Apurv Kharidia, a bright and enthusiastic boy, was an Udgamite in the true sense. He was an enterprising student and had great plans for the future, which were shared by his doting parents. But fate intervened in the form of cancer and on 7th July 1997, Apurv succumbed to the disease after a long struggle. He was in Class 12 Commerce at that time. The family’s tragedy was further prolonged when his mother passed away after a few days.
In his memory his family instituted the Apurv Kharidia Memorial Prize which is given to the Class 12 Commerce topper every year on Apurv’s death anniversary. Since 7th July is a Sunday this year, the prize was given on, 5th July 2013, by his father Mr. Vinod Kharidia to Dhruvi Shah, the school topper in Class 12 Commerce of year 2012-2013.