Bhubaneswar boy appointed int’l envoy for Brisbane
Bhubaneswar: Partha Narayan Mishra from Bhubaneswar has been appointed as an international ambassador for Brisbane, Australia.
Mishra was one of 40 Brisbane International Student Ambassadors appointed by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk for 2017 during a ceremony at City Hall in Brisbane on April 12.
The ambassadors were from 34 countries with nine countries represented for the first time. They were Belgium, Denmark, Kazakhstan, the Maldives, Mongolia, Paraguay, Slovenia, Solomon Islands and the United Arab Emirates.
“I am an ardent supporter of diversity, a perfectly average person who loves plotting graphs/charts, taking long walks and meeting new people,” said Mishra who is currently pursuing a PhD in geo-technical engineering at the School of Civil Engineering at University of Queensland (UQ).
“My experiences of Brisbane have been wonderful so far; with the weather quite like what we experience in India and there is also the craze for cricket, which is also similar – this place feels like a second home,” he added.
“Brisbane is so alive and has a lot to offer to international students with vibrant events around South Bank, street markets, koala and kangaroo experiences, heaps of friendly people and much more,” he said.