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EVERYDAY HEROES

Bringing the joy of vision to millions - Lion Aruna Oswal

A philanthropist, a social activist, an entrepreneur yet a woman of great simplicity- Lion Aruna Oswal has made immense contribution towards the society through her humanitarian efforts. “Service to Mankind” being her motto, she undertook numerous service projects for the upliftment of poor, for which she was honored as an “Ambassador of Goodwill” by Lions Clubs International President, Sid L Scruggs.

She began her journey in 1989 with Lions Club of Juhu District 323 A3 and became the only lady President of Lions Club of Juhu in 1999. She quickly climbed the ladder of Lionism due to her dedication and was unanimously chosen as the District Governor during the year 2004-05. During this period, she was instrumental in donating 1000 sewing machines to the needy women for their self employment, putting forward a great step towards Women Empowerment.

Along with her husband Mr Abhay Oswal, she took charge of the Oswal Foundation, notable for its humanitarian projects. The Oswal Foundation in partnership with LCIF has launched four specialty Eye Care Centers in India. Mobile Medical Vans Project was also launched and inaugurated by LCIF Chairperson, Barry Palmer, with the vision to deliver free diagnostic & primary healthcare services to the poor and needy with utmost dedication. Her recent contributions for the under-privileged were setting up of Aruna Abhey Mammography Center in Kenya, Nairobi and also laying down the foundation of a new Eye Care hospital at Siliguri.

Lion Aruna Oswal mobilized the collection of an amount equivalent to $4.5 million for LCIF’s SightFirst II project as the Multiple Coordinator, during her tenure 2008-12. She is the lone contributor in the 40 years history of Lions Clubs International to make a staggering contribution of $3million for SightFirst II programme, for which she was felicitated with Knight of Leadership award.

Some of the awards and accomplishments of Lion Aruna Oswal are:

  • Aruna Oswal is among the few leaders who have consistently attended International Conventions for last nine years.
  • Honored by Former President APJ Abdul Kalam for her dedication and good work towards the community.
  • Honored with ‘Mother Teressa Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Mother Teressa International Award Committee.
  • Felicitated with Platinum Diamond Humanitarian Partner by LCIF.

Being true to her motto “Giving is living and Living is giving”, Lion Aruna Oswal is an inspirational figure who has brought light in the lives of people and touched millions of lives with her incomparable services.

To make a difference in the world & contribute back to society and mankind, we welcome like-minded people to come forward and join hands for collective efforts with us for- Women Empowerment, Widow Welfare, upliftment of street & slum children.

We salute, Lion Aruna Oswal for dedicating her life in the service of mankind.

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