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DG Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

District Governor - (2023-2024)

Rajendra Prasad Dhoju is the District Governor for Rota Year (RY) 2023-24. He is a resident of Butwal and holds a Bachelorís of Commerce from Tribhuvan University. He is a renowned businessman with his investments in varied businesses at Rupandehi and Kathmandu ranging from textiles, educational institutions, finance companies, and media houses. He is the Proprietor at Shree Sapana Saree Center, Butwal, and Shree Sapana Creation, Indra Chowk, Kathmandu. He promoted several educational institutions in Butwal; viz. Chairman of Deep Boarding High School, Butwal, Rupandehi; Siddhartha Memorials Academy, Ramapur Rupandehi and Siddhipur Horizon Secondary School, Kapilvastu.

Apart from owning numerous businesses, he is a leading figure through his social involvement. He is a Past Secretary at the Butwal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Butwal, Founder Vice President, at Rupandehi Chamber Of Commerce, Founder Chairman, Amarpath Tole Bikash Committee, Life Member, Butwal Hill Park Council, Rupandehi, Promoter, Radio Rupandehi, 102MHZ, Siddharthanagar, Promoter, Radio Lumbini, 96.8MHZ, Manigram, Rupandehi, Promoter, Gautam Buddha Community Health Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Promoter, Gautam Buddha Social Organization, Secretary, Saurya Kiran Upabhokta Samiti Butwal, and Chairman Of Radha Madhav Samiti Nepal.

Dhoju holds the experience of almost three decades of service to Rotary Fraternity since 1993. A Charter Member at Rotary Club of Butwal, his gradual rise to the leadership position began from RY 2011/12 when he became the Club President. Rotary District appreciated his leadership as he had two major accolades, i.e., Outstanding President and Outstanding Club. Apart from these awards, his efforts have been continuously acknowledged in every Rotary District Awards over the years.

He has served as a District Rotaract Sub Committee and District Club Extension Sub Committee member in R.Y. 2011-12. In addition, he was Co-chair at District Club Extension and Consolidation Committee in R.Y. 2013/2014, and he has also served as Assistant Governor of Zone 17 in R.Y. 2013/14. He was the District Governor's Special Representative for the Rotary Club Of Kapilvastu Midtown and the Rotary Club Of Nawalpur, Kawasoti. He has attended Rotary District Conferences and other district events since the very onset of his Rotary journey in 1993. He also attended Rotary International Conventions in different Rotary Years.

He is a Major Donor (Level II), and he was elected as the District Governor Nominee Designated in the Rotary District Conference 2020/21 held at Kathmandu. He is continuously getting involved in various District and International Rotary events to prepare himself and his upcoming team to lead District 3292 successfully in the year 2023-2024 and take District 3292 to a new height.

He is happily married to Samira Shrestha Dhoju, Major Donor, and is blessed with three children viz. daughter (Rashi) and two sons (Abhishek and Ayush).

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Dear fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors

First of all, I would like to congratulate to all Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interacters for the Rotary Year 2023-24 and would like to offer my best wishes to all the leaders and members of clubs for a successful tenure. We have just successfully completed Rotary Year 2022-2023.

Rotary International, our District 3292 and all Rotary Clubs have done our best to the communities by providing humanitarian services.

I feel immense pleasure for getting the opportunity to express my views and happiness through this district directory of RY 2023-2024. This directory is one of the important documents and covers the rotary information. I hope this directory will definitely give more information about the team members to make strong coordination and communication among those Rotarians who are dedicated to make better world.

Rotary International President of RY 2023-2024, R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world’s attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations. McInally, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.

We must understand that we, Rotarians, engage ourselves in service projects for the needy communities and we can change the lives of those who are suffering. Rotary leadership,despite the fact that lasts only for one year, can be life changing if we can use the potential of our team and members of the club. Friends let us work together for better humanitarian services.

The theme of District 3292 for Rota Year 2023-24 is Light of Hope. I hope all clubs of District 3292 will do all efforts to achieve the objectives of presidential theme and district theme.

Yours in Rotary,

Rajendra Prasad Dhoju
District Governor, RY 2023-2024

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,

It is with profound pleasure that I embark on this journey alongside all of you, engaging in a multitude of service projects that hold the promise of fostering meaningful impact within our communities. As we navigate through a series of President's installation programs across our district's various clubs, I have had the privilege of connecting with each of you personally, sharing our collective visions and aspirations. August has been designated as the month dedicated to 'Membership Growth and New Club Development' in Rotary. I am thrilled to announce that our Rotary family has expanded by over 130 new members.

