Rajendrakumar A Shah, a veteran of the gem and jewellery industry in India who was closely associated with a number of leading trade bodies for over five decades, passed away in Mumbai on January 29, 2020. He is survived by his wife Satyavatiben, and children Prernaben, Hemaben, Nanditaben and Avnish, and their respective families.
Many community members successfully participated in the Tata Mumbai Marathon held on January 19, 2020, with Siddharth Mehta, Vishal Bhansali and Nihir Mehta completing the gruelling Full Marathon of 42 km.
The Palanpur Samaj Kendra Charitable Trust hosted a cultural programme by the students of Sabarmati Gurukulam in Gujarat. The event was held at Tejpal Auditorium in Mumbai on Saturday January 25, 2020.
Two young students from the community, Ariana Shah and Shanaya Shah, were chosen among the Top50 winners of the 10th edition of the HT Scholarship Programme covering schools across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
Vedant Bapna, a 16-year old student of ISC (Commerce) at the Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai won four medals – a gold, two silver and a bronze – at the recently concluded Khelo India Youth Games 2020 held at Guwahati between January 9-22, 2020. Vedant is the son of Nidhi and Dushyant Bapna and the grandson of Nayna and Pradeep Dahyabhai Kothari.
An exhibition entitled ‘Relive the Ideals of the Mahatma through Art’, with 25 pieces of art created by traditional artists from across the country and specially commissioned by EXIM Bank was hosted at the Smt. Sushilaben Dalpatbhai Parikh Palanpur Museum & Art Gallery between December 23, 2019 and January 10, 2020. The Museum and Art Gallery is managed by Vidyamandir Trust.
Palanpur Samaj Kendra (PSK) Sports Committee held the Carrom, Chess, Table Tennis and Tennis Tournaments 2019-20 on January 12, 2020 at the NSCI, Worli, Mumbai.
Pranav Mistry, President and CEO of Samsung Star Labs, unveiled the latest creation from the electronics giant – Neon.Life, an AI-powered ‘artificial human’ that the company hopes to make available by the end of the year – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas, USA. Mistry spent his childhood in Palanpur and is an alumnus of Vidyamandir.
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