Lion Aruna Abhey Oswal
Aruna Abhey Oswal from Gujrat, India, was elected to serve a two - year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 99th International Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan, June 24 through 28, 2016. A member of the Baroda Stadium Lions Club since 2014, and a Lion since 1989, she has held many offices within the association, including district governor, LCIF multiple district coordinator, multiple district LCIF chairperson, board appointee and LCIF steering committee member. In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards, including the Friend of Humanity Award, two Extension Awards, five International President’s Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association gives to its members. She is also a Humanitarian Partner and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. She has been honored with the “Life Time Acheievement Award” by the Mother Teresa International Committee and has received the Jain Ratna Award given by the Prime Minister of India. In addition to her Lions activities, Director Oswal is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the World Council of Religion for Peace, the Loomba Foundation and the World Jain Confederation. Director Oswal and her husband, Abhey, also a Lions and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have one daughter, two sons and six grand children.