District Governor Message
At the very outset, I would like to thank each one of you for your overall contribution till date towards furthering the objectives of Rotary.
I would request each one of you to make consistent efforts to increase your reach by growing more not only in terms of number of members but also following the principle of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, so as to adapt with times. I am hopeful that your club will take member engagement to the next level, thereby, making your club irresistible for both new and existing members. Our focus should not only be confined to “Each One Bring One” but also towards “Each One Retain One”.
Please align your service projects with the annual theme and vision of RI / District leaders. Also explore ways and means to magnify the scale of your service projects, as a step towards increasing its Impact. Each Rotarian should support “The Rotary Foundation (TRF)”, irrespective of the quantum of personal contribution, so that we could do Bigger and Bolder projects across the world.
Deepti and I look forward to visit your club in Rotary Year 2023-24 and to interact with your members. Our best wishes to Team 2023-24 for an eventful and successful Rotary Year 2023-24 ahead. My personal interpretation of HOPE in the context of Rotary would be Hands, Opportunities, Projects & Experiences. Let our hearts be in the right place as we make all efforts to “CREATE HOPE IN THE WORLD”.
District Governor, 2023-24
District Governor Rtn. Jeetender Gupta is a highly qualified professional with BCA, MBA, LLB and LLM degrees. He is an Advocate-on-Record with the Honorable Supreme Court and a mediator with the Delhi High Court. He is also actively associated with a multitude of industry associations. A frequent speaker and moderator at several media, industry and academic platforms, he has been in the news for all the right reasons for more than a couple of times.
Justice for the common man drives Jeetender – he contributes his full might to this cause through PILs and petitions. Noteworthy among these causes are the MBBS admissions for specially-abled students; and, more recently, compensation to the Covid orphans.
Jeetender joined rotary in 2001 at the young age of 26 and became the President of his club in 2006. Ever since, he has been actively engaged with Rotary service as well as Rotary District administration and teams. He has served in various roles like AG, District Chair Meets, District Director Administration, District Secretary Membership and District Secretary International Services, among other roles.
A Permanent Trustee of Rotary Blood Bank Faridabad and Life Member of the Rotary Cancer Foundation and Rotary Habitat Centre, he has also been a trainer for multiple times for his club, RC Delhi, the oldest club in North India.
Jeetender has bagged numerous Rotary accolades, including the Four Avenues of Service Award, Running Trophy in Exemplary Service in Vocational Services Award and the prestigious Chaman Lal Gupta Memorial Trophy … to name a few.
He has also been involved in a number of Rotary Friendship Exchange Programs … he was a team member in the US friendship exchange team … the team leader of the friendship exchange with Canada … and the coordinator of the visiting teams from the US, Canada and Taiwan
PP Rtn. Dr Deepti Singh Gupta did her graduation and masters from the Hindu College of the Delhi University and has a doctorate in Botany. She is a published author with Rupa Books. Her debut fiction novel, MySuitcaseHeart, hit the stands in 2021.
Their son, Kushagra Gupta, is a law graduate from the NLU, Patiala. A past Rotaract President, Kushagra is now enrolled with London School of Economics to pursue his LLM.
Rotarian Jeetender Gupta is the youngest District Governor in entire India during his tenure in 2023-24. Both Deepti and Jeetender are major Donors to The Rotary Foundation.
District Governor 2023-24
R.I. District 3011