Dr Kiran and Asha honoured by the Australian Government
We are glad to announce that on Wednesday, May 25 Asha Society and Australian Friends of Asha (AFOA) were deeply honoured to attend a reception in Canberra hosted by Mr Peter Varghese AO, Secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and former Australian High Commissioner to India. The guests of honour for the evening were the Governor General of Australia, His Excellency the Hon’ble Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC and Lady Cosgrove. Dr Kiran spoke about Asha’s work and proudly introduced Asha student Usha, who described how Asha supported her through school, university and journalism school.
Long term Asha supporter Mr Peter Varghese was one of the four former High Commissioners in attendance, along with many other distinguished guests including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon’ble Tony Smith MP. The AFOA Board was represented by Caroline Chernov, Richard Leder, Liz Peak and Harish Rao.
Here are a few glimpses from the event…