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Our Proud Parajiyia Pattni Academic Achievers




Proud Pattni
Khushi Ghaghada
(Daughter of Rupesh Kanakarai Ghaghada and Jignasa R Ghaghada, Wembley, London)
Grand daughter of Late. Sri Kanakarai Gordhandas Ghaghada and Mrs Manjula K Ghaghada
(originally from Jamnagar, India)

Khushi R Ghaghada has been awarded with 2:1 LLB Honours Brunel University and has recently graduated with a Masters in Law with Professional Legal Practice from The University of Law.


Congratulations! We wish you all the success in the future!





Proud Pattni
Rahul Lakhani (son of Pritesh & Hina Lakhani and grandson of Rajnikant Mohanlal Pattni & Hansa Rajnikant Pattni) has been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts (honours) Second Class (Upper Division) having followed an approved programme in Advertising and Marketing Communications.


Congratulations! We wish you all the success in the future!




Proud Pattni

Bhavika Pattni (daughter of Sailesh Rajnikant Pattni & Anjali Sailesh Pattni and granddaughter of Rajnkant Mohanlal Pattni & Hansa Rajnikant Pattni, Leicester) has been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) having graduated from De Montfort University following her studies in Architecture.


Congratulations! We wish you all the success in the future!






Proud Pattni

son of Prakashbhai and Shilpaben Satikuvar, London
(originally of Mangrol, India)
has been awarded with
First Class Degree of Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)
at Kingson University, London.

Congratulations from the family:
We are very proud of your achievement.
All your effort over the years has paid off.
You’ve worked hard to achieve your goals
Wishing you the best in the wonderful career you have chosen.

Best wishes from
Hiralal Pragji Satikuvar (Dada)
Taraben Hiralal Satikuvar (Dadi)
Dhirubhai Hiralal Satikuvar(Kaka)

Pavinchandra Liladhar Vaya (Nana)
Nandkuvarben Pravinbhai Vaya (Nani)
Bharatkumar Pravinchandra Vaya (Mama)
Dipakkumar Pravinchandra Vaya (Mama)

(Family residing in Mombasa and Canada)




Proud Pattni


daughter of Jayshree and Kaushik Jayantilal Ladha Jesa
has been awarded with Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy
from USIU-Africa, on 25th September 2021.


Congratulations Graduate. You�ve worked hard to achieve your goals
and now you�re on your way to seek new vistas, dream new dreams,
embark on who you are, embrace life with passion and keep reaching
for your star. Best wishes to you!


Dheer A Kalaiya son of Ajay Kalaiya and Bhavisha (Pattni) Kalaiya,
Having successfully completed his A-Level with Certificate of Merit
Now advancing to study Medicine at the prestigious University of Nairobi
based in Kenya.


We wish and hope that one day he will reach the apex of success
many congratulations.




Yash Arvind Dhakaan graduated
at the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

With blessings of Maa Hingalaj and Maa Momai, and Surapura Dada,
Yash, s/o of Lataben and Arvindbhai Chhotalal  Dhakaan has been awarded BSc
in Mechanical Engineering by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

He is currently pursuing Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

With compliments and heartiest congratulations to Yash from:

Grand parents:
Mrs.Vijayaben Chhotalal and late Mr. Chhotalal Lakhubhai Dhakaan (Sarsai wala),

Maternal grand parents:
Mrs. Jyotsnaben Manilal and Mr. Manilal Vallabhdas Vaya (Bhinda wala)





Pride of the Parajiya Pattni Soni Community

Dr. Harshida Dinesh Dhanak, practicing Dentist in the UAE

Dr Harshida, d/o late Dineshbhai Maganbhai Dhanak and Bharatiben Dinesh Dhanak, completed
her Bachelors in Dentistry (BDS) from Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad (Gujarat, India) in 2014.

