DG Mr. Vivek Aranha
District Governor (2014-15)

Mr. Vivek Aranha, Chairman Rosary Education Group Pune – a multifaceted personality – is the head of Second generation Aranha family. Aranha family is in the field of Education for the past 58 years. A double Post Graduate in Education and Sociology from Pune University – M.A. – M.Ed. – he is a rank holder in both of his Post Graduate degrees.

Started in a small way in 1958, Rosary Education Group blossomed into a vast Institution with 12 Schools, 2 Colleges and a Teachers Training Institute. Mr. Vivek Aranha is instrumental in the expansion of the Group and at present, there are more than 14000 students on the rolls of Rosary Schools.

D.G. Vivek Aranha diversified the field of education into Business Management and Mass Communication and hospitality field. D.G. Vivek Aranha has been member of YMCA movement since 1983. Presently he is the President of YMCA Pune for the third term. Mr. Aranha is elected as the Senior Vice President of National Council of YMCAs of India for the year 2012-2015.

Mr Vivek Aranha being the President of the Child Guidance Centre ( REMAND HOME) 300 children are homed and looked after. These children are from the under privileged class of the society. Mr. Vivek Aranha is the Vice President of Catholic Gymkhana, Mumbai. Mr. Vivek Aranha is the Chairman of All India Association of Minority Institutions.

DG Aranha is a trained National Athletic Coach. He has completed Rock-climbing and Mountaineering course at Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering. He was the Secretary of Pun e Regional Amateur Athletic Association a number of times. He has trained large number of athletes and cricketers who have played at state and national levels. He has been the Manager of Maharashtra Athletic Team for a number of years.

Mr. Vivek Aranha is a member of Rotary club of Poona since 1985 and has been the Past President of the Club. Under his guidance, the Club has done a large number of Matching Grant Projects. Mr. Vivek Aranha was elected unopposed as the DISTRICT GOVERNOR of Rotary District 3131 for the year 2014-15.

Mr Aranha is the recipient of Life Time Achievement award by the Rotary Club of Poona. He was awarded and recognized by the Pune Municipal Corporation and Zilla Parished for his services in the field of education. Mr. Vivek Aranha was awarded Life time achievement Award for his services in the field of Education by the Lions Club of Pune Kirkee & the Vijaya Laxman Kudale Foundation.

Mrs. Chandra Aranha, his life partner, has submerged herself deeply in the field of education and is his companion in all his Rotary ventures. Being the First Lady of Rotary District t 3131, she is involving deeply in the Rotary activities and has opened Interact Clubs to inculcate Rotary ideas into the younger generation. Vinay Aranha, his son and Dipti, his daughter assist him in all his ventures in Rotary and in education field and hospitality enterprises.

Mr. Aranha is a born orator who can speak off the cuff on any subject under the sun. Mr. Aranha is a very pleasant and fun loving personality and has traveled extensively around the globe. Mr. Aranha in his late sixties is full of zest for life and commitment in the field of education and is a true and committed Rotarian.

Yours in Rotary
Mr. Vivek Aranha
District Governor (2014-15)