Rahul Bajaj receives Rotary Life Time Achievement Award in Leadership Excellence

Leading industrialist, Rahul Bajaj, Chairman of Bajaj Auto Limited is the proud winner of Lifetime Achievement Award, conferred by Rotary International at the Rotary District 3131 Conference 2014. According to the statement issued by Rotary International, the ‘Rotary Life-Time Achievement Award in Leadership Excellence’ is a coveted recognition from Rotary International, which is given to extra-ordinary achievers from across the globe.
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(L-R) PDG Rotarian Mukesh Arneja, Rotary International President’s Representative, Padma Vibhushan Dr Ragunath Mashelkar, DG Dr Deepak Shikarpur, District Governor.
Rahul was presented with the award by Padmavibhushan Dr RA Mashelkar in the presence of District Governor, Dr Deepak Shikarpur and Rotary International President Representative, Mukesh Arneja from Delhi. On accepting the honour, Rahul said: ‘It is indeed a great honour to be bestowed with this prestigious award by the Rotary International’. On the occasion, Rahul addressed the Rotarians on ‘The Way Forward for the Indian economy’ and presented many of his insights on the subject.
Rahul was the only person felicitated with the Life-time Achievement Award in the year 2013-14 Conference, in recognition of his distinguished business, philanthropic and academic contributions in India over the years, noted the statement. Rahul is recognised as one of the most successful business leaders of India. He heads the Bajaj Group of companies, which is a leader in a variety of manufactured products and financial services in India and abroad.
CSR efforts
The industrialist has also  been  instrumental  in spear-heading  the CSR initiatives  of the Bajaj  Group which include the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, Shiksha Mandal and a number of social organisations including the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust and Ruby Hall Clinic, a large hospital in Pune as their Chairman.
What is more, Rahul has received many prestigious awards and recognitions, notable being the award of ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the Government of India in 2001, Alumni Achievement Award by the Harvard Business School and Life Time Achievement Awards from Economic Times, Ernst & Young and CNBC TV18. In fact, Rahul was appointed Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour by the President of the French Republic. Rotary International is a world-wide organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.   An estimated 1.2 million  Rotarians  belonging  to more  than  31,000  Rotary  clubs are  located  in over  167  countries.  Rotary International District 3131 is spread over two revenue districts of Maharashtra, Pune and Raigad. There are 100 Rotary Clubs in this region with a membership of more than 4,000 Rotarians.

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