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Arun Bhargava
District Governor 2023-24

Born and brought up in Pink City – Jaipur, coming from a humble background, Arun did his Masters in Nuclear Physics from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

After his education, he moved to Mumbai with his brothers, and pioneered new mode of packaging in India, called Thermoforming in 1978.

He was fortunate to work with stalwarts of Indian manufacturing industry in Food, Pharma, Medical, Electronic, Entertainment, FMCG, Cosmetics, and other industrial segments. Working with seniors of manufacturing industry shaped his work culture and ethics. 

In his zeal to learn business and industrial intricacies better, he enhanced his knowledge by attending various diploma courses like – Marketing management, export management and event management from prestigious institutions in Mumbai.

With his knowledge and designing expertise, he was conferred two National Awards for excellence in Packaging Design – “India Star Awards”, awarded by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

He is visiting faculty at The Indian Institute of Packaging for last 32 years, teaching packaging subjects to post graduates and diploma students. He is also trainer in packaging subjects in various industrial and business forums.

Arun joined Rotary in 1996, and became president of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Andheri in 2003-04.

After completing his president’s tenure, he wanted to be better equipped to help poor and needy people. He thought of enhancing his knowledge and joined Tata Institute of Social Sciences to do a one year Certificate program on “Holistic Counselling”

This program gave him good insight into human behavior.      

 As he completed this special program, he was invited by a well-known drug and alcohol de-addiction center in Mumbai to help their patients with counseling. He was associated with this Drug and Alcohol treatment and deaddiction center, called “Seva Dhan”, situated in Andheri West for almost 6 years, helping thousands of patients to recover from clutches of drugs and alcohol, and re-settle back in their lives in normal way.

Working with these unfortunate people, who are outcaste by the society and by their own families, was a very important phase of learning in his life.

Arun continues to use this knowledge enhancement to help people through Rotary.

Joining Rotary in 1996, he has been elected as District Governor to lead the district 3141 during 2023-24.

He is an avid Photographer and Archaeologist, having spent number of days at archaeological excavation sights.

His wife, Seema, is a home maker and has a small but beautiful business of Marble artifacts, which she runs from home.

His Son Ankur is a Robotic Engineer, and has his own On-Line marketplace, offering products for Chocolate, Bakery and confectionary industry.

His Daughter, Saloni, an Odissi Dancer, is a Patisserie Chef, and works in Sydney, Australia.

His Daughter in Law, Pallavi is Neuro psychologist at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Hospital, Mumbai, and a lovely granddaughter – Ayra.

Having a joint family of 19 family members, Arun understands the value of family and relations, and commits himself to remain available for community service at all times.