Rajeev joined us last week whilst in Queenstown visiting his son, Sanchit, who has lived and worked here for 4 years.  Rajeev related that he was born into a family of Rotarians. His father was a President of the Rotary Club of Shimla.
Rajeev began his Rotary experience as a member of the Interact Club at St Edward’s School in Shimla. He moved on to the Shimla Rotaract Club during his college days and became its President in 1986. He was also a RYLA participant.
Rajeev joined Rotary in 1993 and has extensive Rotary experience and service.  He became his Club’s President in 2004-05.  He served his Club, and District 3080, and was honoured for his Secretary and Presidential roles in receiving a coveted ‘RI President’s Citation Award’.  He was an Assistant Governor in 2010-11.
Rajeev was a ‘’Group Study Exchange leader to District 6990 Miami in 2012, and has been a member of 3 medical missions to Rwanda, Gabon and Zimbabwe.  His commitment and achievements have been recognised with several ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ awards.
Rajeev said that he finds visiting other clubs provides a unique opportunity for him to connect with other Rotarians from different cultures and backgrounds and this fosters international understanding and fellowship.