My excitement in having the opportunity to attend the 7th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress (7WZYC) in Los Angeles started months before travelling. It was our first time to the United States of America and travelling with my brother was awesome. We knew that this was going to be a journey of a lifetime.
The Open Ceremony including the Jashan really set the tone for what would be a special few days. Zoroastrians filled up the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, Los Angeles. It was “Zoroastrian Central” for the six days of the Congress which is a different environment for many attendees from across the world.
The talent in our community is amazing with people having experiences in a variety of industries and pursuing their interests passionately. The first Zoroastrian Shark Tank, Speed Networking and the Boss Ladies Panel are few of the many events at the Congress which showcases the talent depth of our global community.
KDFJ Enterprises has been launched as the 7WZYC and has ignited a spiritual connection within myself for the prosperity of Zoroastrians. The key takeaway from the 7WZYC has been finding inspiration to start KDFJ Enterprises.
Some of the highlights of the congress include:
- Networking with Zoroastrians from all over the world.
- Importance of community involvement.
- Insights into how the Zoroastrian faith is evolving in the future.
- Activities such as the 4th July Cruise Night, Gala Night, Santa Monica Treasure Hunt and many more.
The upcoming Congresses must discuss prominently on balancing the conservative with liberal views. Where do we draw a line? Can we combine traditional teachings and apply them to modern day practices? These discussions will contribute to the direction our culture is heading in the future.
Attending the 7WZYC has been rewarding and have enjoyed every moment of it. For the Zoroastrian people who have not attended a Congress in the past, it is an incredible journey to attend at least once in your life.
The upcoming Congresses are as follows:
- 8th World Zoroastrian Congress in New York, held in 2021.
- 8th World Youth Zoroastrian Congress in London, held in 2023.
- 18th North American Zoroastrian Congress in Houston postponed to 2024.
Thank you to the 6th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress Management Committee in sponsoring our Registration in Los Angeles. The congress has exceeded our expectations and we appreciate the efforts of all members contributing to make the 7WZYC a success.
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