Celebrating 25 years of Transformation: A Thank You
The final event of Asha’s anniversary festivities was a thank-you dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which generously provided the venue for this evening. This event gave us an opportunity to express our gratitude for the many different ways that people have contributed to Asha’s success over the past 25 years.
Above: Dr. Kiran Martin welcomes Hon’ble Alex Chernov AC QV, Governor of Victoria, Australia
Chief Guest Hon. Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria, Australia, joined Dr. Martin in presenting tokens of gratitude to a number of distinguished persons who joined us this evening and at other events during the week. We also had the privilege of welcoming HE Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner, HE Takeshi Yagi, Japanese Ambassador, and HE Feilim McLaughlin, Irish Ambassador, as special guests for the evening.
Above: Ian McInnes, CEO of TEAR Fund New Zealand, receives a token of thanks for the support his organisation has extended to Asha
Throughout the programme, Asha supporters, many of whom had traveled from abroad to attend the anniversary, were thanked for their role in Asha’s growth and development. Some of these guests spoke about how their involvement with Asha has impacted their own lives. Asha’s staff, board members, and the 25th anniversary organizing committee also received accolades for their hard work.
Above: Members of the Asha board with HE Feilim McLaughlin, Irish Ambassador
At the end of the ceremony, the Asha staff presented a memento of their appreciation to Founder and Director Dr. Kiran Martin for her visionary leadership over the past 25 years.
Above: Members of Asha team present a memento of appreciation to Dr. Kiran Martin
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a poolside dinner against the beautifully illuminated backdrop of the Hyatt. It was a happy conclusion to a busy but gratifying week of celebration and thanksgiving.
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