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‘Lions ambassador of Good will’ - Lion Praful Diwanji

A genuine visionary, an incredible humanitarian and a successful dental surgeon, Dr Praful Diwanji has been connected with Lions Clubs for the last 5 decades. For his immense contribution in the society, Lion Dr. Praful Diwanji was honoured with the “Lions ambassador of Good Will” award by Lion Joe Preston, Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Lion Praful Diwanji was chosen as the President of Lions Clubs of Juhu for the term 1977-1978. He was delegated as the District Governor in 1991-1992 of locale 323 A3. As District Governor he helped building up the Mercy MissionCorpus Fund at the local level, and the premium earned was used to help the poverty stricken patients for medical assistance. Vision of a Better & Brighter Tomorrow, Service to humanity, and upliftment of the poor have always been his essential goals.

The "Brotherhood" scheme by PDG Lion Dr. Praful Diwanji endeavours to manufacture an establishment for fellowship and mutual understanding amongst Lion members. This scheme gives alleviation through money related help to Lion members amid times of emergency or unforeseen incidences. There may be so many Lion families who may be in dire need of funds in an emergency and would welcome a helping hand without humiliation. Lions Clubs members enrolled under this scheme are legible to gain benefits. Lion Dr. Praful Diwanji’s vision is to create compassion and a sense of togetherness among fellow Lions of District 323 A3, standing by them in times of the need. The Brotherhood scheme has been greatly appreciated for the absolute help it has provided to all its members by giving them security and assurance when needed most. Lions like Lion Dr. Praful Diwanji lead by example, and setting one with District 323 A3, he urges the other Lion Districts to lend a helping hand by spreading this noble cause forward and bring in the change that “Lionism” is all about.

Some of the accomplishments of Lion Praful Diwanji being -

  • Founder Member of India Dental Association in the year 1948.
  • President of India Dental Association in 1972.
  • President of Lions Clubs of Juhu in 1977-1978.
  • District Governor 1992-1993 of district 323 A3.
  • International Presidents Leadership Awards in the year 1992-1993.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Lions Clubs of Juhu in 2002-2003.
  • Dr. R. Ahmed Life Time Achievement Award by the Indian Dental Association at the hands of Honourable Ex President of India, Late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in 2015.

With the motto “Service to Humanity is the best work of Life”, Lion Praful Diwanji has been an inspirational figure to all of us for the last 5 decades and will keep on attempting to advance magnanimity and humanitarian services in society with his foresight and thoughtfulness.
We salute Lion Praful Diwanji –A heroic Lion and a humble human being.

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