The dedication you have shown to your clubs and the broader Rotary community is truly commendable. In these testing times, observing the retention of current members and the addition of new ones is a source of great admiration. However, it is incumbent upon us to not only bring them into the fold but also to engage them in purposeful projects, foster a welcoming environment, and provide continuous encouragement for the growth of our organization. I implore all club leaders and fellow Rotarians to foster a positive atmosphere that nurtures joyful connections with every member. In order to reiterate, our district has set forth ambitious objectives: retaining 98% of our current membership, achieving a 10% increase in membership, and ensuring that 20% of new members are women and formation of at least 5 new Clubs.

I am confident that the collaborative efforts of all club leaders will steer us towards the attainment of these district goals. In the month of August, we were privileged to host an enlightening Membership and Public Image Seminar, which saw the participation of over 250 attendees. The event proved to be a platform for learning, sharing, and forging valuable connections. My heartfelt gratitude extends to our esteemed Chief Guest and Rotary International Director 2023-25, Aniruddha Roy Choudhary, Rotary Coordinator Sharat Chandra and Rotary Public Image Coordinator Sandeep Narang as well as all distinguished guests who graced us with their time and invaluable insights.

Lastly, let us remain aligned with the wisdom of our RI President's counsel: through our combined efforts, we shall kindle positive aspirations within our communities, nurturing the mental well-being of us all. Let us create and light up the hope for all whom we serve.

Yours in Rotary,

Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

District Governor 2023-24

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,

I am truly privileged to witness the remarkable dedication and activity among Rotarians across our district. The positive energy, aspirations, and initiatives I’ve seen in clubs, members, and district teams have been nothing short of inspiring. September, dedicated to ‘Basic Education and Literacy Month’ in Rotary, has seen a series of marvelous events and activities. Recognizing that the future of our children hinges on the quality of education they receive, as well as the nurturing environment and the dedication of teachers in the classroom, we, as Rotarians, stand ready to contribute with utmost dedication.

The Rotary Nepal Literacy Mission (RNLM), under the leadership of PDG Tirtha Man Sakya, achieved a significant milestone on the 8th September by organizing an important seminar. This initiative is poised to be a game-changer in our commitment to literacy and the pursuit of better education. As Rotarians, we champion programs like TEACH, Back to School, and WASH in School, which directly impact the creation of healthy and conducive learning environments. To realize the objectives of RNLM, we have outlined seven Action Plans. I implore all club leaders to align their efforts with these common objectives, allowing us to combine our strengths for even greater achievements.

Throughout September, we also witnessed significant events such as Vibrant Club Workshops, the NCRS Walkathon for Cancer Awareness, Inter City Meetings (ICMs), Rota Quiz Events, Mental Health Programs and the Peace Conference, among many others at both district and club levels. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to everyone for their dedication in upholding the Rotary spirit and making our district take a leap towards Creating Hope in the World with new Light of Hope. As we approach the festive season, let us remember that we are not only members of Rotary, but true humanitarians always ready to serve for the communit in need. Let us extend the warmth and joy not only within our own families but also to those who are in desperate need.

I humbly request each of you to look around and bring a glimmer of happiness to every hungry eyes through whatever means you can. May we all celebrate Dashain and the upcoming festivals with hearts full of happiness and joy with our family and Rotarians.

Yours in Rotary,

Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

District Governor RY 2023-24

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,

It is with immense gratitude that I acknowledge the unwavering enthusiasm and support pouring in from every corner of our district. Amidst the festival time, it is appreciable to witness the impactful initiatives undertaken by the leaders within Rotary. Throughout October, designated as ‘Community and Economic Development Month’ in Rotary, we continued to share invaluable values, skills, and knowledge. Four Inter-City meetings have already transpired, providing us with the opportunity to delve into crucial thematic areas such as Building Sustainable Projects and Finding Resources, Water for All, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Promoting Sustainable Management. The battle against Polio remains a flagship movement for Rotary.

While we have made significant achievement, the fight is not yet over, as new cases continue to emerge. Our district is actively engaged in awareness campaigns and providing vital support to government efforts. World Polio Day on October 24 was marked with various events, including a notable 21.1km marathon in Region 5. Ethical conduct in every profession, business, and community is fundamental in fostering a healthy and secure environment for all. As Rotarians, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, exemplified by our adherence to the 4-Way Test. The celebration of ‘Global Ethics Day’ and the Ethics Symposium in Nepal promises to amplify awareness not only within the Rotary community but also among non-Rotary circles. It is my hope that these events will inspire our youth, igniting a passion for ethical advocacy and thereby paving the way for a brighter future.

