Aditya Mehta Retains National Snooker Crown - Defending champion Aditya Mehta retained the national snooker title and his ranking as the No. 1 snooker player in the country after he defeated IBSF World No 3 Kamal Chawla 6-2 in the 78th National Snooker championship final at PYC Hindu Gymkhana in Pune.

Falguni Kothari Releases Debut Novel in India - New York based writer Falguni Kothari’s first novel "It's Your Move, Wordfreak" has just been released in India by Rupa Publications.

PSK Tennis and TT Tournaments 2011-2012 Results - A list of the winners at the Tennis and Table Tennis Tournaments 2011-2012 held by Palanpur Samaj Kendra (PSK), Mumbai in January.

Community Members Participate in Mumbai Marathon; Chirag P. Mehta Completes 42km Run - A number of community members successfully participated in the Mumbai Marathon held on January 15, 2012, with Chirag Prakash Mehta completing the gruelling full marathon – a 42km distance from Mumbai CST to Bandra Sea Link and back in 5hrs and 7m.

Vidyamandir Trust Celebrates Diamond Jubilee - The exceptional work undertaken by the Vidyamandir Trust in the field of education over the last six decades received a lot of praise from Dipak Jain, Dean of INSEAD, one of the world’s most prestigious business schools based in Paris and Praful Patel, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Community Members Fund New Initiatives; Gather in Large Numbers for Vidyamandir Celebrations - Over five hundred members of the Palanpuri Jain community from Mumbai, Surat, Israel, Belgium and USA participated in the two-day Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Vidyamandir Trust held in Palanpur on January 14 and 15, 2012.

Over 22,000 Attend Vidyamandir Parivar Mahasammelan - Over 22,000 current as well as former students and their families attended the Vidyamandir Parivar Mahasammelan held at the King George V Club in Palanpur on January 15 on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Vidyamandir Trust.

Sevantibhai Shah Receives GJF's Anmol Ratna Award - Sevantibhai Shah, founder and chairman of leading diamond manufacturer Venus Jewel was the recipient of the Anmol Ratna award at the National Jewellery Awards function organized by the All India Gem & Jewellery Trade Federation.

Dr. Ashok Kothari to Release New Book on 'Wildlife of the Himalayas' Soon - A new coffee table book 'Wildlife of the Himalayas', co-edited by well known naturalists Dr. Ashok S. Kothari and Dr Boman F. Chhapgar, will be released soon by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

Smt. Chandanben Sunderlalbhai Shah passed away in Dhanera on 28 Jan 2012

Shri Sujit Pradipbhai Parikh (age 40) passed away in Mumbai on 24 Jan 2012

Smt. Dipikaben Dalpatlalbhai Mehta (age 63) passed away in Mumbai on 7 Jan 2012

Smt. Sushilaben Navinchandrabhai Kothari (age 81) passed away in Mumbai on 7 Jan 2012

Smt. Jayaben Balchandrabhai Parikh (age 91) passed away in Palanpur on 4 Jan 2012

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