Rtn. Vincent P. Raj
Son of an Army Officer, Vincent P Raj, was born and brought up in Bangalore Cant. did his schooling at St Aloysious, graduation at Govt. Science College and a PG diploma at St. Joseph's College of Commerce.
As an athlete and a sports enthusiast, he represented his School and College as a student. He has now channeled this interest into cycling, which sees him as a Founder member of IFCR Dist 3190 (International Fellowship of Cycling Rotarians). He was equally active
in youth and charity activities at his Parish.
Starting his career in a Poultry Organisation in 1975, he went on to set up his own enterprise in 1986 and made a name for himself as a poultry breeder
of repute. Year 2005 saw him move from this industry to Hospitality, establishing a string of pubs and restaurants. Currently, he plays a mentor role to these establishments which is now managed by his son. Apart from that, he is also into breeding Ostrich, the first of its kind in India.
Since the year 2002, as a member of Rotary, he has officiated as co-chair and chairman of Rotaract Committee, Fellowship committee, Vocational Service and Community Service. Donning the cap as Director of Youth Service and another time, as Director of Vocational Service, he led the club to win The Best Club Award in its category on both occasions.
What he likes most is organising Blood Donation Camp as often as possible and seeing youngsters donate blood copiously. He firmly believes, Rotary to be a perfect channel to give back to the society that has given him so much and made him what he is today.
He is married to Ann Vasundara Raj, a past President of IW. Their daughter, Vineesha, is a teacher at an International School and is married to Deva,
a Chemical Engineer & a budding Music Director. They have a daughter named Veda. Their son, Vinith an entrepreneur, is married to Roshni a senior editor at Routers and they have a son named Vivaan. Thus completing the three generations in his family.