Monthly Archives: September 2014

Thank you Ms Julie Bishop for welcoming me to the Parliament Buildings in Canberra

I had the great joy of meeting the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Australia, Ms Julie Bishop on 2nd September, 2014.

She remembered her visit to Asha earlier in the year with much fondness and was filled with admiration for the work and for what the students had achieved. She was delighted, when I presented her with a group photo of herself with a group of Asha university students and gave it pride of place on her photo wall right next to a picture of herself and Barack Obama.

Ms Julie Bishop

She promised continued help and support for Asha as well as for Friends of Asha Australia in the times to come. She also promised to wear the stole that I draped around her, especially at Indian events. She is a lovely human being filled with warmth and kindness.




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A lovely interaction with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK

It was a matter of great joy and delight for me to meet Mr Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK on Monday 25 August 2014.

My team and I welcomed him to an Asha slum community called Kanak Durga colony. What a wonderful engagement we had!

The atmosphere was charged with energy and enthusiasm and he showed great interest in the work of Asha.

Mr Edward Davey

Here is a short clip of the minister’s comment from his visit:

He played a lot of cricket with some of our university students, hit a few sixes and finally got bowled.

Thank you Minister Davey for visiting us!

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