IPDG - Rtn. RVN Kannan

DG 3000 Rtn. RVN Kannan - DG : RI District 3000 : 2017-18

Rtn. RVN.Kannan,
Governor 2018-19,
Rotary International District 3000

Rotary Club of Madurai Downtown, Tamilnadu, India.

Rtn.RVN.Kannan, is a Law Graduate from the Madurai Law College. He was born on 9th June 1969 in a well known family from Ramnad District who were involved in the Business of Transport and Agriculture.

He is the Managing Director of Madurai Radha Travels, which is a Private Limited Company. His family has been in the forefront or Transportation Business for more than Three Decades based at Madurai. What started as a small transport venture, is today a complete business entity which includes operation of Luxury Buses, Sleeper Coaches, Volvo Buses, Goods Transports and Corporate Transport Assignments. He is one of the Major Travels Company in Tamilnadu, which is poised for a greater growth in the coming years.

RVN.Kannan’s career in Rotary started in the year 1993-94, during which he joined the Rotary Club of Madurai Down Town as a Member. From then onwards, he has been steadily climbing the ladder of Rotary Leadership by taking up many Club Level and District Level Assignments for which he has done justice to in an admirable fashion. He was the Club Secretary in the Year 1999- 2000; Club President in the Centennial Year 2004-2005; and has held all Positions in the Club so far, which still continues.

He has had the privilege of serving the Rotary District 3000 as District Level Officer in various capacities. RVN.Kannan has taken every position in Rotary so far with Dignity and dedicated himself to the task that was entrusted to him.

His District Assignments include

  • 2014-2015 Director, Youth Service
  • 2014-2015 Chairman, AGTS
  • 2013-2014 Chairman, District Awards Committee
  • 2012-2013 Chairman, 1 M Project
  • 2011-2012 Chairman, DTTS
  • 2009-2010 Secretary, District Conference
  • 2008-2009 Assistant District Trainer
  • 2007-2008 Assistant Governor
  • 2006-2007 GSE Team Leader
  • 2006-2007 District Secretary
  • 2004-2005 Chairman, Polio Workshop
  • 2002-2003 Chairman, Water Management Seminar
  • 2001-2002 Member, Vocational Service
His soft spoken nature with a positive attitude has always brings him more friends in Rotary, everywhere he goes for which he also has been recognized in Rotary with the Following Credentials:
  • He Won 12 District during the Year 2004-2005 inclusive of Best President and Best Club Etc
  • Appreciation and Recognition as the District General Secretary during the year 2006-2007
  • Best Assistant Governor during the year 2007-2008
  • Rotary International New Member Sponsor Recognition – Blue

Fondly known as Kannan, he is a very friendly character with his trade mark smile at all occasions. He is a compassionate individual, who not only exhibits high ethical values in life, but also rigorously practices it with ease. He is easily approachable and ever ready to extend his support for a common cause.

Kannan has been involved in Social Life from a very young age. He has been involved in Social Service activities as a Student of Law College and then went on to become a Jaycees Member, which took him to the Regional Scenario as a Young Leader. Today he is associated with many Educational Institutions and Cultural Organizations. He also is actively participating in all Business Associations like the TN.Chamber of Commerce and many others. He is a philanthropist who contributes to Community Development and Cultural Programs.

On the Professional arena too he has won wide acclaim for his outstanding work. He was awarded the "Best Logistics Operator Award by Ashok Leyland Ltd", "Excellence Award for Logistics Operation by TAFE" and "Best Logistics Award for Logistics by TVS"

Kannan is a married to Mrs. Sarala Kannan, who is an Engineering Graduate. She assists him in his business operations apart from being a caring housewife. His Wife Sarala a Rotarian of Madurai Down Town, has also played a very active part in the Rotary District Administration. His Son Virbranarayanan is doing his Engineering at Amrita, Coimbatore and his Daughter Harini is in her Schooling at Lakshmi School, Madurai.

Kannan is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. And his family contributes much to the cause of Rotary in terms of Financial Contribution and Human Effort. So far his contribution to the TRF stands at 19,000 US Dollars.

He donates Blood regularly and organizes a Mega Blood Donation Camp through his Rotary Club every Year. A Very God Fearing Individual he is religious traveler as well. He likes to listen to Music and Read a when time permits. A Nature Lover and Wide Traveler, Kannan has travelled all over the World for Business, Rotary and Leisure Purpose. He likes to make new friends and promote the cause of ‘Humanity without Borders’.

He is an Energetic Individual with noble qualities and an aspiration to serve ‘The Rotary World’ to the fullest of his capacity and taking the concept of ‘Mankind as his Social Business’ as his Mantra in Life.