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Imamat Day Mubarak 2015-07-11

H.H. The Aga Khan IV

This year marks the 58th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat for Shah Karim al-Husayni our 49th Holy Imam

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 10 October 2021 2021-10-10

Mowlana Hazar Imam
Al-Akhbar e-Newsletter <alakhbar@iicanada.org>

Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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7th October 2021

My dear spiritual children,

On the occasion of a recent mulaqat with my senior Jamati leaders to review their reports on current Jamati work and activities, I send my warmest and most affectionate paternal maternal loving blessings to all my beloved spiritual children throughout the world.

Ministry Of Labour & Employment And Microsoft India Collaborate To Skill 10 Million Jobseekers Across India with AKRSP help

AKRSP(I) believes education is the backbone of society

New Delhi : Microsoft India today announced a partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to launch DigiSaksham – a collaborative digital skills training initiative to empower jobseekers in an increasingly tech driven economy. This joint initiative is an extension of the government’s ongoing engagement to upskill youth from rural and semi-urban areas.

Telangana will try to get World Heritage Site status for Qutb Shahi tombs 2021-10-06

Qutb Shahi tombs (Photo: Siasat)
The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: Telangana municipal administration and urban development minister K. T. Rama Rao (KTR) praised the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) for its “stellar” work on behalf of the state government. Acknowledging the state’s partnership with the AKTC to restore the Qutb Shahi tombs, KTR said that efforts are on to get World Heritage Site status for the Qutb Shahi tombs.

FAO Director-General calls for action for mountains at Expo 2020 Dubai Co-curated by AKDN 2021-10-08

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan visits Pakistan | the.Ismaili

DUBAI, 8th October, 2021 (WAM) -- Urgent action is needed to prioritise mountain ecosystems in order to protect them from the current climate crisis and empower mountain people to build resilient livelihoods, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Director-General was speaking in a video message to the event ‘Reaching for the stars: Sustainable and climate resilient mountain development’, taking place as part of Expo 2020’s Climate and Biodiversity Week.

Global Ismaili Civic Day-Importance of healthy environment highlighted by planting 250 saplings 2021-09-26

pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

Around 250 saplings were planted in the village Hussain Abad and Tarr Khowaja through joint collaboration of Shia Ismaili Council and District Forest department that was followed by an event to highlight the importance of a healthy ecosystem and a nature-friendly atmosphere on the eve of Global Ismaili Civic day.

Speakers at the events shed light on the importance of planting trees and keeping the environment clean and green.

Ismaili community celebrates first Global Ismaili CIVIC Day by helping others 2021-09-26

Volunteers from the Ismaili Muslim Community in Bangladesh distribute masks to journalists at Dhaka Reporter's Unity on the occa
Dhaka Tribune

Volunteers in Bangladesh distributed facemasks to various frontline workers

The Ismaili Muslim Community in Bangladesh joined tens of thousands of community volunteers from over 30 countries to celebrate the first ever Global Ismaili CIVIC Day on Sunday.

To commemorate the day, the volunteers partnered with 60 civil society and government partners to improve the quality of life in their communities through diverse activities to protect the environment and aid the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

Master Jury announced for 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2021-09-24

Master Jury announced for 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh's Professor Kazi Khaleed Ashraf one of the nine jurors

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced the nine-member Master Jury for the 2020-22 cycle. From Bangladesh, Prof Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Director-General of Bengal Institute for Architecture, has been named as a juror.

President Ismaili Council calls on Governor Imran Ismail 2021-09-24

President Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s House
pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

President Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s House here on Friday.

Hafiz SherAli briefed about the Global Ismaili Civic Day to be commemorated throughout the weekend of 25 and 26 September, 2021 and highlighted the community’s voluntary work and contributions of the Aga Khan Development Network in various areas of socio-economic and cultural development in Pakistan.

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
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.

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

AKUH wins World Oral Health Day Award
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.

President Rahmon meets with His Highness the Aga Khan in Paris 2019-11-07

The two leaders discussed areas of regional cooperation and AKDN’s shared agenda to promote social and economic development in C
Asia Plus

On Thursday November 7, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon met in Pars with His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

In the course of the talks, they discussed issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network, according t the Tajik president’s official website.

Tajik leader reportedly expressed satisfaction with the level and content of real cooperation between Tajikistan and AKDN.

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

HH Aga Khan enjoyed a double with Saiydabad and Varkesha \ Healy Racing.
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

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.

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.

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


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.

Princess Zahra Pavilion opened at AKU Karachi

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

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

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

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.

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
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.

Artists and cultural workers face life under Taliban 2.0 AKTC continues work 2021-08-30

Chihilsitoon Garden and palace rehabilitation in Kabul, Afghanistan.  courtesy  AKDN

As the clock ticks to Tuesday’s deadline for American forces to leave Afghanistan, the arts and culture sector faces a sobering new reality. After the Americans leave, what will happen to Afghan artists and performers, cultural workers, and nongovernmental organization staffers engaged with heritage, traditional crafts and preservation? There are no answers, but their future depends not just on what the Taliban does, but how deeply civil society has taken root in Afghanistan over the past two decades.

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