Adam Gilchrist to serve as Australia's education ambassador India

Adam Gilchrist to serve as Australia s education ambassador India pardesi news 1459247696

Gilchrist will join Minister Pyne in New Delhi to help showcase the quality of Australian Education System.

Australia is all set to strengthen its bonds with India. In this move, Australian government has appointed former cricketer Adam Gilchrist as nation's inaugural ambassador in the field of education.

Christopher Pyne, Minister for Education and Training has made this announcement before attending the Annual Ministerial Dialogue and third Australia -India Education Council meeting in New Delhi on August 24.

"I am delighted to announce Adam Gilchrist as the first Australian -Indian Education Ambassador ", Pyne said.

"Adam will play an important part in supporting the growth in the strong bilateral education relationship between Australia and India, to help ensure that Australia continues to be seen as a high quality provider of education.

I see Adam's appointment as helping build on this, as he will help grow our already strong education partnership with India and raise Australia's profile and reputation.

The Indian people recognise Adam as one of cricket's greats and values he espouses both on and off the field -excellence and integrity are precisely those which Australia aligns its reputation for high-quality education, training and research ", Pyne added.

Gilchrist said he was excited and looks forward to what the challenges have in store for him.

'I am honoured to have been chosen to perform this important role in helping strengthen the educational ties between our two countries', Gilchrist said.

'Having spent so much of my cricketing career playing in India, I have gotten to understand the important bond Australia has with India. Being Australia's first education ambassador to India will give me the opportunity to put so much back into the relationship through the all-important focus on learning and training', he said.

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