Since the 1990s, Toastmasters International has experienced a steady growth in the number of clubs coming up in Asia.
Since 2007, the growth story in India has been exponential, with the first Toastmasters International district being the District 82 Toastmasters. After a further increase in participation from the northern, eastern and western parts of India, District 41 Toastmasters was born in 2011.
District 41 Toastmasters covers over 240 clubs in the northern and eastern states of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
In 2018-2019, Distric 41 became Smedley Distinguished District, the highest recognition earned by a district in toastmasters. More is yet to come for District 41.