As we march into November, designated as ‘Rotary Foundation Month,’ we are set with an ambitious TRF goal: to meet an annual target of USD 500,000 in RY 2023-24, along with a USD 25,000 contribution towards End Polio and a commitment of 30% of the total contribution to the Annual Fund. Achieving these goals is a collective endeavor, and I implore each one of you to contribute towards realizing our district’s vision for this year. As the festive spirit continues to illuminate Nepal, I extend warm wishes for a healthy and prosperous Tihar, Nepal Sambat 1144, and Chhath Parwa.

Yours in Rotary,

Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,

As the festive season draws to a close, I find immense joy and gratitude in reconnecting with the the vibrant spirit of service that defines our district. The ongoing District Governor’s Visit, journeying from East to West, has been truly inspiring. I am deeply moved by the dedication of Rotarians in spearheading remarkable projects that not only uplift our communities but also adhere to the ethical standards and guidelines fundamental to Rotary’s ethos.

My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the club officials and members I have had the pleasure of meeting thus far. November is the month of celebration and honoring the invaluable contributions made to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). Your unwavering support has been instrumental in driving our humanitarian endeavors, allowing us to extend our reach and make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. The recent successful TRF Seminar and Recognition Program held on November 25, 2023 in Kathmandu aimed to highlight the significance of TRF, fostering encouragement for increased contributions and ensuring the sustainability of Rotary’s mission.

I humbly urge all Rotary Clubs and their leadership to align with the TRF Goals of our district and work collaboratively to achieve them within the stipulated timelines. Together, as a unified team, we can overcome any challenge and achieve the seemingly impossible. Unfortunately, we have faced the sad news of a devastating earthquake (November 3, 2023 and aftershocks on various dates) in Jajarkot and Western Rukum, resulting in tragic loss of lives and properties and rendering numerous individuals homeless in this harsh weather. As a responsible organization, we immediately responded to support the affected individuals. At the behest of RID 3292, numerous clubs and fellow Rotarians came forward, providing both financial and physical support. However, the need for ongoing support remains critical, and I earnestly urge everyone to extend whatever assistance is possible. Your contributions can make a significant impact and help provide vital support to those affected by this calamity.

We are reaching out to local government authorities in coordination with the local Rotary representatives to offer life-saving aid in the affected regions. We are aiming for longer term reconstruction work and build a Rotary Village in the affected community.

Wishing each and every one of you a Merry Christmas filled with joy, love, and the spirit of giving.

Yours in Rotary,

Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

District Governor 2023-24

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors, 

As the winter season brings its chilly embrace, Rotary’s warmth shines through in our collective efforts to bring comfort to those in need within our community. I am deeply grateful for the proactive initiatives taken by our fellow Rotarians, fueling the flame of Hope across the globe. 

As December draws to a close, so does the conclusion of more than 50% of the District Governor’s visits to clubs across all regions. We will continue it from January 2024 onwards. Witnessing the impactful projects and other activities undertaken by each club throughout the district has been praiseworthy. Your contributions not only support to uplift communities but also significantly aid in achieving The Rotary Foundation’s goals. Every effort you make adds to the collective pursuit of our district’s broader objectives, positively impacting lives worldwide. 

December month holds significant importance in Rotary, spotlighting ‘Disease Prevention and Treatment Month’. While Rotary is renowned for its global campaign against polio, our journey towards its complete eradication is ongoing. Moreover, our focus extends to enhancing mental health support, echoing the call from our RI President Gordon R. McInally. In our district, I’ve personally witnessed numerous initiatives and programs by our clubs, addressing mental health concerns across various strata of society.

Preparations are underway for the upcoming leadership roles, poised to guide Rotary Year 2024-25 with unwavering enthusiasm and vigor. I trust that most clubs have elected their new leadership and announced their board members. District training events are also being scheduled soon, and I encourage everyone to collaborate closely with the new leadership to fortify your club and consequently bolster district leadership.

I anticipate maximum participation in the District Conference of this year scheduled for March 15-17, 20243, in Butwal. I earnestly urge those yet to register to join us in this celebration, learning, and fostering camaraderie amongst fellow Rotarians. 

January signifies a dedicated focus on Vocational Service, and I have faith that club leaderships are actively strategizing and organizing projects aimed at supporting the underprivileged within our communities. 

As we step into the brand-new year of 2024, let it mark a fresh start, brimming with hope to inspire the world toward peace, prosperity, and joy. Wishing you all a joyous and fulfilling New Year resolutions and impactful services ahead. Cheers! 

