PSK Holds Fashion Extravaganza and Variety Entertainment Programme - The Cultural Committee of the Palanpur Samaj Kendra organised its annual cultural programme with a new attraction this year – a Fashion Extravaganza to accompany the variety entertainment put up by community members.

Well-known artist Rajul Mehta’s Gallery Gains Popularity in Singapore - Art Facet, the art gallery opened recently by well known artist Rajul Amish Mehta has been rapidly gaining in popularity among art lovers in Singapore.

New York Palanpuris Take a ‘Step Forward’ - Nearly 200 people, most of them members of the Palanpuri community from New York / New Jersey participated in ‘Step Forward’, a 5K Run / Walk organised to focus the community’s attention on health and fitness and raise funds for "Lend-A-Hand India", an NGO providing vocational and job/life skills training to poor young boys and girls from villages in India.

“I grew up amidst trees and greenery, and will always strive to protect them” - Dr. Ashok Kothari - He came to Mumbai as a young doctor over 40 years ago and was immediately appalled by the lack of greenery and the way trees were being cut for development.

Aditya Mehta Wins Second Medal at Asian Games Snooker - Aditya Mehta won a bronze in the Snooker Singles event at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China -- his second medal at the Games.

K. L. Syed’s Photographs Showcased at Ahmedabad Exhibition - An Exhibition of selected photographs of the Late K.L. Syed, renowned photographer of Palanpur was held recently to coincide with World Photography Day.

BDKM Acquires Additional Land for Planned Expansion of G.D. Modi Sankul - The Banaskantha District Kelvani Mandal (BDKM) has recently acquired 2.25 acres of land adjoining the G.D. Modi Vidya Sankul for future expansion of the educational institutions on the campus. The land was purchased from the Gujarat government.

Pranav Mistry Speaks at India Today Youth Summit - Pranav Mistry,inventor of Sixth Sense, a revolutionary new technology that has the potential to change the way that human beings communicate with the world, was the Guest Speaker at the India Today Youth Summit held in Delhi recently.

Ashokbhai Harilalbhai Mehta passed away in Mumbai on 28 Nov 2010

Kantaben Shantilalbhai Mehta (age 87) passed away in Mumbai on 26 Nov 2010

Vimalaben Rajmalbhai Mehta passed away in Mumbai on 19 Nov 2010

Hansaben Babulalbhai Parikh (age 68) passed away in Mumbai on 13 Nov 2010

Niruben Dineshchandrabhai Mehta (age 78) passed away in Surat on 2 Nov 2010

Aditya Mehta won a bronze in the Snooker Singles event at the just concluded Asian Games in Guangzhou, China -- his second medal at the Games, adding to the silver that he had earlier won in the team event. Aditya is the son of Sheela and Snehal Jagdishchandra Mehta.

In the Singles, Aditya lost in the semis to eventual winner Marco Fu Ka of Hong Kong, while in the team event which India lost 1-3 to China, Aditya was the lone Indian cueist to win a match in the final, beating Leang Wenbo of China by a narrow margin of 5 points.

The two medals are one more creditable achievement for the young snooker star during the last 12 months. Almost exactly a year ago, Aditya was a member of the Indian team that won a gold medal at the 3rd Indoor Asian Games 2009 held at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam defeating Qatar in the final3-0. Aditya won his matches both in the singles and doubles.

Aditya has also consistently won a number of laurels for himself and for the country at various national and international tournaments in the past few years.

These include:

  • Bronze Medal in Asian Games Team Snooker – Doha, 2006
  • Runner Up at the Asian Snooker Championship, Dubai, 2008
  • Runner-Up - National Selection Tournament- Asian Snooker Championship, 2009
  • Winner - National Selection - Asian Snooker Championship, 2008
  • Runner-Up - National Snooker Championship, 2007
  • Winner - U-21 National Snooker Championship, 2006

Aditya earlier became only the fourth Indian player to take part in the prestigious World Professional Snooker League, open only to the 72 top ranking professionals and 24 top ranking amateurs in the world, when he was one of the invitees in 2008.

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