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Dr Kiran meets Australian Foreign Minister Ms Julie Bishop

On 2nd September 2014, Asha’s Founder and Director, Dr Kiran Martin had the immense pleasure of meeting with the Australian Foreign Minister Ms Julie Bishop at the Australian Parliament. Ms Bishop fondly recalled her visit to Asha last year and paid tribute to the work of the organization expressing admiration for its achievements. She promised…
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Team from Australian World Orchestra visits an Asha slum

On 29th August, 2014, the Asha team was pleased to welcome Mr Harish Rao, Head-Asia Pacific, Sundaram Business Services and Member of Board of Directors of Australian Friends of Asha. Accompanying him were members of the Australian World Orchestra – Mr Alexander Briger (Artistic Director), Ms Gabrielle Thompson (CEO) and Mr Neil Thompson (Chairman). A…
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Australian Businessmen-Harish Rao visits Asha slum with his team

On Saturday, 6th October a group of 11 people led by Mr. Harish Rao, Head - Asia Pacific, Sundaram Business Services visited Asha. Mr. Rao takes a keen interest in Asha’s work and thus invited the group to visit one of the Asha slums while they were in the country. They visited, Dr Ambedkar Basti…
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Dr Kiran completes successful trip to Australia

2011: It was wonderful for Dr Martin to be able to spend time in Australia last month. It was a very fruitful visit and she met some very inspiring individuals and many new Asha supporters.

Luncheaon hosted by Governor Alex Chernov (12)

Hon Alex Chernov, Governor of Victoria and his wife Mrs Elizabeth Chernov hosted a luncheon at Government House, Melbourne in honour of Dr Kiran Martin.

Luncheaon hosted by Governor Alex Chernov (12)

Dr Martin with the Most Revd Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne and the Right Revd Philip Huggins, Bishop of the Northern and Western Region of the Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne. Dr Martin was the guest speaker at the Eucharist at the Opening of the Second Session of the 50th Synod, for the Diocese of Melbourne Anglican Church of Australia.

Release of Asha Monograph (3)

(L-R) Ms Prarthna Dayal, Prof Graham Brown, Dr Kiran Martin, Dr Peter Deutschmann and Dr Martha Morrow on the occasion of the publication of ‘Asha: Hope and Transformation in the Slums of Delhi’, a detailed research study about Asha’s model and methods in urban community development, a project undertaken with the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne and Australia India Institute.

We would like to thank the Australian Community for their warmth and hospitality during this visit. In particular we would like to thank the Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University and the Australian High Commission in Delhi for all the efforts they made in organising this trip.