Udaipur born Chartered Accountant, Rajesh Chaplot was conferred the highest civilian honour by the Uganda government this week.
Rajesh was presented with the Golden Jubilee Medal - Civilians, the highest civilian award of Uganda and this award was presented by the President of Uganda, Zoweri Museveni at a ceremony in Kampala.
Earlier in 2019, Rajesh became the first Udaipur born Non Resident Indian to be awarded the Prawasi Bhartiya Samman Award (PBSA) by the President of India.
A student of the 1982 batch from Udaipur's St Pauls School, Rajesh Chaplot completed his CA professional qualifcation and proceeded to Africa, first to Congo and then to Uganda.. As CEO of Graphic Systems (U) Ltd, he steered the company to its current position as the best printing and packaging company in East Africa. His accomplishments include spearheading the first Diwali celebration in the state house in 1992 in the presence of the President of Uganda, setting up an indian content magazine titled Indi Vision, promoting Indian news, business and culture in Uganda and then forming the Indian business forum in Uganda to raise concerns of Indian businessmen in Uganda, with the Ugandan government.
The Golden Jubilee Medal was bestowed upon him for his excellence in the field of business and commerce, social services and for fostering the evolution of better ties between India and Uganda.
Rajesh is the son of late Sampat Lal Chaplot and Shyama Devi Chaplot. He has three brothers, two of whom are in Udaipur while the third resides in the United States. His immediate family includes his wife Pratibha and two daughters, Kriti and Savi, who work in London and Dubai respectively.