She later attained her license in the United Kingdom from the General Dental Council in 2016 and
then her license in the United Arab Emirates from the Ministry of Health and Dubai Health Authority
in 2017. Currently, she is a practicing Dentist in the UAE.

The families of her grandparents, Dada Maganbhai Jethabhai Dhanak (Gingni-Jamjodhpur wala)
and Nana Vrajlalbhai Maneklalbhai Sagar (Yarmouk Jewellers, Sharjah), congratulate her for an
inspirational achievement in the field of education and extend best wishes for a bright future ahead.

Heartiest Congratulations to Dr Harshida.

Brother - Krishna Dinesh Dhanak (Dubai) and uncle (kaka): Hareshbhai Maganbhai Dhanak
(Ahmedabad),   Past President UAE Soni Samaj and Trustee Shree Jamjodhpur Soni Vadi.  






Kajal Girish Jagda graduated in Dubai

Kajal Girish Jagda,

d/o Girishbhai Maganalal Tribhovandas Jagda and Sonalben Girish Jagda
( Savitri Jewellers Sharjah) graduated in Interior Designing at

Manipal University Dubai.

Congratulations and Best wishes to Kajal.



Jimit Bharatbhai Gohil (Satikuvar) -
Graduated in Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA)

Mr Bharatbhai and Mrs Lataben Gohil of Amreli, Gujarat, with great pride, like to announce
that their son: Jimit Bharatbhai Gohil (Satikuvar) - graduated in Master of Business
Administration (Executive MBA) from one of the best B-Schools of Asia - Indian Institute of
Management (IIM).

Jimit is already working in finance management with Cummins Group in India after completing
two prestigious degrees - one from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) as a
Company Secretary (CS) and the second from the Indian Chartered Accountants Institute (ICAI)
as a Chartered Accountant (CA) respectively.

Message from Parents: You are an achiever. This is a fruit of your perseverance, focus and
dedication. We are proud of you and wish that all-round success keeps following you in all your
future endeavours.

Message from sister - Nidhi Gohil: You are a true inspiration, Bhai! The sky is your limit - fly
high with your hard work. Congratulations! Keep it up!

Message from Uncle - Sanjaybhai Chokshi and family(KK Chokshi, Amreli, Gujarat -
Contact: +91-9428797759)
: Congratulations on your one more momentous milestone after
CA and CS! You are truly passionate, hard-working and ambitious. Live life with your passion
and we are sure that you can achieve more success in all you do in the future.

Congratulations Jimit, we wish you a great professional and personal life ahead!



Rhytham Jayeshbhai Soni (Challa) -
graduated in Master of Civil Engineering

Late Mr Jayeshbhai and Mrs Sonal Soni of Ahmedabad (originally of Walkeshwar Mumbai and Amreli)
with great pride like to announce that their son:


Rhytham Jayeshbhai Soni (Challa) - graduated in Master of Civil Engineering from
University of New Mexico School of Engineering, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


Rhytham is currently moving in the east coast of the United States to start his career
and to join his extended family.


Message from Mother: You have always made me proud of what you are and where you are
heading to. Wish you many more milestones in your personal and professional life.


Message from sisters - Ridhdhi & Parnavi: We are really proud of you, Bhai! Keep it up. 


Message from Maternal Uncle - Sanjaybhai Chokshi and family (KK Chokshi, Amreli,
Gujarat - Contact: +91-9428797759):

Heartiest congratulations! Your patience, perseverance and passion rewarded you this milestone.

Wish you a great professional and personal life ahead.





Esha Soni, Nairobi graduated in B. Sc. International Business Admin.

Esha Soni 

Anita and Daxesh Dayalji Soni with great pride like to announce that their daughter Esha Soni graduated from
United States International University, Nairobi
with Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration on the 23rd August 2014.

Message from Soni family:

As parents we are extremely proud of what you have achieved Esha. All your hard work & diligence has resulted in this achievement.
We wish you much more success in the future. Luv Mum, Dad and sisters Mira & Zarna. 



