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Speech by Hazar Imam at Institutional Banquet in Mumbai, India 2013-09-28

Institutional Dinner Mumbai 2013-09-28
Source: 
theismaili.org video

September 28, 2013
(Hazar Imam was presented a gift from the Indian Jamat of a late 18th century bronze incense burner of the Moghul period )

President and Leaders of the Jamat,

Speech of H.H. The Aga Khan at the Opening of the Aga Khan Park 2015-05-25

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Source: 
akdn.org/Content/1339

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto

25 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Madame Clarkson
Mrs. Weston
Excellencies
Honourable Ministers
Mayor Tory
Distinguished Guests

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the signing of the Protocol of Cooperation with Ontario 2015-05-25

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Source: 
ismaili.net

May 25, 2015

Toronto, Canada

Speech by H. H. The Aga Khan at the signing ceremony of the Protocol of Cooperation in the fields of Education, Pluralism and Policy Development with the Government of Ontario

Madame Prime Minister,

Speech ny H.H. The Aga Khan at the signing of the Protocol of Cooperation with Ontario 2015-05-25

H.H. The Aga Khan and Premier Wynne 2015-05-25.jpg
Source: 
ismaili.net

May 25, 2015

Toronto, Canada

Speech by H. H. The Aga Khan at the signing ceremony of the Protocol of Cooperation in the fields of Education, Pluralism and Policy Development with the Government of Ontario

Madame Prime Minister,

Speech by The Aga Khan at the Commencement Ceremony of the American University (Cairo, Egypt) 2006-06-15

Source: 
akdn.org/speech/182/American-University-in-Cairo

President Arnold,
Members of the Board of Trustees,
Members of the Faculty and Administration,
Parents and Families,
Distinguished guests,
And, most importantly, the Graduating Class
Congratulations

I deeply appreciate your warm welcome and I am most grateful for the wonderful honor you are conferring upon me through this honorary degree. I have long been a great admirer of the American University in Cairo - and I am proud that I can now count myself among your alumni.

CONVOCATION ADDRESS AT PESHAWAR UNIVERSITY 1967-11-30

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree Peshawar University 1967-11-30
Source: 
ismaili.net

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN

CONVOCATION ADDRESS PAKISTAN PESHAWAR
November 30, 1967

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of Amir Aqsunqur Mosque, Cairo

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Source: 
akdn.org/Content/1332

02 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency the Minister of Antiquities,
Your Excellency, the Governor of Cairo,
Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen‎,

It is an immense pleasure to join all of you once again, in this special celebration. The inauguration of the Aq Sunqur Mosque is an extraordinary moment in its own right. And it also marks the culmination of a larger revitalisation that has taken place over many years in historic Cairo.

Remarks by H H.The Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the Humayan’s Tomb Site Museum in Delhi, 2015-04-07

Minister Mahesh Sharma with His Highness the Aga Khan on Tuesday. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahim-ir-Rahim

Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma
Secretary Mr. Ravindra Singh
Secretary Dr. Lalit Panwar

You have been most generous with your comments this afternoon and I thank you warmly for the encouragement you have given to the people of the Trust for Culture and myself. And I would like to begin these comments by repeating what I said when the foundation-stone was laid sometime ago of the restoration of the Humayun’s Tomb.

Speech at the Juma Building for Research 1996-11-26

H.H. The Aga Khan viewing the models of the Juma and the CHS Building  1997-11-26
Source: 
audio

Mr.Chairman, Board of Trustees, Trustees, generous donors, honoured guests, I was not supposed to say anything at this gathering but it is such an important gathering, so meaningful for the future of the Institution, for the support that you are giving it that I wanted to share with you some comments before the morning was over.

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1994-05-27

H.H. The Aga Khan IV at M.I.T. Cambridge  1994-05-27
Source: 
The Ismaili USA

President Vest, Members of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, distinguished members of the Faculty, Mayor Reeves, happy graduates, even happier parents, and others gathered here today:

I am pleased and honoured to be with you this morning.

MIT has shown a standard of excellence in education and research that sets a benchmark for universities everywhere. You who have been at the Institute for years may be excused if you take this in stride, but for me, coming here for the first time in several years, the energy of the place is palpable.

