Palanpur Rocks Holds Awards Night - The seventh and final programme conducted by Palanpur Rocks during its first year was a “Dinner with Music” entertainment programme, the highlight of which was the announcement of “Palanpur Rocks Awards” held on March 21, 2010 at JOSS.

US based Palanpuri Scientist Engaged in Cutting Edge Research - US based Palanpuri scientist, Dr. Ajay Kothari’s revolutionary design of a hypersonic space plane that will cut travel times across the world drastically, moved a step closer to completion after a team of scientists, including Dr Kothari at Maryland University in the US solved the problem of supersonic combustion i.e. mixing fuel with air travelling at very high speeds – 2 to 3 times the speed of sound – and causing combustion.

Two Palanpuri Diamantaires in Consortium that Bags Kerala IPL Franchise - Two Palanpuri diamantaires, Harshad Mehta of Rosy Blue and Sudhir Mehta of Sur Gems, are stakeholders in Rendezvous Sports World, the consortium which recently purchased a Kochi-based Indian Premier League franchise with a bid of USD 333 million (Rs. 1,533 crore), the second-highest price ever for an IPL side.

RNCT to Organize Rehabilitation Camp in Palanpur Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust (RNCT) and Palanpur Samaj Kendra have jointly appealed to Palanpuri community members across the world to contribute generously towards a Mega Rehabilitation Camp for the handicapped that the RNCT will be organizing in Palanpur from April 11- 23, 2010.

PSK Women’s Forum Holds Annual Gala - A presentation of humourous and satirical Hindi poems by prominent Hasya Kavi Shri Aashkaran Atalji was the highlight of the Annual Gala function of Palanpur Samaj Kendra - Women's Forum which was held at the Sangam Hall, Chowpatty on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Noted Lawyer Satyendra Kalidas Jhaveri Passes Away - Noted Ahmedabad-based lawyer, Satyendra Kalidas Jhaveri popularly known as “Nanukaka” passed away in February.

Social Service Activities of SBPJA, Chennai in February 2010 - Shree Banaskantha Palanpur Jain Association, Chennai continued its ongoing social service projects in February 2010.

Bhogilal Chhotalal Kothari (age 86) passed away in Surat on 30th Mar 2010

Sureshbhai Harilal Mody (age 77) passed away in Mumbai on 26th Mar 2010

Shantaben Jayantilal Mehta (age 86) passed away in Ahmedabad on 11th Mar 2010

Sushilaben Jitendrabhai Mehta passed away in Mumbai on 11th Mar 2010

Kantaben Kantibhai Mehta (age 81) passed away in Mumbai on 5th Mar 2010

Ushaben Mukeshbhai Bhansali passed away in Mumbai on 1st Mar 2010

Pages from the Past

Did you know that Palanpur was originally called Prahladanpur? Or that the city was briefly a part of the Mughal Empire when Emperor Akbar conquered Gujarat in 1572? Were you aware that the 7 gates (darwazas) of the old city were built over 250 years ago?

Read all this and more in the History - Timeline section
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