Dr. Rupen A Shah Selected for Prestigious Fellowship in USA Dr. Rupen Shah has been selected for a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Rosewell Park Cancer Institue, Buffalo, New York for 2015-2017.

Dr. Ashok Kothari Elected Vice President of Friends of the Trees Dr. Ashok Kothari, well-known medical practitioner and environmentalist has been elected Vice-President of National Society of the Friends of the Trees for 2014-16.

Pathik Kothari is New Managing Trustee of Vidyamandir Trust, Palanpur Pathik Rajmalbhai Kothari, head of Corporate Strategy & Change Management department at L&T is the new Managing Trustee of Vidyamandir Trust, Palanpur.

Diamond Industry Felicitates Banskantha MP Haribhai Chaudhary on Appointment as Central Minister Five organisations linked to the diamond industry felicitated Bansakantha MP and Vidyamandir alumnus Haribhai Chaudhary on his recent appointment at Minster of State for Home, Government of India.

Inspiration Series: Talk on Building Sustainable Family Businesses The diamond industry was present in large numbers to hear G. M. Rao, Founder Chairman of the hugely successful GMR Group and two of his seniormost advisors, Tatwamasi Dixit and Prasad M Kumar, share the experiences of their pioneering work in developing a model for a sustainable family business with its own Family Constitution and a special Governance structure.

Talk on Building Sustainable Family Businesses - Video Recording The complete video recording of the External Speaker Talk "Building Sustainable Family Businesses" hosted by Palanpur Samaj Kendra and Palanpur Online at Sofitel, Mumbai on Nov 13, 2014 can now be viewed online.

Rupa Kothari honoured by Mumbai Police for awareness campaign on women and child abuse Rupa Kothari, Trustee of Safe Kids Foundation was recently honoured by Rakesh Maria, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, for her continued efforts in the field of child safety and particularly for a special awareness programme on women and child abuse that she undertook for the police department under the banner of 'Mahila & Shishu Suraksha'.

Banaskantha MP and Vidyamandir alumnus Haribhai Chaudhary is central minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Banaskantha MP and an alumunus of Vidyamandir was sworn in as a Minister of State for Home in the Cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Shri Jayantibhai Vachrajbhai Mehta (age 92) passed away in Mumbai on 24 Nov 2014

Shri Rameshkantbhai Karanchandbhai Mehta (age 73) passed away in Mumbai on 19 Nov 2014

Smt Smitaben Ashokbhai Mehta (age 63) passed away in Surat on 08 Nov 2014

Smt Sarojben Rameshbhai Parikh (age 73) passed away in Mumbai on 05 Nov 2014

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