Mitesh Anil Dhanak, Leicester graduated in B. Sc (Hons)

Mitesh Anil Dhanak

Mrs Vimla and Mr Anil Kantilal Govind Kara Dhanak, Leicester are proud to announce that our son Mitesh has graduated with
1st Class B. Sc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computing from Aston University, Birmingham on 15th July 2013.


Prajay graduated with B. Arts on 15 July 2013

Grandmother Lilaben Lalji Arjan and parents Bhupendra and Kusumben Ghaghda are proud to announce that
Prajay has graduated with a degree -

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of Kent, Canterbury in UK.

Message from Grandmother and Parents: Everyone is proud of your accomplishment.
Your hard work has paid off and we are very proud of you. Congratulations on your Graduation.



Ravina graduated with IB Diploma

Ravina Pattni, daughter of Indira ben and Jayprakash Hirji Dana Ghaghada of Dar es Salaam, graduated in May from
International School of Tanganyika (IST) with IB Diploma.

She is currently an undergraduate at University of California-Berkeley and hopes to major in Economics and Development Studies.

She was awarded the prestigious Mastercard Foundation scholarship, and

she is one of the five students from Tanzania who received the scholarship to pursue a Bachelor's degree in the USA.



Ankit Dilip Hirji Dana graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration

Ankit Dana s/o Dilip Hirji Dana and Bharatiben Dana of Dar-es-Salaam graduated in April with Bachelor of
Business Administration in Information Technology from Symbiosis International University in Pune, India.

He successfully graduated with honors. He is currently pursuing MBA  (ITBM) Masters in Business Administration
in Information Technology Business Management from Symbiosis International University in Pune, India. 



Kalpesh Jayendra Ghghada graduation with Honours in B. Com

Kalpesh, s/o Mrs Jivatiben (Jayshriben) and Mr Jayendra Ghaghada of Sharjah graduated in B. Com with Honours in Accountancy.

Kalpesh's philanthropic grandfather Chhaganlal Nandlal  donated Rs100,000 to the Education Fund at Jamnagar during the World Federation gathering in December 2011.

Message from Hirenbhai Vaya (Kalpesh's Mama):

Everyone is proud of your accomplishment. Your hard work has paid off and the whole family is very proud of you. Congratulations on your Graduation.




Dushyant Jayprakash Pattni received The Walter Adams Prize as the top Economics student

Dushyant Pattni s/o Indiraben and Dana and Jayprakash Hirji Dana of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania graduated magna cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on May 12th 2012. He attained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics. He was honored into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa chapter of Texas, and he also received The Walter Adams Prize as the top Economics student in the graduating class of 2012.


Hardeek graduated with a B.Com


Mrs Mancy Pattni and Mr Hasmukh Bhagwanji Pattni (originally from Navagam, Gujarat) are proud to announce that their son, Hardeek Pattni, has graduated on 18th March, 2012, with a Bachelors of Commerce - Majors in Finance from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, U.A.E












Pattni community's talented student excel at Outstanding Cambridge Learner awards

Mayuri Arvindbhai  Dhanak, Leicester


Family of Arvindbhai Pragji Dhanak of Leicester (originally from Rajkot) are proud to announce that their daughter Miss Mayuri Arvindbhai  Dhanak (granddaughter of Late Shri Pragjibhai Kalyanji Dhanak) has achieved Master of Business Administration M.B.A. degree with 70 % marks from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K.

Khushi Bhet (donation)
On this happy occasion of her graduation, Shri Arvindbhai Pragji Dhanak has made following donation to our Samaj:

Rs. 1,111 - Akhil Bhartiya Parajiya Soni Gnati Federation, Jamnagar Education Fund


Rs. 1,111 - Shri Samasta Parajiya Soni Gnati Mahamandal, Rajkot
Best Compliment and wishes more success in the future:

- Smt. Kanchanben Pragji Dhanak (Grand Mother)

- Smt. Hansaben Arvind Dhanak (Mother)         

- Smt. Dipti M. Sagar (Sister)



Darshan Dipak Soni

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) has announced the winners of the 2010 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in Kenya.


