His Excellency Sir James Bevan hosts high tea for Asha volunteers

His Excellency Sir James Bevan hosts high tea for Asha volunteers

The British High Commissioner, HE Sir James Bevan KCMG, invited Asha’s volunteer team from the United Kingdom for a high tea at his residence on 27th October 2014. The event was organised to encourage all the teams, for their work with Asha and celebrate the engagement between India and the UK that is brought about by their work.

Dr Kiran wirh HE James Bevan

Dr Kiran with HE James Bevan

All the four teams, viz. Rainey Endowed School (Magherafelt), Wallace High School (Lisburn), St Stephen’s Church (Twickenham) and Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Primary School (Warwickshire), were delighted to be invited by Sir Bevan and many of them dressed up in traditional Indian attire to mark the evening. Also attending the event were some of Asha’s university students along with Dr Kiran and members of the Asha team.

Dr Kiran with members of the visiting teams

Dr Kiran with some members of the visiting teams

Sir Bevan spent time meeting the teams individually and welcomed them to Delhi. He also wished them a wonderful time, full of enriching experiences, as they worked with the slum communities in the city. “The lifestyle and culture are very different here, but once you spend enough time you will realise that the Indian culture is welcoming and the experience [of being here] worthwhile,” remarked Sir Bevan.

It was an immense privilege for both Asha and the visiting teams to be invited to Sir Bevan’s residence. Asha would like to thank Sir Bevan and the British High Commission for extending such warm hospitality.

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