Yours in Rotary, 

Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju 

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,

Stepping into 2024, I am optimistic about witnessing new hope, energy, and aspirations that will propel positive change in our society. I am deeply moved by the unwavering support and proactive initiatives taken by all the Rotary clubs in our district, a true testament to the spirit of ‘Service above Self’.

January, often considered the coldest month of the year, witnessed a plenty of community service projects. From distributing warm clothes to preserving cultural heritage, conducting ICT training programs to organizing blood donations and vocational training programs, our collective efforts stood strong, creating hope in the world.

As we observed January as Vocational Training month, Rotary emphasized the empowerment of youth by equipping them with skill-based training for the future job market. I am confident that club leaders across our district are contributing significantly to their communities, providing valuable skill sets and supporting needy families in achieving financial independence.

Our district, Rotary International District 3292, is witnessing the emergence of new leadership. The recent Train the Trainers (TOT) session, led by DGE Rtn. Rajendra Sherchan, marks a significant milestone in preparing the upcoming leadership team for the new generations. I am also delighted to announce the nomination of Rtn. Vishnu Karki as DGND 2026-27 for RID 3292. Congratulations to him, and I wish him immense success in this role.

As we prepare diligently for the 16th District Conference of Rotary International District 3292 in the picturesque city of Butwal, I urge everyone to allocate time for this annual event, come together, and celebrate fellowship. With an expected participation of more than 2,000 individuals, let us collectively contribute to making this event a resounding success.

Reflecting on the global scenario, RI President McInally has emphasized the importance of world peace this month. As we enter February, dedicated to celebrating Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, I encourage everyone to contribute to the maximum extent possible to uphold our motto in our societies. Together, let us strive for a more peaceful and harmonious world.

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,

It’s another overwhelming month in Rotary that I am overwhelmed to see so many impactful projects, our club leaders and members have accomplished.

A special congratulations to our Rotaractors for their outstanding organization of the District Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, which saw over 1,000 participants. This momentous occasion marks a significant milestone for us all, and I applaud the enthusiasm demonstrated by all Rotaract leaders. Best wishes to the incoming leaders as well.

February has been dedicated to Peace Building and Prevention of Conflict in Rotary, aligning with our year-long commitment to supporting mental health, fostering social harmony, and promoting justice and supporting environment. Rotary’s efforts are instrumental in promoting lasting peace worldwide.

We also organized a review meeting of Assistant Governors, President and Secretaries on February 16th in Pokhara, where we discussed on learnings and achievements, challenges faced and way ahead for improvement. We organized a week-long programme at various regions of our district to celebrate Rotary day. Pokhara Marathon organized on Feb 17th in Pokhara with Past Sports Persons Forum gave another mileage to our district. February 23rd as the Rotary Day was celebrated in Patan Museum and Lumbini as well with felicitation of our senior Rotarians and with lightening of 119 lamps.

As we approach the 16th District Conference of Rotary International District 3292, Nepal-Bhutan, taking place at the Butwal International Convention Center from March 15th to 17th, 2024, I urge every Rotarian to register and actively participate in this significant event. It presents a valuable opportunity to share Rotary knowledge, celebrate our successes, and prepare for the future.

TRF Symposium is going to be held on March 6th in Kathmandu, where Rotary International President Barry Rassin, Trustee Chair and many other international delegates will grace the event as Chief Guest.

Furthermore, as we enter March, designated as ‘Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month’, Rotary International’s collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) underscores our commitment to a cleaner, greener future, starting with initiatives to clean riverbeds and safeguard water sources and ensure safe water and sanitation services. Let us unite in this endeavor.

Yours in Rotary,
Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

 

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all participants of the 16th District Conference held in Butwal, Lumbini. Your generous support in the birthplace of Lord Buddha was truly overwhelming make the event gracious. And, I cannot thank enough to the Counsel of Governors, Sponsors, Exhibitors and volunteers for their invaluable support.

Our theme for this year's District Conference, ‘Abhilasha,’ aimed to create hope within our community. Despite the challenges we face in our personal lives, businesses, and professions, your unwavering commitment to serving others demonstrates the spirit of Rotary’s motto, ‘Service Above Self.’

 

I am grateful for the presence and support of our Chief Guest, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Raghubir Mahaseth, who acknowledged the significant contributions of Rotarians to community service.

 

A special appreciation goes to Rotary International President Representative (RIPR) Dennis Shore and his spouse Lynda for their invaluable support in making this event a grand success and showcasing our district to the world. I truly appreciate his simplicity, guidance and generosity to promote the message of RI President Gordon R McInally.

