letter from Lt-Governor of Ontario on occasion of Hazar Imam's visit to Toronto. Lieutenant-Governor John Aird of Ontario, Canada welcomed Hazar Imam with the words: 'His Highness' commitment and concern for the dignity of man and his significant contributions toward creating a better understanding of Islam in the West....'
Visit to U.K. Jamats. 15,000 Ismailis gathered at Olympia Stadium on Thursday for Darbar. The whole Noorani family was present as Hazar Imam bestowed the title of Diwan on Sir Eboo Pirbhai, calling him 'this young man'.
Portugal. Visited the Gulbekian Foundation and Museum in Lisbon. (photo). Portugal's Foreign Minister, Mr. Vasco Futscher Pereira, paid tribute to the Ismaili community in his speech at the dinner he hosted. He said, 'It is with satisfaction that today we see the activities of the Portuguese Ismailis and thus witness to their spiritual leader deep appreciation of the Portuguese Government for their qualities of hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and their capacity for integration, contributing in this manner to the development of the country which has received them as friends.'
Received invitation from Premier Levesque of Quebec to be the State Guest during His Silver Jubilee visit to Quebec.
Hazar Imam was guest at a dinner hosted by President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. Hazar Imam was on a Silver Jubilee visit to Tanzania from November 20 to 26, 1982.
At a dinner hosted by Hazar Imam in honour of President Nyerere, during his visit to East Africa, Hazar Imam spoke of the establishment of the Aga Khan University in Karachi. He said: 'This University will broaden its teaching to other disciplines and will be unique in having faculties in other countries.'
Mowlana Hazar Imam visited Xian where he attended Juma prayers at the Great Mosque.
Visited Urumchi where he gave interviews to Xinhua News Agnecy and Xinjiang Gizetti. A banquet was hosted in His honour by the Chairman of the People's Government of Xinjiang Autonomous Region Mr Ismail Ahmad.
Visited Turfan in the Takla Makan Desert, the Imim Minara and a nearby factory.
Mowlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn Mohammed and delegates visited the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs and the Forbidden City.
Visited Karachi to review construction programme at Aga Khan Hospital and Medical University.
Prince Amyn Mohammad visits Ismaili Centre under construction and inspects the interior.
Institute of Ismaili Studies. Hazar Imam visited the Board of Governors of the Institute of Ismaili Studies and later conferred with the Faculty and met the staff and students of the Institute. He was particularly pleased with the progress that the library had made since Sept. 1st, 1979 when He last saw it. The present holdings of the library total approximately 100,000 volumes and 1,000 manuscripts; the latter mainly in Arabic, Persian and Khojki
Mowlana Hazar Imam visited the Institute of Ismaili Studies where he chaired a meeting of the Board of Governors, met with the Faculty and met the staff and students.
Mowlana Hazar Imam and the Noorani Family visited Kenya, went for a Safari there..
Mowlana Hazar Imam visited the Jamat in the Parklands complex with the Noorani Family.
Mowlana Hazar Imam and the Noorani Family visited Mombasa. In Kisumu, Mayor Ezra Gumbe conferred the Honorary Citizenship of the Town on His Highness.
Hazar Imam said during his visit to the Aga Khan Primary School, Kisumu that; ' teaching is a profession which has not received the credit, the admiration, the respect which it should receive ' (click here)
Hazar Imam wrote in the Guest Book of Aga Khan Medical Centre, Kisumu; 'It has been a great pleasure to visit this fine institution '