PRID Sushil Gupta has been conferred the Rotary Award of Honor by Rotary International by the RI Board of Directors, 2019–20, headed by President Mark Maloney.
In a letter sent to Gupta, Maloney said: “I am very pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Rotary Award of Honor in recognition of your long and successful service to Rotary. It is my honor and privilege to have recommended you for this recognition, and the Rotary International Board of Directors has approved my recommendation.”
Congratulating him on behalf of the RI Board, Maloney said, “Through your dedication and tireless efforts, Rotary is a force for doing good in the world. You have dedicated your life to Rotary since 1977. In those 43 years, you have served Rotary in many important positions including as a member of the Rotary International Board of Directors and as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation. I find particularly noteworthy your work to meet the target challenge of Water and Sanitation in Schools. The entire Rotary world recognised your service to and through Rotary with your nomination to serve as President of Rotary International.”
The Rotary Award of Honor is Rotary’s highest and most respected recognition. The award was established by RI in 1990 to be given to heads of state and other dignitaries who have made a significant contribution to international understanding and goodwill. Recent recipients of the award include His Holiness Pope Francis, Pranab Mukherjee, then President of India, Queen Elizabeth II, and Bill Gates, Jr.