 

I commend the efforts of 16th District Conference Chair Azaj Alam, his team and the District team for flawlessly organizing this event and extending commendable hospitality to over 1,700 participants in Butwal.

 

I am inspired by the numerous club activities aimed at supporting communities and enhancing Rotary’s image through various initiatives such as tournaments, marathons, and cyclothons. Kudos to all club leaders across the district for their dedication and hard work.

 

March marks Rotary’s dedicated focus on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). Despite Nepal's abundant freshwater resources, many communities still lack access to clean drinking water and safely manage sanitation initiatives. Let us seize this opportunity to make a meaningful impact through Rotary’s WASH mission.

 

I am pleased to witness the diligent preparations of my successor, DGE Rtn. Rajendra Man Sherchan, and his team for the upcoming President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Chitwan. I wish them success and encourage everyone to collaborate in furthering Rotary’s mission.

 

In closing, I extend warm wishes for a happy New Year 2081, filled with peace and prosperity.

 

Yours in Rotary,
Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,

I am delighted to share the remarkable accomplishments of Rotary clubs throughout our district. Your dedication and generosity have brought hope to communities near and far. I commend each of you for the time, effort, and resources you have invested in these meaningful endeavors.

I extend my heartfelt congratulations to DGE Rajendra Man Sherchan and his team for the successful organization of the Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Chitwan. I am confident that under their capable leadership, Rotary’s impact will continue to flourish. To all club presidents, your active participation in preparing for the Rotary Year 2024-25 in Rotary International District 3292, Nepal-Bhutan, is truly commendable.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) 2024 was yet another triumph, with over 75 young participants. I firmly believe that our investment in these young talents will shape the future leaders of our nation, and I am proud of our contribution towards their development.

As April marks 'Environmental Month' in Rotary, numerous club activities have been dedicated to preserving our environment and ensuring its sustainability. Despite our district’s goal of planting 100,000 trees in Rotary 2023-24 being on track to be achieved by June, it is disheartening to witness the devastation caused by over 1,000 wildfires, endangering the lives of countless wildlife. As true Rotarians, it is imperative that we play a pivotal role in controlling and preventing such disasters.

Approaching May, designated as ‘Youth Service Month’, let us focus on planning club activities that promote youth leadership, instill positive values, and prepare our youth to become a capable workforce serving our country.

Furthermore, as we look forward to the Rotary International Convention in Singapore, I urge maximum participation from our district. Let us seize this opportunity to immerse ourselves in the spirit of Rotary, connect with global leaders, exchange ideas and cultural perspectives, and forge international connections.

Yours in Rotary,
Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the club leaders across the district for your unwavering support and relentless efforts in accomplishing various service projects that have significantly benefited our community. Your dedication to service above self is truly commendable. The RI District 3292 team is always ready to support you whenever and wherever needed.

As we near the end of the Rotary Year 2023-24, we prepare to hand over our responsibilities to our incoming capable leader DGE Rajendra Man Sherchan and his team. I trust that all club leaders have also prepared their successors to enhance our clubs to a newer height. This transition represents a relay of power, process, and responsibility to lead our teams. Together, we build a promising voice for Rotary worldwide.

I and my district team have made every effort to visit each club in our District and have been deeply inspired by the work you all have accomplished. I hope you have taken note of the feedback and suggestions provided during my DG visits. I encourage you to participate in district events to gain more insights into Rotary’s actions both within our District and internationally. To prepare your new teams, the Club Officials Training Seminar (COTS) is essential, and I am pleased to see many have already conducted it. For those who haven't, please do so soon before the next year begins.

Many Global Grants (GG) and the District Grants (DG) have been already approved and are in the process of execution. I humbly request all successful grant applicants to meet the necessary criteria and coordinate with the District for the required processes. The District Award and Recognition Program as well as Journo award is scheduled for June 29, 2024 and I urge all club leaders to actively participate by submitting your applications. Also, RI Presidential Citation and Governors Citation are to be fulfilled by all clubs.

The Rotary International Convention 2024 in Singapore has just been concluded, marking our district’s largest participation yet with over 70 attendees. I appreciate your enthusiasm for expanding your knowledge, fellowship, and networking with Rotarians globally as well as learning and sharing. The next RI Convention is scheduled for June 2025 in Calgary, Canada, and I encourage you to start registering now.

The month of May, as Youth Service Month in Rotary, witnesses various projects empowering youth, and I trust you have ample plans and programs to foster fellowship in June.

 

Yours in Rotary,

Rtn. Rajendra Prasad Dhoju

 

Council of District Governors