Darshan Dipak Soni, aged 17, academically gifted student in Kenya have come top in the world in their Cambridge international examinations. He was awarded an Outstanding Learner Award by University of Cambridge International Examinations for gaining the highest mark in Kenya in the June 2010 IGCSE over 7 subjects. He is continuing his A levels in Nairobi, Kenya.


Cambridge qualifications develop independent learners, and prepare students for success in their further studies and beyond. Many Pattni members said his high grades are due to the quality of teaching he had received, the support of his family and friends, as well as his own hard work and commitment to studies.


Darshan is the son of Rajeshwari and Dipak Jivanlal Soni (Dhakan). His paternal grandparents are Vijyaben and Jivanlal Ramjibhai Kurji of Harrow, UK and his maternal grandmother is Nirmadaben Amratlal Kakubhai Hirji (Sagar) of Stanmore.


The feeling you get when you realise that all the hard work has paid off is something one can know only if you have experienced it. The whole family and friend circle are over the moon on Darshan's achievement.


Congratulations and best wishes to Darshan as he continues to excel!


Rushika Jayprakash Pattni - "Outstanding Student" award in Tanzania


This year Rushika is completing her final year of Cambridge A-level. Last year, she got 8 A* in IGCSE along with the Cambridge "Outstanding Student" award in Tanzania for IGCSE Economics. She applied to universities in USA and got accepted to Yale University, Princeton University and Smith College on full scholarships. She is planning to join Yale University and hopefully major in Economics and Environmental Studies.


Rushika, age 18 is the daughter of Mrs Indiraben and Mr Jayprakash Hirji Dana. Her 20 year old brother is completing his fourth year at Trinity University in Texas, USA, on full scholarship. Her 16 year old sister is going to start IB at International School of Tanganyika after having been chosen as one of the top five scholarship students from Tanzania.





Kintan Jasvantrai Dhakan completed the MBA

Dhakan family is proud to inform that Kintan, son of Mrs. Bhartiben and Late Mr. Jasvantrai Pranjivandas Dhakan had completed the MBA from Nirma University this year and now started his own construction firm name Parajiya Inc and Svasaar Value Builders.


Kintan had a very hard struggle in his early life. His father died when he was in the 11th standard and due financial situation, was forced to abandon his study to look after his father's jewellery business. After 5 years tirelessly in the gold jewellery making work he realised that without education he faces a bleak future.


His strong desire is to finish his studies despite the hardship paid off. He gave HSC exam then joined Bachelor of Computer Application and now completed Master
of Business Administration.


Kintan's achievement is an inspiration to all younger members of our community who joins their family business and then looses confidence to go back to education. 

Where there's a will, there's a way. If Kintan can do it, you can too. Just keep trying. Yes, you can! 



Jatin Manharlal Ghagahda completed ACCA


We are proud to inform that Mr Jatin Manharlal Ghagahda son of Mr. Manharlal Harilal Ghagahda and Mrs. Minaben Manharlal Ghagahda had completed the ACCA Graduation this year and now join leading firm in Nairobi.


On this happy occasion of his achievement, the family announced a Khusi Bhet (donation) of INR 1,000/- to Akhil Bharatia Parajiya Soni Federation Education Aid.



Mira Soni, Nairobi


Mrs. Anita and Daxesh Dayalji Soni with great pride like to announce that their daughter Mira Soni has graduated from
United States International University, Nairobi with Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations on the 21st August 2010


Message from Soni family

As parents we are extremely proud of what you have achieved Mira. All your hard work & diligence has resulted in this achievement. We wish you much more success in the future. Luv Mum, Dad and sisters Esha & Zarna






Rashi Hasmukhrai Dhanak, Dubai

Rashi d/o Bhartiben and Hasmukhrai Dayalal Dhanak graduated with honors on 30th Dec 2009, with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and coming in the top 10 in her class at the American University of Sharjah, U.A.E. In the attached photo, Rashi received her degree certificate from H. H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.


