Shekhar Mehta, as RI President in June 2022, presented the Rotary Award of Honour to Prince Charles at a private audience during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda. Mehta expressed appreciation for his dedication towards sustainability and biodiversity and highlighted Rotary’s shared commitment to protecting the environment. The Prince of Wales appreciated Rotary for its humanitarian work.
The Rotary Award of Honour was established by Rotary International in 1990 to be given to heads of state and other dignitaries who have made a significant contribution to international understanding and goodwill.
At the CHOGM in Rwanda, Mehta met Rotary’s longstanding partners of the polio eradication programme, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.