Monthly Archives: January 2015

Meeting with Mr Arun Jaitley

Asha Student Ambassador Usha and I were honoured to meet the Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, Mr Arun Jaitley on Saturday, 17 January. I introduced him to the work of Asha, particularly the Financial Inclusion and Higher Education programmes, and how they have impacted thousands of individuals over the years. Usha also explained her background and achievements, and said that she represented thousands of Asha students with similar backgrounds as she stood before him. She presented him with a gift on behalf of all the students that was graciously accepted by him.

We also invited him to be the Chief Guest at Asha’s Celebration of Learning 2015, to which he agreed. Mr Jaitley promised all help and support, and it was decided that the function would be held in either March or April 2015. His office would soon be in touch with a proposed date.

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A Meeting with Mr LK Advani

Along with an Asha student Usha, I had the joy of meeting one of the tallest leaders of the ruling party, BJP, Mr LK Advani this morning. Usha and I conveyed him New Year greetings on behalf of the entire Asha family. One of India’s greatest and most highly respected statesmen, Mr Advani has been an elected Member of Parliament for the past six decades. He is a prolific writer and blogger, putting down his thoughts with great lucidity and clarity on a vast variety of subjects. He has been a loyal supporter of Asha for the past 12 years, and is a constant source of encouragement to us all.

Meeting with LK Advani

Thank you Sir for making the time to see us and for the presentation of a signed copy of your book ‘My Take’ to Usha. We are eagerly looking forward to your presence at an Asha event in March.

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