September 13, 2013

Parsi Monument and Drinking Water Foundation in London

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This is a monument with a working water fountain in the middle of Regent’s Park Central London. (Drinkable water for all)

Parsi thy name is Charity! Proud to be a Parsi !


The Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Fountain

1869

Regents Park

London

A plaque on the fountain states “This fountain was erected by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and the Cattle Trough Association was the gift of Sir Cowasjee Jehangir (Companion of the Star of India) a wealthy parsee gentleman of Bombay as a token of gratitude to the people of England for the protection enjoyed by him and his Parsee fellow countrymen indre the British Rule in India.”

Inaugurated by H.R.H. Princes Mary, Duchess of Teck, 1869.”

Photograph by George P. Landow.

Reference: http://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/fountains/2.html


Other Related Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowasji_Jehangir_Readymoney

http://www.londonremembers.com/memorials/sir-cowasjee-jehangir

 

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