Dilip Mehta Appointed to Diamond Empowerment Fund Board - Antwerp based Palanpuri diamantaire, Dilip Mehta is one of the seven new members nominated to the Board of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to support education initiatives that help empower economically-disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.

Two Palanpuri Diamantaires to be Honoured by IDCA, New York - Two Palanpuri diamantaires, Mehul Choksi and Manhar Bhansali are to be honoured by Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association, New York (IDCA) at the 26th Annual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremnoy to be held at Las Vegas on June 5.

Botswana President Inaugurates Shrenuj factory - The President of Botswana, President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the diamond polishing factory set up by Shrenuj & Company in Botswana recently.

German Research Study on ‘Palanpuri Community as Transnational Entrepreneurs’ - A German researcher, Dr Sebastian Henn, working at the Department of Economic Geography at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg Institute for Geosciences in Germany.

Vasantbhai Jormalbhai Shah passed away in Mumbai on 31 May 2010

Savitaben Narendrabhai Shah (age 77) passed away in Chennai on 20 May 2010

Chanchiben Dalpatlalbhai Mehta (age 96) passed away in Mumbai on 18 May 2010

Prabhavatiben Jayantilalbhai Mehta (Age 87) passed away in Ahmedabad on 10 May 2010

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