This year from March to May, The Ministry of Minority Affairs and Ministry of Culture have organised a two-month long cultural spectacle in co-ordination with the ganisation (UNESCO) and ParZor (Parsi-Zoroastrian Foundation for Preservation of Vulnerable Human Heritage) titled “The Everlasting Flame International Programme” along with many national and international partners.
The three exhibitions held at National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art and India Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in Delhi brought many facets of Zoroastrian Life and Culture alive for the common people.
Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister of Minority Affairs while inaugurating the event had stated that the iconic exhibitions will be funded by the Government of India to show-case the civilisation and culture of the Parsis. The exhibition will bring alive Parsi heritage so that all Indians can understand and be proud of India as the world’s finest exemplar of unity in diversity.
The three exhibitions narrate the story of the beginning of Zoroastrian culture, its spread across the world and the continuity of traditions among communities through historic, artistic and civilisational objects from India, UK, Iran, Russia, Uzbekistan and other Institutional and private donors.
Over generations, Parsis not only stayed having adapted to the Indian context, preserved their culture, identity, endured their core beliefs, lived with dignity but have also become role models for others.