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Launch of message book ” An Alumni Perspective” to mark 15 years of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Australia

21 Nov 2017: The Australian Ambassador to Bhutan, Her Excellency Ms. Harinder Sidhu and Hon’ble Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji graced the launch of “An Alumni Perspective”, a message book dedicated to the people and the government of Australia to mark the 15 years of diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
The major developmental assistance from the Australian government has been in eduction sector wherein fully funded scholarships  are provided to Bhutanese people to study in Australia. It was in late 1960s when the first scholarship was provided to 5 high school boys to undertake their high school education in Wembley Downs, a coastal suburb in Perth. Since then, thousands of Bhutanese people have been awarded the prestigious Australia Awards and Endeavour Awards scholarships.
“An Alumni Perspective”, is a message book which captures the wonderful journey of some of the Australian Alumni, who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of Bhutan, with the scholarship aid from Australia.
BAAA, along with the Australia Awards Office in Bhutan, is honored to present this initiative, to mark the 15 wonderful years of diplomatic relationship with the government and people of Australia. We are thankful to everyone, who have assisted and contributed in the launch of this book.

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