Mehul Dilip Satikunvar, UAE

Mrs Lata and Mr Dilipbhai Jamnadas Dullabhdas Satikuvar (JD) are proud to announce that their son Mehul Dilip Satikunvar has completed his degree from University of Tasmania - Bachelors of Mechatronics Engineering with First Class Honours and received 3 scholarships.



Message from Parents: Jay Swaminarayan. Everyone is proud of your accomplishment. Your hard work has paid off and we are very proud of you. Congratulations on your Graduation.




Indrajit Hareshbhai Pattni (Dhanak), UAE

Hareshbhai Maganalal Dhanak, past President of UAE Soni Samaj and a Trustee of Jamjodhpur Soni Wadi and Family, currently residing in Rajkot, with great pride and joy are happy to announce that their son Indrajit Hareshbhai Pattni has attained a goal in his life and graduated as ACCA (The Association of Chartered Accountants) in Dubai, UAE. Indrajit now works with the world-renowned accountancy firm KPMG in Dubai.

Message from the Dhanak Family:
We are extremly proud of your accomplishment and wish you much success in your future endeavors. Love Mum and Dad and the family. Best wishes for a long life full of happiness, love, and much success.





Kishan Anilbhai Kantilal Dhanak, London

Mrs Vimlaben and Mr Anilbhai Kantilal Dhanak are proud to announce the graduation of their son Kishan from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London - MA in Communication Design


Message from the Dhanak Family
As parents, we are so proud of Kishen's achievement and know that his future will be forged from the Central St. Martin's College. It is with a very emotional and glowing pride that we'll see our sons achieve this accolade.









Amrish Rameshbhai Amratlal Dhanak

We are very happy to announce that our son Amrish graduated with an MBA from Cornell University, Ithala, NY.  He is now working at Citigroup in New York City.

-- Ramesh & Sandhya Pattni (Parents)




Amreeta Jitendra Jayantilal Ladhabhai (Patt)

Mrs Shilpa and Mr Jitendra Jayantilal Ladhabhai (Patt) are proud to announce that their daughter Amreeta has graduated from Aston Univerity with a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Business Administration and Psychology.

Message from the Family of Ladhabhai Jasa Patt:

We are all very proud of what you have achieved Amreeta .Each step you have taken has brought you this far Today is a new beginning for you and We all wish you all the best for the future.


From Editor: Congratulations! You have achieved a major educational goal and graduation is a celebration of your accomplishments. Our Parajiya Pattni Community is proud of you. Congratulations and wish you success on your new beginnings!




Gilesh Pravinchandra Devdan Pattni

We are proud to announce the graduation of Gilesh from De Montfort University with a 2.1 in Business Information Systems as well as receiving 2 awards (for best BIS project and best BIS student) from the university. He recently had his dissertation published which he turned into a conference paper for the Ethicomp 2008 conference which is to be held in Mantua, Italy in September.


From Editor -

Congratulations Gilesh... you did it! You have accomplished one of your life's goals and the whole Parajiya Pattni community is proud of you! Now you can proudly preserve and display this memory... for a lifetime. Congratulations and many good wishes for your future career as well.



Rajiv Arjan, London
Mrs Pravina and Mr Shantilal Bhagwanjibhai Arjan Dhanak are proud to announce that their son Rajiv Arjan has graduated from City Univerity with a First Class Honors degree in Business Computing Systems.

Message from the family
We are proud of you. Best Wishes from Mum, Dad, and sisters Deepti and Chandni.




