Elected for the 2021-22 term, Shekhar Mehta is a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India. Learn about his theme, his travels, and his goals for the year.

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Mehta is encouraging Rotary members to change lives through service. His theme Serve to Change Lives asks members to participate in service projects where they can make a difference in their communities and the people who live in them.

"Rotary kindled the spark within me to look beyond myself and embrace humanity," he said. "Service became a way of life for me and I, like many others, adopted the guiding philosophy that 'Service is the rent I pay for the space I occupy on this earth, and I want to be a good tenant of this earth.'"

Read more about the 2021-22 presidential theme and download the theme logo and materials.

Mehta also wants members to focus their efforts on empowering girls and ensuring their access to education, resources, services, and opportunities so that future generations of women leaders will have the tools they need to succeed. Mehta is asking members to use Rotary's belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical in all we do as a compass to guide this work.

Learn more about his initiatives and how to take part in one of his presidential conferences.

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Mehta travels around the world visiting Rotary clubs that are making a positive difference in their communities.

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President's representatives

Each year, the president designates representatives to inspire and motivate participants at district conferences.

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The RI president and The Rotary Foundation trustee chair appoint club members to serve on committees that support our Action Plan priorities: to increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt.

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Rotary Citation

Earn recognition for your club by accomplishing goals that strengthen and raise awareness of Rotary and your club. See this year's Rotary Citation goals for Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs.

Video messages

Watch or download Mehta’s video messages on the following topics:


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