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Shattering Stereotypes With Aga Khan IV and the Ismaili Community 2019-12-05

The Ismaili Centre Toronto, Canada
Source: 
fairobserver.com

The rise of Islamophobia and the increase in hate crimes targeted at Muslims point to the lasting effect of Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis. Twenty-three years after the publication of his book, the image of a “violent and irrational” Muslim continues to plague current policies and society at large.

Plea to repair old, build new Osmania General Hospital 2019-12-04

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court.
Source: 
Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: Build a new hospital building and restore the old building is the demand of alumni of Osmania General Hospital who are to meet in the city for their 4th Global Meet. The demand for a new building has been pending since 2010.

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court. Restoration of the Charminar and High Court have been carried out by experts while OGH has been left out.

Hyderabad: Tata Trusts presents 3rd edition of ‘Kalapana’ 2019-12-03

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Source: 
telengananews.com

Kalapana 2019 will present the work of two partners – Aga Khan Trust for Culture undertaking the conservation of 10 monuments at the Qutb Shahi Tombs; and Film Heritage Foundation

‘Kalapana’ – a Tata Trusts platform to celebrate the arts, engender dialogue with stakeholders and showcase the works of the Trusts’ partners, returns with its third edition focusing on the theme of conservation, one of the focus areas of the Arts, Crafts and Culture portfolio.

Luciano Bennetton And The Aga Khan Museum Partner Create Cultural Dialogues 2019-11-29

Luciano Benetton, Founder Imago Mundi and Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chair of the Aga Khan Musem, The Aga ... [+]Marco Pavan
Source: 
forbes.com

What does it mean when you are asked - "where are you from?" This often innocuous question provides information to identify the historical background of a person but, more often than not, also pigeon-holes migrants based on biases and stereotypes.

Russia Will Help Syria Restore Palmyra Museum Artifacts Damaged by ISIS with AKF 2019-11-28

 Arch of Triumph, one of the jewels in the architectural crown of Roman-era buildings in Palmyra.
Source: 
ArtfixDaily News Feed™

In a strategic move this week, the state Hermitage Museum announced that Russia has partnered with Syria to restore 20 cultural artifacts from the National Museum of Palmyra that ISIS attempted to destroy over the last four years. A coalition will also look at rebuilding the historic sites of Palmyra damaged or destroyed by ISIS forces.

Celebrating academic excellence of AKU-EB students 2019-11-22

This year AKU-EB honoured 142 High Achievers including 65 percent girls and 35 percent boys from across Pakistan..
Source: 
www.thenews.com.pk

o celebrate the success of high scoring AKU-EB students on a national level, an annual High Achievers Awards 2019 ceremony was organized in Karachi to recognize their outstanding performance in AKU-EB Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations.

Ismaili Imamat donates Da Vinci Surgical System to Centro Hospitalar Universitario de Lisboa Central 2019-11-08

Portuguese President His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa conveys to His Highness the Aga Khan, his pleasure at the excellent
Source: 
akdn.org

Lisbon, Portugal, 8 November 2019 - His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, today inaugurated the state-of-the-art robotics surgical technology in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (hereditary Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at Lisbon’s Curry Cabral Hospital.

Samsung tablet wielding Pashu Sakhis reflect changing face of rural India-project of AKRSP 2019-11-16

Runa and her daughter working on a tablet.
Source: 
sundayguardianlive

Muzaffarpur, Bihar: Runa Devi, 35, Class 8-pass of Kafen Chaudhari village of Bochaha block of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, is a Pashu Sakhi, trained to deal with simple medical ailments as well as advise goat owners on the rearing of quality ruminants to improve their market value. However, she is no ordinary “bakri ki dactar (veterinarian)” from the back of beyond.

Video works inspired by Arab revolts premiere in London's Aga Khan Centre 2019-11-16

A glimmer of hope. “We Love Life” by Bahia Shehab. (Charlene Rodrigues)
Source: 
The Arab Weekly

LONDON - In her first solo British exhibition, “At the Corner of a Dream,” Egyptian activist Bahia Shehab voiced powerful messages on a variety of themes presented through five short videos reflecting on Arab revolts.

The videos showcased at London’s Aga Khan Centre are digital artworks produced this year. They follow on the poetry murals inspired by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish that Shehab painted in Cairo, New York, Beirut and Marrakech, as well as the Greek island of Kefalonia.

Ismaili Imamat donates medical equipment to University Hospital in Lisbon 2019-11-08

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa inaugurate the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a Da Vinci surgical system
Source: 
AKU

On 8 November, 2019 His Highness the Aga Khan was joined by His Excellency, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic for the inauguration of the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a surgical robot system to one of Portugal’s largest medical universities, the Centro Hospitalar Universitario de Lisboa Central. The Minister of Health, Madame Marta Temido, government officials, diplomats, and leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamat were also in attendance.

Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah: Enriching lives through education 2019-11-02

Our 48th Holy Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Source: 
brecorder.com

While making the inaugural speech at the All India Mohammedan Educational Conference of 1911, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah stated, “In order to raise our people to their legitimate sphere of power, influence and usefulness, we must have a serviceable and extended system of education…If our people take to science and scientific education in the right spirit, the industrial and economic future of our community will no longer be in doubt."

AJFF Brings Muslims and Jews Together at Jamat Khana in Norcross, Atlanta 2019-10-30

Photo Credit: Daemon Baizan of the AJFF // AJFF Executive Director Kenny Blank with leaders of the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Norcros
Source: 
https://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/

“El Gusto” tells the story of an old Algerian orchestra, which included both Muslim and Jewish musicians, reborn.

Like a mythical phoenix rising from its ashes, the documentary “El Gusto” tells the story of an old Algerian orchestra reborn to a new life. The film, which was first released in 2012, was screened by the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival before a warmly appreciative audience at the Ismaili Jamatkhana, an Islamic religious center in Norcross.

Minister inaugurates 306kW hydropower station in Chitral 2019-10-20

His Highness the Aga Khan welcomed upon arrival at Chitral airport. His Highness pledged to assist the population to look for ne
Source: 
Dawn Newspaper

Minister inaugurates 306kW hydropower station in Chitral

CHITRAL: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan inaugurated the 306-kilowatt hydropower station in far-flung Gazen village of Yarkhoon valley here on Saturday.

The project was completed by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, which would electrify 335 households of the five sparsely-populated villages.

Jubilee Life Insurance Launches First-Ever Cancer Insurance Product in Pakistan 2019-10-16

Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan and Captain Dasun Shanaka of Sri Lanka Team
Source: 
oyeyeah.com Lifestyle

This landmark activity is in-line with the global month-long project Pinktober

We must recognize and honour the teachers who shape a new generation of thoughtful young people 2019-10-15

His Highness The Aga Khan who founded the Global Centre for Pluralism
Source: 
The Globe and Mail Inc

Teachers have one of the hardest jobs on the planet. In a world where social media echo chambers reverberate with hyper-partisan rhetoric and sensational voices, teachers are up against an overwhelming tsunami of information – drowning out time for deliberation and discussion to find the middle ground among widely different viewpoints.

Teachers have an opportunity to equip our students – our next wave of humanity – with the empathetic, critical and forward thinking needed to solve today’s local problems with a global mindset.

Princess Zahra presented with Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center

Princess Zahra presented with Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center
Source: 
the.ismaili

On 10 October 2019, Princess Zahra, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Sara Boyden, was honoured with the Asia Society Texas Center’s Huffington Award in Houston, USA. Princess Zahra was honoured for her outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, uplifted lives, and advanced health and education through her work with the Aga Khan Development Network.

President highlights digital transformation goals for Kyrgyzstan with support from AKDN 2019-10-05

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov with His Highness the Aga Khan
Source: 
The Times of Central Asia - timesca.com

BISHKEK (TCA) — The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov inaugurated the Conference on Digital Transformation in Central Asia (DTCA) on October 4 in Bishkek. This three-day international Conference is jointly hosted by the University of Central Asia (UCA), State Committee for Information Technology and Communications, and the High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic, and includes a day-long session at UCA’s campus in Naryn.

PPAF celebrates ‘Chinese Independence Day’ works with AKRSP 2019-10-09

ETI and AKRSP train trainers to ‘overcome malnutrition’ in Gilgit-Baltistan  (AKDN courtesy)
Source: 
brecorder.com

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, communities and school children Tuesday celebrated the “Chinese Independence Day" with Chinese engineers supporting PPAF in the testing & commissioning of 306 KW Micro Hydro Power Project (MHP) at village Gazain, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Baroghil: marching towards mainstream life with assistance from AKDN 2019-10-02

A view of a human settlement in Chikar village of Barghil valley-photo by writer
Source: 
Dawn.com

“LIFE is no more tiring and unpleasant for me in this valley and for the first time in 14 years, I’m set to pass the coming winter season here because basic necessities of life, including electricity, are now available,” says Tahira Bibi, the first matriculate from Barog­hil valley.

The wedding of Prince Hussain and Ms Elizabeth Hoag

Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen were married on 29 September 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Source: 
the.ismaili

Prince Hussain, second son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, married Ms Elizabeth Hoag in a private ceremony on 29 September 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. Attended by immediate family members, the proceedings took place in accordance with Muslim tradition.

The nikah was recited by Mr Vahid Khoshideh, President of the Association Islamique et Culturelle d’Ahl-el-Bayt de Geneve, and the proceedings concluded with the recitation of a traditional qasida in Farsi.

“This is a very happy occasion for us and I am delighted to welcome Elizabeth into our family,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam.


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