Australia Awards and the Australian High Commission in New Delhi organised a farewell event to celebrate and send off 12 Australia Awards scholarship recipients in Thimphu yesterday. 

Eight of the 12 recipients are civil servants, and four are from the private and corporate sectors. Around 15,000 Bhutanese have gone to Australia to pursue further studies.

The event was attended by Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Tim Watts, along with government officials.

The recipients will be leaving for Australia next year. They are going to South Australia,Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.