The late PDGSashekalaPathmanathan was born in Ipoh, Perak. A happily married home maker, she was introduced to Lionism in 1998 by very close family friends. Drawn to the uniqueness of the ideals, principles and service in Lionism, she joined the Lions Club of Ayer Keroh as a Charter Member. Since then, she has moved forward taking every challenge in her stride.
An effective leader with the spirit of Lionism at heart, Lion Sashekala has served in various positions in her Club and was an excellent president in the fiscal year 2002-2003. Her active participation in projects did not go unnoticed. In 2003, she was appointed into the District Cabinet as Zone Chairperson. Her exemplary leadership style captured the attention of many District Governors, which resulted in her appointment to various positions in the District Cabinet. She has been Zone Chairperson, Region Chairperson, District Chairperson and Cabinet Secretary. She also served as centennial District Governor for District 308 B1 in year 2016-2017.
Besides her dedication to the humanitarian cause, she is also a staunch advocate of leadership as well as youth development. Her passion for youth development is evident in her continuous involvement with the Leos and youth activities of the District and International. Her passion to develop the youth has led her to be appointed the District Chairperson for Leo Clubs five (5) times, Multiple District Chairperson for Leo Clubs for once and followed by the appointment of Leo Club Advisory Panelist for Orient and Southeast Asia in 2018-2020.
In line with her dedication, commitment and passion to serve and lead, late PDGSashekala has received numerous awards. She has been twice awarded the International President’s Leadership Award, once in 2005 and another in 2008 and once awarded International President’s Award in 2019.
Inspired by Albert Pine who said, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal”, she never hesitates to offer her assistance and guidance whenever and wherever needed. A warm, friendly, approachable, and enthusiastic Lion, her devotion to Lionism and dedication to service through Lionism has brought her to where she is today.
PID Dato Dr. Naga