Shripal Desai presents paper at International Conference on ‘Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy’ - Shripal K. Desai presented a paper on “Radiation Induced Colour Enhancement of Diamonds” at The International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy - 2009 held at Vigyan Bhavan

Rajshekhar Parikh Passes Away in New York - Rajshekhar Parikh, a New York based Palanpuri diamantaire who was actively involved in the work of industry associations and charitable organisations, passed away in New Jersey on September 18, 2009 after a year-long battle against pancreatic cancer.

Rocky Kiritbhai Zaveri observes 31-day Maaskhaman during Paryushan - Mumbai based Rocky Kiritbhai Zaveri observed Maaskhaman -- a 31-day fast – during Paryushan this year. The 37-year old completed this form of taap from August 17 to September 16, 2009.

Baron Dilip Mehta on Advisory Committee of India -EU Business Conference - Baron Dilip Mehta, chairman of Rosy Blue, has been one of the three members of the Advisory Committee of India Calling 2009, a conference is being held in Brussels from September 30 to October 3, 2009.

Palanpur Eye Hospital holds Eye camp in memory of Late Shri Kantibhai Chamanbhai Mehta - A ten-day long camp was organized at Shri Taleymohammedkhan Silver Jubilee and Shah Manchand Maganchand Eye Hospital, Palanpur on the 13th death anniversary of Late Shri Kantibhai Chamanbhai Mehta (Bhai).

UPDATED-- Community members observe Tapascharyas during Paryushan - Taap is a very essential part of Jainism. Tapascharya is the practice of sacrificing bodily pleasures and comforts to gain spiritual ends; and to turn away all sins by means of the body.

Rubin Museum of Art (NY) Presents Award to Mr. Mahendra Mehta - The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) in New York recently felicitated Mr. Mahendra G. Mehta for his humanitarian projects worldwide abiding by the principles of Bhagwan Mahavir.

Mrs. Bela Shreyash Mehta Opens Restaurant in New York -A new restaurant, Masala Kraft Café serving Indian snacks and food has been opened recently in Hartsdale, New York. It has received rave reviews from local foodies and the press.

SBPJA Chennai - Social Service Activities in August - A three day Eye Screening camp was organized by Shree Banaskantha Palanpur Jain Association, Chennai on August 10 as part of their new "School students' health initiative".

Budding artistes - Melange Dance Workshop - A large number of enthusiastic Palanpuri youth participated in the Dance Workshop organized by Melange, the youth club of Palanpur Samaj Kendra at Radio Club on August 30.

Mehul Choksi's Presentation at Rapaport International Diamond Conference (View PPT) - Mehul Choksi, CMD, Gitanjali Group, was one of the key speakers at the annual Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC), which took place on September 10, 2009 at The Times Center, New York.

Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust to organize Mega Shibir in Palitana in December - The Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust (RNCT) will be organizing a mega Relief Shibir in Palitana in December 2009. The camp will have a special significance since Palitana is one of the very important Jain pilgrimage centres in India, with historical roots that date back to the time of the Mahabharata.

Rotary Club Palanpur City launches educational aid project - Eleven Mumbai based organisations and Trusts run by members of the Palanpuri community have helped Rotary Club Palanpur City launch a new educational project

Piyushbhai Himmatlalbhai Mehta (age 69) passed away in Mumbai on 25 Sep 2009

Rajshekhar Sevantilal Parikh (age 59) passed away in New York on 18 Sep 2009

Ushaben Kiranbhai Kothari (age 58) passed away in Navsari on 9 Sep 2009

Rupaben Sanjeevbhai Shah passed away in Mumbai on 2 Sep 2009

A single picture says more than a hundred words. Relive the rich cultural traditions and history of the State of Palanpur through the historical and rare photographs in Photo Gallery.
Khoda Limbda,where the vegetable
Market was held, early 1900s
An aerail view of Joravar Palace, 1936 A Wooden Blacony of Rajgadhi, 1944
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