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Hazar Imam to receive Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

H.H. The Aga Khan with Adrienne Clarkson former Governor General of Canada
Date: 
Thursday, 2016, September 22
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Toronto, 19 September 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on the evening of Wednesday, 21 September in Toronto. As part of the ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a speech that will be webcast live on TheIsmaili.org at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).
The awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship will culminate the 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2016 conference presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. The annual award recognises a leader whose life has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through their words, actions and results, a recipient will have encouraged thought and dialogue, approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes, and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.

On CBC Radio FM 99.1 Adrienne Clarkson said about H.H The Aga Khan that he is "the most remarkable human being who has worked in 30 different countries with 80,000 people working all around the world to help improve the lives of the most disadvantaged people through health, through education, through beauty, through architecture, through the redevelopment of cities, through the giving of parks, making a park out of the largest garbage dump in Cairo. This man has in his lifetime, in the last 60 years as Imam of the Ismaili people has been an extraordinary contributor to what we call "citizenship"


Speech

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

Adrienne Clarkson speaks at the Prize for Global Citizenship presentation 2016-09-21
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akdn.org

Tonight, this prize for Global Citizenship is recognizing and celebrating His Highness the Aga Khan, whose entire life demonstrates steadfast unchanging commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has founded and encouraged and nourished, he has become a light in much of the world’s conflicting darkness.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Acceptance of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

Hazar Imam speaking at Koerner Hall, Toronto 2016-09-21
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Dr. John Ralston Saul
Premier Kathleen Wynne
Madame Reid, First Lady of Iceland
Your Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Your Worship John Tory
Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

This is a deeply memorable moment for me. My warmest thanks go to Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship for this wonderful Award, and to all of you for sharing in this important moment in my life.

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

Adrienne Clarkson speaks at the Prize for Global Citizenship presentation 2016-09-21
Source: 
akdn.org

Tonight, this prize for Global Citizenship is recognizing and celebrating His Highness the Aga Khan, whose entire life demonstrates steadfast unchanging commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has founded and encouraged and nourished, he has become a light in much of the world’s conflicting darkness.

Interview

Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Rt.Hon Adrienne Clarkson at the Global Citizenship Award 2016-09-21

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video

Discussion between Madame Adrienne Clarke (A.C.) and His Highness the Aga Khan (Aga Khan) at Koerner Hall following the presentation of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on September 21st 2016
Toronto, Canada

Press Release

Media Advisory - Winner of Inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship Announced 2016-09-20

Hazar Imam showing former Governor General Adrienne Ckarkson the model of the new Ismaili Centre in Toronto

MEDIA ADVISORY
Attention: Global leader honoured for lifetime commitment to ideals of belonging and inclusion
At 7:30 pm on September 21, 2016 at Koerner Hall in Toronto the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship will be awarded at the marquee event of 6 Degrees — the new public initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

The prize will be given annually to an individual who has, through thought and dialogue, encouraged approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes, and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.

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Source: 
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