King George V Club Holds State level Badminton and Tennis Tournament - Trophies and certificates were distributed to the winners of the “Three Day Toral Memorial Open Gujarat Badminton Tournament” and the “Ace North Gujarat Tennis Tournament”

Mega Mobility Camp at Palitana Inaugurated by Narendra Modi - The mega mobility camp for the rehabilitation of 25,000 physically challenged organized by the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust at Palitana

Choron Diamond Sponsors Trophy for Russian Football League - Russia-based jewellery company Choron Diamond has sponsored an annual award, the Choron Diamond Cup, for the most outstanding club in the Russian Football League.

Aditya Mehta wins All India Snooker Tournament - Aditya Snehal Mehta won the VIP MATRIX All India Invitational Snooker Championship 2009 beating Saurav Kothari 7-3 in the final.

Aamir Khan Visits Lok Niketan near Palanpur - Aamir Khan paid a surprise visit to Lok Niketan, a rural educational institution five kms from Palanpur as part of his all India promotional tour for his forthcoming film, 3 Idiots.

Palanpur Mitra Mandal, Ahmedabad Holds Annual Function - Palanpur Mitra Mandal, Ahmedabad held its Annual Function on November 8, 2009 at the Bikanervala Hall in the city.The function began with a minute’s silence in memory of Shri Rasiklal Babulal

Banas Dairy Bags National Award for Quality Control - Palanpur-based Banaskantha District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Ltd (BDCMPUL), popularly known as Banas Dairy, was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Quality Control National Award

Ishita Mehta Completes PhD in Cell Biology from London - Ishita Mehta was awarded a PhD in Cell Biology from Brunel University, West London for her thesis titled “Chromosome Territory Position and Active Relocation in Normal and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Fibroblasts”.

State Government Plans to Develop Ambaji as Tourist Centre - The temple town of Ambaji in Banaskantha district will soon get a mega facelift in a bid to attract larger numbers of tourists to the pilgrimage centre.

Consistent Social Service Projects taken up by Chennai Association - The Chennnai-based Shree Banaskantha Palanpur Jain Association consistently implemented its ongoing projects with support of its well wishers, donors

Gitanjali Gems Wins Award for Employment of Disabled - Gitanjali Gems Limited was selected as the “Best Employer” in the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2009

Aalika Rajesh Shah Wins Medals at World Goju Kai Karate Championships - Aalika Rajesh Shah won a Silver and a Bronze medal in the Goju Kai Karate-Do World Championships held at Cape Town, South Africa during October 2009.

Prof. Rohit Parikh Convenes International Conference on Philosophy - Prof. Rohit J. Parikh is one of the chief organizers of the “Conference on Eastern and Western Philosophical Themes” that is being organized on December 4-5, 2009
Binaben Jayeshbhai Vinodbhai Shah passed away in Mumbai on 22 Dec 2009

Mahendrabhai Manilal Parikh (age 74) passed away in Mumbai on 18 Dec 2009

Sashiben Nanalal Kothari passed away in Mumbai on 14 Dec 2009

Kantibhai Manubhai Mehta passed away in Mumbai on 11 Dec 2009

Sheelaben Chimanlal Shah (age 59) passed away in Surat on 09 Dec 2009

Amitaben Devavarat Kothari (age 51) passed away in Mumbai on 08 Dec 2009
A Range of Reference Material
The ‘Books, Periodicals and DVDs’ section of PO has a fairly comprehensive list of additional reference material about Palanpur and the Palanpuri community.
The book is a compilation of traditional songs sung at Palanpuri weddings and documents wedding rituals along with list of material/items required at a wedding.   This 46-minute DVD journeys through time as it tells the story of Palanpur and Palanpuri Jains based on extensive research, documentation and oral history.   A periodical publication of Palanpur Samaj Kendra Mumbai, features news of community happenings in various parts of the world.
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