Profile of District Governor
MJF Lion Praveen comes from a very reputed business family of Nagaon, well known for its social and educational contributions to the society. He is the second generation Lion and younger son of very senior Lion member of our District, Lion J. K. Agarwal. Lion Praveen has done his masters in Computer Engineering from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati.
He joined Lions organization as a member of Leo Club of Nowgong in the year 1992 and served the Club and the District in various capacities. After completing his education and successfully setting up his business, he once again joined Lionism in 2012 by organizing Lions Club of Nagaon City and served as its Charter President. Since then he has served his Club in various capacities and the District 322D with utmost dedication as Zone Chairperson, Region Chairperson, DC International Relations & Club Twinning, DC Leo Clubs for two consecutive terms, VDG-1 last year and currently serving as District Governor of our District.
As a Lion, Praveen has achieved many commendable feats, some are:
- Achieved a membership growth of more than 150% & received a record number of 13 International Banner Patches during his tenure as the Charter President of Lions Club of Nagaon City.
- Graduated from Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI) at Ahmedabad in 2012-13 & from Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI) at Kolkata in 2013-14. He also attended the District Governor training at Chicago in February 2019.
- Attended 8 International Conventions & 7 ISAAME Forums since joining Lionism.
- He is the only Lion in the history of our Multiple to complete the trio of “Best President”, “Best Zone Chairperson” and “Best Region Chairperson” of entire Multiple 322.
- A Pioneer in International Relations, where he has personally visited more than 25 Clubs around the Globe and has signed International Club Twinning agreement with 8 Clubs from USA, Canada and Europe.
- He is the only Lion in our Multiple to hold a rare distinction of having attended all the International Conventions, ISAAME Area Forums and District Conferences ever since becoming a Lion in 2012
- He instituted the biggest fellowship event of our District “J. N. Bawri Memorial Trophy”, a cricket tournament in the memory of first District Governor of our District, Late Lion J. N. Bawri. This prestigious event has completed 7 consecutive years and has become the most awaited fellowship event of our District among Lions & Leos.
Awards & Recognitions:
Lion Praveen is a highly decorated Lion and has many awards to his credit, a few are:
- 100% Charter President Award in 2012-13
- Lion of the Year Award in 2013-14
- Best President in the entire Multiple 322 in 2012-13
- Best Zone Chairperson in the entire Multiple 322 in 2013-14
- Best Region Chairperson in the entire Multiple 322 in 2015-16
- 3 International President’s Medal
- 3 International President’s Leadership Medal
- 5 International President’s Certificate of Appreciation
- “LCIF Helping Hands Award” 3 times from Lions Clubs International
- Recipient of International President’s Region Chairperson Award
- Received the International President’s Zone Chairperson Award for all the 4 quarters
- “International Relations Award” 3 times from Lions Clubs International
- Master Key Award for sponsoring 20 members. So far he has sponsored 89 new members in the fold of Lionism
- Winner of ISAAME Lions Quiz Competition among participants from 62 countries, held during the 44th ISAAME Forum at Colombo
Lion Praveen is deeply embedded with aesthetic senses & has a deep passion for travelling and exploring different cultures around the globe. Even at this young age he has already travelled to 62 countries and still counting. Lion Praveen is also closely associated with many spiritual and social service organizations.
For his consistent vision, determination and hard work, he was appointed as the International Leo Advisory Panelist for 2017 to 2019. He represented the entire ISAAME constitutional area in the Panel. He is the only Lion ever from our District to serve in an International Board or Panel.
He is the youngest ever District Governor in 40 years of Lions District 322D