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Aga Khan Trust launches website to track cultural threats in Afghanistan 2021-09-24

The fortress in Grishk was almost demolished last week. Photo: Special Collections, Harvard University Fine Arts Library
Source: 
thenationalnews.com Arts & Culture

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Afghanistan has launched an information platform to track threats to cultural heritage in the country.

The Aga Khan Cultural Services' list will be hosted on major social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and will allow the group to log threats to sites of historical importance and bring them to international attention.

SPEECH AT H.R.H.PRINCE AGA KHAN'S BOYS'& GIRLS' SECONDARY & NURSERY SCHOOL 1960-08-27

Hazar Imam

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN
H.R.H.PRINCE AGA KHAN'S BOYS'& GIRLS' SECONDARY & NURSERY SCHOOL KHARADAR, KARACHI, PAKISTAN
August 27, 1960

(Speeches. Vol 2 pgs. 21-22)

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Il faut d'abord comprendre la genèse de ce qui se passe aujourd'hui. En fait, qu'y a-t-il à l'origine de tout cela ? Un cumul de frustrations, le sentiment d'avoir été abusé un très grand nombre de fois. Dans l'histoire chrétienne, dans l'histoire indienne, on trouverait une multitude de dérives similaires, o— les vrais responsables de la violence ne sont pas les religions, mais les rivalités politiques. Alors évitons de mêler le nom de l'islam à des conflits qui relèvent d'un autre ordre.

AKUH wins World Oral Health Day Award 2021-09-19

AKUH wins World Oral Health Day Award
Source: 
dentalnewspk.com Dental News

KARACHI: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, has recently won the 2021 World Oral Health Day (WOHD) Award for the 'Best Campaign by a Dental Practice or Clinic' under the theme titled "Be Proud of Your Mouth".

FDI World Dental Federation and the WOHD Task Team congratulated AKUH for their enthusiastic commitment to oral health in their community.

FRANCE: Saiydabad success highlights an Aga Khan double 2021-09-10

HH Aga Khan enjoyed a double with Saiydabad and Varkesha \ Healy Racing.
Source: 
theirishfield.ie/france The Irish Field

Saiydabad seemed to enjoy the return to a mile and two furlongs and Varkesha had a front-running success

The 3-year-old Aga Khan homebred was quick into stride on the turf to race in the second flight just behind the leaders

AKDN urges int’l community not to abandon Afghanistan 2021-09-14

Since 2013, Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Education Success (STAGES) has brought together more than 351,000 Afghan people to help
Source: 
nation.com.pk

KARACHI - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on Monday urged the international community to remain engaged and to act, with compassion and foresight, to address dire humanitarian conditions in Afghanistan.

In a statement delivered by Michael Kocher, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation, at the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, the AKDN affirmed that its commitment to the people of Afghanistan remains unshaken.

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I find that working with a monument allows you to do much more than just restoring the monument when they are adopted by the local citizens around the monument. Those citizens can be encouraged to modernize the infrastructure around the monument and then maybe to upgrade or create an educational facility and possibly a medical facility. Then you give them a little bit of micro-finance. You give them some financial assistance and suddenly you have shops and you have a life around these monuments

Birthday of Prince Amyn Muhammad 1937-09-12

Prince Amyn (right) with his brother Karim Aga Khan - the 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims

Our beloved Prince Amyn Muhammad was born in Geneva, Switzerland on September 9th 1937.

Like his elder brother, he attended the Institut Le Rosey and Harvard College. He graduated from Harvard in 1960 with an A.B. magna cum laude in literature and economics. He further pursued graduate studies in comparative literature at Harvard, receiving an A.M. in comparative literature in 1963 whilst also studying at the New England Conservatory.[2] During his studies he was additionally engaged as a graduate instructor in French.

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To all Ismaili here today, I would say this. There is nothing exclusive about you. While your religious faith will always preserve a special identity, your secular loyalty is solely to India and to its elected government. I urge my community to keep this constantly in their minds. But they should do more still. The Ismailis have always prided themselves on their highly developed social conscience. Our faith teaches us that we have obligations far beyond our own or even our family's interests.

USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation Provide Access to Water and Sanitation 2021-09-08

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tj.usembassy.gov/usaid

Panj, Tajikistan, September 7, 2021 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and, through their joint Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development project, officially commissioned a new drinking water supply system and a latrine at School #20 in Safedoron village in Panj district of Khatlon province.

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Together, the AKU Health System and the Aga Khan Health Services constitute a nationwide network that cares for more than two and a half million people in a typical year. Meanwhile, the University has addressed outbreaks of HIV/AIDS and drug-resistant typhoid, worked to stamp out polio and helped to improve the quality of care in government health facilities in low-income communities.

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During the pandemic, the University has trained tens of thousands of doctors and nurses at public and private hospitals in infection control and caring for COVID patients. It has provided crucial advice to the Sindh and national governments at the highest level and it has played a key role in assessing the effectiveness of new diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.

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Together, the AKU Health System and the Aga Khan Health Services constitute a nationwide network that cares for more than two and a half million people in a typical year. Meanwhile, the University has addressed outbreaks of HIV/AIDS and drug-resistant typhoid, worked to stamp out polio and helped to improve the quality of care in government health facilities in low-income communities

Speech by Princess Zahra at the opening of the Princess Zahra Pavilion Karachi 2021-09-06

Princess Zahra Aga Khan
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video

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan during the opening of the Princess Zahra Pavilion at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

September 6, 2021

President Firoz Rassul. President Designate Sulaiman Shahabudin, Aga Khan University Hospital CEO Dr. Shahid Shafi, generous Donors, Leaders, faculty and staff of the University

It is an honour to share this occasion with all of you today and I only wish we could all be together in person.

Princess Zahra Pavilion opened at AKU Karachi

Private Wing Complex in Karachi known as the Princess Zahra Pavilion.
Source: 
the.ismaili

Today September 6th, 2021 The New Private Wing Complex known as the Princess Zahra Pavilion was opened at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Princess Zahra delivered remotely the address at a special ceremony which was hosted by President Firoz Rassul and various donors

Princess Zahra Pavilion opened at AKU Karachi

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Today September 6th, 2021 The New Private Wing Complex known as the Princess Zahra Pavilion was opened at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Princess Zahra delivered remotely the address at a special ceremony which was hosted by President Firoz Rassul and various donors

Hasan Pir

During the time of our 44th Holy Imam Shah Abul Hasanali, Sayyed "Hasan Pir" was appointed by the Imam's Talika to propogate the Ismaili faith in Gujerat. Even though Hasan Pir was not appointed as Pir by the Imam, he was granted the blessings of the Imam to spread the Ismaili Dawat in India in the Gujerat area. Hasan Pir moved the Ismailis from Gujerat to Junagadh's Pipariya town. These Ismailis projected the appearance of momins and they had accepted Imam Abul Hasanali as the Hazar Imam upon the guidance of Hasan Pir.

Aga Khan partners with EU to aid education crippled by COVID-19 2021-09-04

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www.ntv.co.ug NV

The fight against the coronavirus disease in Uganda has crippled the education sector, mainly early childhood development among others in relation to social and economic issues. Today, the Aga Khan development network, in partnership with European Union, have launched a 9.3 million euro East African regional fund to counter this challenge.

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I believe that the progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life,” he said. He cited the ability to understand constitutional systems, independent and pluralistic media, strong civil society and commitment to diversity and social dialogue as key elements in achieving the goal of improved quality of life.

Govts must improve quality of life for democracies to succeed, says Aga Khan 2015-09-18

His Highness The Aga Khan speaking at the Athens Democracy Forum    2015-09-18
Source: 
Pakistan Today

The Aga Khan has said that improving the quality of life was the most important component of a successful democracy.

“I believe that the progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life,” he said. He cited the ability to understand constitutional systems, independent and pluralistic media, strong civil society and commitment to diversity and social dialogue as key elements in achieving the goal of improved quality of life.


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