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Dr Kiran in Seattle

Dr Kiran has just returned from a successful trip to Seattle, USA. It was an extremely fruitful week comprising meetings with many new organisations and individuals interested in the work of Asha. Here are some photographs and updates from her time in Seattle.

Dr Kiran at an Asha event hosted by Prabita and Paul Pottorff at their home in Seattle

Dr Kiran at an Asha event hosted by Prabita and Paul Pottorff at their home in Seattle

Anoop Gupta, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft introduces Dr Kiran before her lecture

Dr Kiran also addressed Microsoft employees in Seattle. [In Picture: Anoop Gupta, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft introduces Dr Kiran]

Dr Kiran addressing Microsoft employees in Seattle

In her lecture at Microsoft, Dr Kiran talked about the work of Asha over the past 26 years and how it has found resonance across the globe. [Dr Kiran addressing Microsoft employees in Seattle.]

Rohit Patel, an ardent Asha Ambassador and chief organizer of Dr Kiran’s trip to the US in September 2014 addresses the gathering at Microsoft

Rohit Patel, an ardent Asha Ambassador and chief organiser of Dr Kiran’s trip also addressed the gathering at Microsoft

Dr Kiran hosted at the home of Tulika Dugar, Seattle

Dr Kiran hosted at the home of Tulika Dugar, Seattle

While in Seattle, Dr Kiran was also invited to address the annual gathering of TiE Seattle, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals. [In Picture Dr Kiran, addressin

She was also invited to address the annual gathering of TiE Seattle, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals. [In Picture: Dr Kiran, addressing the gathering]

Attendees listen with great attention as Dr Kiran narrates the Asha story at TiE

Attendees listen with great attention as Dr Kiran narrates the Asha story at TiE

KK Bhardwaj, and his wife Rajshree who were the chief Coordinator of Dr Kiran’s trip to Seattle also hosted an evening of music where Dr Kiran performed old songs of Lata Mangeshkar.

KK Bhardwaj and his wife Rajshree who were the chief coordinators of Dr Kiran’s trip to Seattle also hosted an evening of music where Dr Kiran performed old songs of Lata Mangeshkar. [In Picture: KK Bhardwaj (extreme right) and Rajshree (centre – in white) with other attendees of the musical evening]

Asha is immensely grateful to the friends in Seattle for extending their warm hospitality during Dr Kiran’s trip. Special thanks go out to Asha Ambassadors Rohit Patel and KK Bhardwaj for organising the trip.

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