Miss Seetal Ashwin Kagdadia, Leicester, U.K.
It is with pride that Mrs Sandhya and Mr Ashwinbhai Govindji Kagdadia (past president and current trustee - PPA Leicester) announce that
their dear daughter Seetal, who after achieving straight A

results at GCSE and at A Levels, has graduated from Central St Martins College of Art and Design (CSM) taking a 2:1 in B.A. Graphic Design.
She has also won a design award for a design done jointly

with a course colleague for Hennessey (the Brandy producers).

Message from the family:-
The whole of the Kagdadia family are proud of Seetal's achievement. We pray that she will be blessed by God to achieve all that she desires

in the future. Seetal's Grandmother Mrs Ottamben Govindji Kagdadia sends blessings on behalf of the whole family Parmeshvar Seetal ni

harek mano kamna purna kare.




Uday Valjee, Durban, S. Africa


We are pleased to inform that Uday Valjee passed his exams and attained the Bachelor of Commerce - Specialising in Human Resource and Business Management at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal - Westville Campus, South Africa. The graduation ceremony was held on Thursday 26th April 2007







Hetal Vinodrai Dhakan, Dubai, UAE

It is with pride that Vinodrai and Mandakini Dhakan of Dubai, UAE announce that their dear daughter Hetal has been awarded the post-graduate degree in Master of International Business from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


From Editor

It is a proud moment for Hetal and also for the worldwide Parajiya Community that our youth are achieving such high accolades globally. We hope you will find your dreams and have continued success in all your future endeavours.

Meera Pattni Pattni, London, U.K.
We are pleased to inform that Meera Arun Pattani passed her exams and has attained a Masters of Pharmacy (MPharm).

Message from the family:-
We are all very proud of what she has achieved and wish her all the best for the future. Lots of love from Dad (Arun), Prafula (Mum), and Rajshree,
Sameer and Sonal, and Mehul and Rupa





Shilpa Mahesh Pattni, Leicester, U.K.
After graduating last year with a M.Pharm degree, Miss Shilpa Mahesh Pattni daughter of Nainaben and Maheshbhai Pattni (Katira) of Leicester, passed her Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Registration examination on 21/07/06 and started her career as a Pharmacist.

Message from the family:

We would like to congratulate her on her achievement. We are all extremely proud of you Shilpa and glad that all your hard work and dedication over the years has now paid off. Wish you all the best for the future! The world is yours now!


Love Dad, Mum, Dharmesh and D. M. Soni Jewellers., Leicester





Vishal Pattni, London
Vishal Pattni, son of Bipinbhai and Nitaben Bhanjibhai Madhavji Pattni graduated on 19th July 2006 with Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management with Accounting.


Message from Family:


We would like to congratulate Vishal on his excellent results.  Your hard work has paid off and we are very proud of you.  Your future now is very bright and you have every reason to smile.  All the best for the future.


Love from Dad, Mum and Poonam


Mrs Bejal Rishi Pattni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Mrs Bejal Rishi Pattni, of Atlanta, Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance from London Metropolitan University on 12th December 2005 in London. 

Bejal, we send you heartfelt congratulations on the completion of your degree. Your hard work and diligence over the last several years have resulted in this achievement, and you have every reason to be very proud of your success.

Mr Rishi Dineshbhai Bhimji Pattni (husband)

Mrs Shiela and Mr Dinesh Pragji Bhimji Pattni, Sonal and Sanjay
- Shree Pragjibhai Bhimji Jheta and family of Atlanta, Georgia USA
Mrs Anjnaben and Mr Dilipbhai Maganbhai Trikamji (Parents)

- Shree Maganlal Virji Trikamji and family of London, UK

Ashita Jitendra Ladha, Luton, UK
Ashita Jitendra Ladha (Patt), Luton, UK graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, obtaining First class honours in Applied Accounting at Oxford Brookes University on 12th Septmber 2005.

Ashita also qualified as ACCA Affiliate on 31st October 2005. This graduation award was awarded at University of Manchester.