The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Smt Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus Hospital, a 201-bed multi-specialty hospital in Surat on January 30, 2019, in the presence of the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani, Minister of State for Health, Shri Kishore Kanani, members of the Shah family, and other leaders of the diamond industry from Surat and Mumbai as well as from other industrial sectors of Surat.
The Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani paid a special visit to the Vidyamandir Campus, Palanpur on January 25, 2019 to view various exhibitions put up by the students and others. Shri Rupani was in the city to take part in the official state level celebrations of the 70th Republic Day.
The Cultural Committee of Palanpur Samaj Kendra organized a Start-up Seminar on 27th January, 2019 at Shanti Bungalow, Mumbai with Somil Rahul Shah, Founder & CEO of QDS Pro as the Chief Speaker.
Many community members successfully participated in the Tata Mumbai Marathon held on January 20, 2019, with Vishal Bhansali completing the gruelling Full Marathon of 42 km.
The annual prize distribution ceremony of Palanpur Samaj Kendra's sports activities for 2017-18 was held at Police Gymkhana on 20th January 2019. Winners of the different events and the sponsors were felicitated at the long-awaited event.
Apeksha Kothari, currently COO of Rare Carat, one of the largest websites for diamond engagement rings in the US featured prominently in a recent article in The New York Times, one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the world.
For one week in early December, Anuj Shashikant Mehta took a break from his daily schedule in the diamond industry and spent the time in Palanpur teaching art n craft to over a thousand children in two schools at Palanpur.
Palanpur Team emerged victorious in the finals of the 23rd Banas Cup played at Hindu Gymkhana on January 13, defeating Dhanera by 113 runs. They thus retained the trophy that they had won last year also.
Shri Mahendrabhai Sobhagchandbhai Jhaveri (age 92) passed away in Mumbai on 02 Feb 2019
Shri Dalpatbhai Ujamlal Shah (age 92) passed away in Mumbai on 31 Jan 2019
Smt Shilpaben Sudhirbhai Mehta (age 66) passed away in Mumbai on 12 Jan 2019
Shri Rashmikant Manilal Jhaveri (age 80) passed away in Mumbai on 08 Jan 2019