“I feel really satisfied that I have achieved the goal I set over a decade ago” – Namrata Gandhi Though they were originally the key administrators of the kingdom of Palanpur, very few members of the community entered government service after Independence, preferring the rapidly expanding diamond business instead. Breaking from this trend, Namrata Gandhi recently became the first member of the Palanpuri Jain community to be selected for the IAS.

Aditya Mehta Wins Snooker Gold at World Games Top Indian snooker player Aditya Mehta scaled a new peak in his career when he won the gold medal in snooker at the World Games being held at Unidad Deportiva Alberto Galindo, California, Columbia. Mehta defeated the more favoured Chinese player Liang Wenbo in straight games in the final.

‘A Matter of Faith’ – The Story of a Remarkable Life The family of Surendrabhai Manilal Mehta has recently published a book entitled ‘A Matter of Faith’, documenting the story of their father on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The book was released at a special celebratory function by Dr S S Badrinath of Sankara Netralaya and former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Surendra Manilal Mehta Felicitated in Chennai on 90th Birthday One of the doyens of the jewellery trade and of the Palanpuri Jain community in Chennai, Surendra Manilal Mehta, was felicitated on the occasion of his 90th birthday at Chennai recently at an “Evening of Rainbow Memories”.

Nisarg Ashish Mehta selected for Manmohan Singh Scholarship to Cambridge Seventeen year old Nisarg Mehta is one of the two Mumbai students who have been selected from across the country for the Manmohan Singh undergraduate scholarships for fully funded undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge this year.

Apex Kidney Foundation Conducts India’s First Ever Domino Kidney Transplant Apex Kidney Foundation (AKF) and Apex Swap Transplant Registry (ASTRA) conducted the first ever swap domino kidney transplant in India involving five pairs of patient-donors. ASTRA is an initiative of AKF which has Rupen Kothari (Interjewel), Hitesh Mehta (H Dipak) and Dr Jatin Kothari as its trustees.

Sixteen year old Arpit Pareshbhai Shah takes Diksha at Surat The ‘Diksha’ ceremony of Arpit Pareshbhai Shah was observed recently at Jambligoli Jain Derasar and at Surat to commemorate the decision of the 16-year old to seek renunciation and detach himself from the ‘Maya’ of this world.

પાલનપુર રાજ્ય નો ઈતિહાસ " - ડો. દિપકભાઈ એમ. પટેલ "પાલનપુર રાજ્ય નો ઈતિહાસ" એ એક અથાગ પરિશ્રમ, સંશોધન અને ખોજની ઉપજ છે. ડો.. દિપકભાઈ એમ. પટેલે તેનો આખો અહેવાલ એક પુસ્તક રૂપી, આજીવન ભેટ સ્વરૂપ, અને રેડી રેકનર તરીકે આપણી સમક્ષ રજુ કર્યું છે. શ્રી દિપકભાઈ, પાલનપુર માં જી. ડી. મોદી કોલેજ ઓફ આર્ટસ ના ઈતિહાસ વિભાગ ના પ્રાધ્યાપક છે. પાલનપુર તેમની કર્મભૂમિ છે!

"Raahil Shah Shines in International Exams, Selected for Many Overseas Universities Based on an outstanding performance in the College Board Advanced Placement Exams, the SAT and SAT Subject Tests and the ISC, 18-year old Raahil Shah has been offered admission for an undergraduate programme in Computer Science in a number of prestigious overseas universities including Yale, Cambridge and Columbia for the forthcoming academic year. Raahil is the son of Binita and Divyesh Shah.

Smt Subhadraben Ramniklalbhai Parikh (age 79) passed away in Mumbai on 19 July 2013

Shri Ashwinbhai Popatlalbhai Shah (age 62) passed away in Mumbai on 14 July 2013

Shri Rajnikantbhai Chandulalbhai Mody (age 70) passed away in Mumbai on 13 July 2013

Smt Linaben Nitinbhai Parikh (age 74) passed away in Mumbai on 13 July 2013

Shri Rameschandrabhai Chandulalbhai Shah (age 83) passed away in Bangalore on 10 July 2013

Smt Sarlaben Mahendrabhai Gandhi (age 75) passed away in Mumbai on 3 July 2013

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