District Governor – Gustad Anklesaria

Gustad Anklesaria, is a honest, sincere individual, committed to various causes, both professional and social. Academically, he is a post­graduate in Commercial Management and a graduate in Law. He possesses an uncanny desire to fulfill his dream of “making this world a better place to live”, by working strategically in several spheres of life, benchmarking the highest ethical standards, with his capability of Team —building.

On a professional level he holds the following responsibilities:

  • Partner: Anklesaria Automobiles, dealing in ‘Honda’ motorcycles and scooters at Ratlam &Jaora.
  • Chief Executive: G.D.Anklesaria & Co. trading in Diesel Generating Sets, Industrial Consumables, Wind Power Generation, Real Estate Leasing
  • CEO: Hotel Gaurav, Ratlam.
  • Director: Ambriona Cacao Blends Private Limited, manufacturers of “Ambriona” & “Daarzel” Chocolates.

He is an active Rotarian since 1989, with an inclination to contribute to the business of ‘doing good’ to the world. A third generation Rotarian -a member of Rotary Club Ratlam in which he has held responsibility as Secretary and President in 1996-97 and 2004-05 respectively. He has also served the Rotary District 3040 as Assistant Governor in 2005-06, as The Group Study Exchange Team Leader to RID 5110- Oregon USA in 2006-07, as District Secretary in 2007-08, District Community Service Chairman 2009-10 and 2014­15. He is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation. He is the Co-Chairman & Trustee of G.D.Anklesaria Rotary Dialysis Centre Trust, Ratlam which is the only NGO operating a medical facility (kidney care unit) at the Civil Hospital, Ratlam and a Trustee of Rtn. G.D.Anklesaria Rotary Hall Trust, Ratlam. He has been a Trustee of Rotary Public Charitable Trust for the period 2006-09, which manages continuous projects of Rotary Club Ratlam, such as the ‘Rotary Ahar Kendra’, ‘Rotary Balodyan’, and ‘Kashyap Rotary Eye Bank’. He strongly believes in Rotary taking up projects with long term impacts on society. He has served as a Trustee on the RI District 3040 Trust in 2010-11. He has been elected as District Governor of Rotary International District 3040 for the year 2018-19.

He is a motoring enthusiast and has successfully participated as an ambassador of goodwill in the 8200 km —’First India —ASEAN Car Rally in 2004 and the Ma hindra Wild Escape in 2015. His Plymouth Savoy was first runners up in 2012 Nawab Pataudi Vintage Classic Car Rally at Bhopal.

He has been Honorary Secretary of the Alumni Association of St. Joseph’s Convent Senior Secondary School (2006-08). He has been an honorary member on the Ratlam District Legal Aide on Women and Child Welfare Committee in 2005-07, nominated by the Ratlam District Judiciary. He is an Executive Member of the Education Committee of Shri Gujarati Samaj Ucchatar Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Ratlam from 2007-2018. He is a Member on the Board of Governors for Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar Samitee, Ratlam since 2008. He is a Director since 2007 on the Board of “Jan Shikshan Sansthan”, an NGO registered with the Ministry of HRD — conducting vocational courses for self-employed citizens from financially weak strata. He is also Hon. Secretary of “Jan Chetna Parishad” a society managing a school for the Dumb & Deaf Children. These assignments give him immense satisfaction and a worthwhile opportunity to focus on youth, who according to his belief are the torch-bearers of the future, and there cannot be any better gift to the society—other than shaping their lives and gifting them literacy. He is a Vice-Chairman of Ratlam Chess Association.

He is an extensive traveler, having spanned across the globe several times through many countries like USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, West Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, Turkey, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Mauritius, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, etc. His travels have inspired him to replicate the goodness of many countries to his motherland— India, and if given the opportunity to serve his community and nation at large—he shall keep doing so, keeping in mind the motto—”Service Above Self”.

He is happily married to Rotarian Rukhshana, a chocolatier. Eldest Son Shazad & Daughter-in-Law are Graduate and post graduate in Management and involved in family business. Middle Son -Shahrukh is a Graphic Desiger. Youngest Son —Shahvir is in the final year of Senior Secondary School at The Good Shepard International School at Ooty.