In  the Virtual Zone 8 Rotary Conference shown recently,   Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehtar described   the moment he felt "defined" as a Rotarian. "Empathy", encapsulated by this year's theme, "Service Above Self" was what he got in touch with, leading him to galvanise a number of club projects such as funding Cardiac Surgeries for those who could not afford it; building literally thousands of toilets to impoverished communities; supporting literacy projects.... the list goes on.
Shekhar Mehtar highlighted the importance of  Engagement & Involvement, embracing core values of Diversity and equity, empowering girls and women as key goals for  current Rotarians.
He concluded his talk with, " we have the power to touch a life, hand, heart and soul." 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT SHEKHAR MEHTAR.  Member of the Calcutta-Mahanagar Rotary Club West Bengal INDIA.