogers USA 151.00 USD
Mr. & Mrs. Khodarahm & Irandokht Shahryary USA 100.00 USD
Dr. Shorab Saadat - in memory of his late parentsU . K 500.00 CD
The Government & people of Tajikistan have been in the forefront and have lead the world in recognizing the greatness and importance of the Ancient Iranian Culture and the Teachings of its greatest son Zarathushtra.
Their efforts resulted in UNESCO dedicating the year 2003 for the celebration of 3000 years of Zarathushti Culture and Religion. In continuation of their cultural quest the government of Tajikistan declared the year 2006 as the year forRevival of the Ancient Aryan Civilization & Culture.
IRAN ZAMIN in appreciation of their dedication would like to support them in their efforts. We decided to lead all those who love the ancient Iranian Culture and Religion in building Cultural Centers in Tajikistan. Since October 2003 we have begun our mission.
What is our Plan?
*To set up a fund and collect money from well-wishers for building a cultural center within the borders of ancient Iran.
*Build a center that would illustrate the Wisdom of the greatest Aryan of all times, Zarathushtra.
*The architecture of the building will depict the teachings of Zarathushtra by way of Bas-relief.
*The name of all well-wishers who contribute towards the building will be mentioned for posterity in the building.
What have we done?
We have set up a fund called "TAJIKISTAN 2006 FUND" and are receiving contributions.
We have received help from a renowned Chartered Architect Mr. Dadi Surti who has agreed to plan and oversee the building of the center.
We have got a set of initial drawings of how the center could look.
We are negotiating to acquire land for the building.
In the mean time we have invested the principal amount and are using the interest to give scholarship to Tajik and Uzbek students.
Dr. Abtin Sasanfar a philanthropist has come forward and acquired two pieces of land to built two cultural centers in Tajikistan. The first one in Istaravshan near Khujand is completed. SEE PHOTO
Another center has also been built by a Tajik by the name of Abdumannon with some financial help from Dr. Sasanfar. SEE PHOTO
Now we move to phase two of our project namelyUZBEKISTAN
In September 2006 over 45 Sedreh Poushi's (Novjote) were performed.
We are funding the Registration of an Anjuman and renting office space in Tashkent for the purpose.
We want to set up a SCHOLARSHIP FUND to help Zarathushti students in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan.