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.
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.