Speech at Commencement Ceremony held at First Baptist Church of America Address to the Baccalaureate 1996-05-26

H.H. The Aga Khan IV at Brown University 1996-05-26
Source: 
ismaili.net

President Gregorian, faculty members, post graduates and graduating students, ladies and gentlemen.
President Gregorian, thank you for your very generous words. It is a great honour for me to be at this Commencement Ceremony at Brown, as Brown represents much of what is best in Western liberal education. Let me also congratulate the graduating students for whom the memory of this day, I am sure, will remain with them throughout their lives.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY THE COUNCIL FOR MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE 1983-01-09

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Source: 
Paigham-e-Imamat, pp. 22-26

Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests

It is a great pleasure for my wife and I to be in Singapore again and to see for ourselves what tremendous developments have taken place here over the last few years. Your government, Mr. Rajaratnam, deserves congratulations for the economic miracle you have achieved, in spite of the recession in the industrialized countries.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Urban Land Institute Annual Conference Leadership Dinner 2012-01-31

H.H Aga Khan IV
Source: 
ULI Urban Land Institute

Thank you, Mr Rummell for your very generous and warm words.
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Kampala, Uganda 2015-02-25

AKU Convocation Speech ,Kampala 2015-02-25
Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Rt. Honorable Speaker of Parliament
Honorable Ministers,
Trustees and President of the University,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University,
Parents, Donors, Supporters and Distinguished Guests,
And Graduands.

Humjambo and Karibuni. Hongera, Wanafunzi wote, I’m learning a little Swahili.

What a remarkable day this is – and what a pleasure it is to be here.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2015-02-24

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Source: 
akdn.org

For Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bjTUo_P_vM

Honorable Ministers,
Trustees and President of the University,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University,
Parents, Donors, Supporters and Distinguished Guests,
And Graduands.

Humjambo and Karibuni. Hongera, Wanafunzi wote

What a remarkable day this is – and what a pleasure it is to be here.

This is a very important day in your lives, of course, and I must say that this first chance to share in an East African AKU convocation makes this a singular day in my life, as well.

Commencement Address by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the IIS Graduation Ceremony 2007-09-10

Prince Rahim addresses 2007 Graduation class at IIS 2007-09-10
Source: 
iis.ac.uk

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Distinguished guests; governors, faculty, staff and students of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, families and very young children of the graduates; ladies and gentlemen,

H.H. the Aga khan Speech at the Gold medal Presentation 2013-11-27

His Highness the Aga Khan IV
Source: 
akdn.org

President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,
Madame Clarkson
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies & Gentlemen

Monsieur le Président, je voudrais vous remercier pour l’honneur que votre institut me fait aujourd’hui. Je remercie Monsieur Baird de m’avoir nommé pour recevoir ce prix si prestigieux et de ces paroles élogieuses.

Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the London Conference on Afghanistan 2014-12-04

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Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mr. Chairman, the Right Honorable Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Honourable President Ghani,
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah,
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to express my gratitude to the Governments of Afghanistan and the United Kingdom for co-hosting this Conference. We welcome the reform agenda of the Government of National Unity, and we re-affirm our commitment to the peoples of Afghanistan in their journey towards a stable, peaceful and prosperous future.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the North-South Prize Ceremony, Senate Hall, Parliament, Lisbon 2014-06-12

Hazar Imam addresses Portuguese Parliament 2014-06-12
Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

President of the Republic of Portugal
President of the Parliament
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
Government Ministers and Members of Parliament
President of the Portuguese Parliament’s Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Chair of the Executive Committee of the North‐South Centre
Fellow laureate, Suzanne Jabbour
Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a singular pleasure for me to be here with you and to tell you how deeply honoured I am by this remarkable award.

Speech by Prince Hussain at the Lions Clubs Intern.l-AKDN Tree Planting Initiative in Nairobi City Park 2011-10-19

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Source: 
akdn.org

Deforestation is one of the great challenges of our times. Scientists estimate about half of all the forests that once covered the Earth are gone. The United Nations Environment Programme tells us that 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed around the globe every year. At that rate a forest the size of Kenya would be cut in less than six years. A forest the size of Uganda – three…

This year is the UN International Year of Forests. It should remind us of the importance of forests in our lives.


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