Lion Rakesh Patel is a humble grass root Charter Lion from Lions Club of Ahmedabad Satellite with 19 years of active Lionism. With accomplishment of various assignments at Club & District level, he was unanimously elected as District Governor on 30th March 2014 at 41st Annual District Conference.
Having joined Lionism in the year 1995-96, Lion Rakesh Patel became President in the year 1998-99. Since then, he served in District Cabinet in various committees on various portfolios. He was Zone Chairperson in the year 2000-01 and served as Lions Quest Chairperson continuously for three years from 2004-05 to 2006-07 and established strong foundation for the Lions Quest program in District 323B and covered 32000 students in one single year and continuously received award for the Best Lions Quest Chairperson of the Multiple.
Lion Rakesh Patel was appointed as District Cabinet Secretary in the year 2007-08 in absence of the then District Cabinet Secretary.
He was again appointed to serve as District Cabinet Secretary in the next year 2008-09 the year in which District was among the top 3 Districts of Lionistic World.
From the year 2009-10 to 2010-2011, he gave a new dimension to the Roaring Lions Programme introduced in the year 2008-09 and took the Roaring Lion fellowship concept to its peak. He was Director, GLT for the 2011-2012.
With every position and working closely with each District Governor, Lion Rakesh Patel made his mark as a truly dedicated Lion. A Lion of few words, he always believed in action and is committed to the cause of the underprivileged.
Lion Rakesh patel has may prestigious Awards to his credit. He is also recipient of awards at the Multiple and International Level for this contribution in furtherance of Lionism and serving underprivileged.
Lion Rakesh Patel has attended Regional Level Leadership Institute and Senior level Leadership Institute.
He is a guiding Lion and Extension Chairperson to Lions Club of Vijaypur Kantha Vistar, Amdavad Samvedana and Karnavati Dzire.
He has received 4 Leadership Medals, 3 International Presidentís Gold Medals and 9 International Presidentís Appreciation Certificates. In fact, he is an inspiring source for the entire lion members of our District.
Lion Rakesh Patel is a Business Man, having a Manufacturing Unit of HDPE Woven Sacks in Vatva. He is connected to various organizations like Vatva Industrial Association, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industries, etc.
His hobbies include watching cricket, tennis, playing chess, movies, music and travelling.
Lion Rakesh is married to Shilpa Patel and they are blessed with a daughter Karishma, who is pursuing her graduation at NIFT, Gandhinagar and son Rohan, who is pursuing his B.B.A. graduation.
A man of commitment, Rakesh Patel is an unmatched asset to the Organisation and will be of great support as District Governor for the year 2014-15 and his slogan is Enrich Lives.