Shukriti Sharma, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), has been invited by Australian High Commission to the launch event of New Colombo Plan.
The plan was launched by Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abott at University of Mumbai during his recent visit to India.
The New Colombo Plan is an initiative of the Australian government to make the Australian students aware about the Indo-Pacific region, including India, by studying and undertaking internships in these countries.
Sharma as Australia Awards Ambassador was the special invitee on the occasion. He is the recipient of prestigious Australian Leadership Award-2008 and has pursued his PhD in Veterinary Science at University of Melbourne.
On his return to India, Sharma was appointed Australian Awards Ambassador by Australian High Commissioner to India, HE Patrick Suckling, to promote Australian Awards in esteemed institutions of the country. Recently, a team comprising Colin Reynolds and Michael Sadlon, regional coordinators of Australia Awards for South Asia, had visited the GADVASU to focus on achievements of Sharma.
The purpose of the visit was to showcase the benefits of Australian Awards in the development of countries of Indo-Pacific region. SNS Randhawa, director of research, apprised them of various research schemes of the university.
Shukriti Sharma along with faculty members of department of veterinary extension accompanied Australia Awards team to various dairy farms of the state and held discussions regarding knowledge dissemination pattern adopted by the GADVASU. The team also visited the department of veterinary medicine.
They also made elaborative discussions with faculty members of the veterinary medicine department.