The restoration of Vasant Villa, a late 18th century residential house in Pondicherry owned by Jee Parivar (‘Jee’- Name derived by the family from their late grandmother. ‘Parivar’ – means family in Hindi) has been recently chosen to receive the 2nd prize in the Conservation of Heritage category in the HUDCO Design Awards 2018. Jee Parivar is established by Late Kokilaben & Vasantlal L. Mehta, founder of Blue Star Diamonds and Arjav Diamonds.
Over the last two years, Abhay S. Mehta, partner at Mehta Jewellery in Chennai, has played an instrumental role in expanding the activities of the well-known global body, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) across South Asia. Holding the prestigious post of Regional Chair of EO, he has helped set up as many as seven new chapters including Sri Lanka, Nagpur, Kerala, Andhra, Assam, Goa and Bhopal.
Seema Mehta, Director of Chhandam Nritya Bharati, received the Nari Shkti Puraskar 2018, the highest civilian honour for women in India, from the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at a special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, on March 8, 2019, International Women’s Day. Seema, daughter of Purnima and Kaushik Kirtilal Mehta, was honoured in recognition of her work to empower women through Kathak.
Vidyamandir Trust, Palanpur received a handsome contribution of Rs 1.77 crore from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a global body with a strong presence of India which will be used for the further development of the educational activities of the Trust.
Prominent Jain monk Muni Shri Hitruchi Vijayji Maharaj, the last disciple of Great Jain Acharya Shri Ramchandra Surishwarji Maharaj, attained Samadhi in Ahmedabad on the morning of March 25, 2019. He was one of the most conservative of Jain monks and known for his strict adherence to the old traditions of Jainism as a follower of the original way of living.
An exhibition of the black and white photographs taken by Syed Photographers, royal photographers since 1904, will be held at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai from April 2-8, 2019.
It was the perfect chance for every one of those assembled to bring out their filmi gyaan and score big wins! The day was Tuesday March 19, 2019 and the event was the annual get together of Palanpur Samaj Kendra Women’s Forum held at the Sharda Mandir School Hall in Mumbai.
Shri Manilal Amrutlal Baxi passed away in Mumbai on 31 Mar 2019
Smt. Ramilaben Kumarpal Kothari (age 91) passed away in Mumbai on 30 Mar 2019
Shri Himmatlal Chimanlal Shah (age 88) passed away in Agas on 21 Mar 2019
Smt Ramilaben Rameshbhai Mehta (age 79) passed away in Mumbai on 19 Mar 2019
Shri Shantibhai Vachharajbhai Mehta (age 89) passed away in Mumbai on 10 Mar 2019