'Knight of the Blind Award' conferred on Surekhaben Rajnibhai Mehta - Smt. Surekhaben Rajnibhai Mehta received the 'Knight of the Blind Award' at a special function organised by the Lions Club of Central Madras on June 1, 2012, which is observed as 'Hellen Keller Remembrance Day'.

PSK Expands Education Financial Assistance Scheme - Palanpur Samaj Kendra, Mumbai has launched a new, expanded scheme that offers financial assistance to selected students from the community who reside in the city.

Fresh Community Support for Vidyamandir Trust's New Initiatives - A number of donors, including members of the community, ex-students from the Trust's institutions and other well-wishers, have collectively pledged large amount towards further development of the educational and social initiatives of the Vidyamandir Trust, Palanpur.

"I want to be amongst the top snooker professionals in the world" -- Aditya Mehta - In an interview soon after his recent triumph in the Asian Snooker championships, the first sportsperson from the Palanpuri community to have won an individual international title, discusses his triumph and the new challenges he will face in the next phase of his career.

Shalin Shah in Ajay Piramal’s core team for US acquisitions - Shalin Shah has featured prominently in a recent write up in India’s leading business daily, Economic Times, being named as one of the three core members of the team that has recently helped the Piramal Group, headed by Ajay Piramal, make two strategic acquisitions in the US.

CNBC Awaaz Features Mahesh and Ashok Bhansali - The two leading trustees of the Bhansali Trust, one of the largest of the charitable trusts run by members of the Palanpuri community, were interviewed by Vallabh Bhansali on the popular chat show Kaun Hai Bharat Bhagya Vidhata.

Shreya Mehta Launches 'Art for a Cause' - New York based artist Shreya Mehta has recently launched an online gallery of her works of art (www.shreyamehta.com) with the aim of creating a movement "Art for a Cause".

Smt. Amishi Rajivbhai Kothari (Antwerp) (age 49) passed away in Antwerp on 17 May 2012

Smt. Arunaben Pradipbhai Mehta (age 73) passed away in Mumbai on 16 May 2012

Dr. Hemraj Bhodasing passed away passed away in Edinburgh, UK on 8 May 2012

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