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Saturday, 1975, March 1Event - 1975-03-01

Hazar Imam gave an interview to Roger Priouret for the French magazine L'Expansion; 'Face a Face'. Translated in English under the title 'Face to Face with the Aga Khan'. This is the interview where Hazar Imam said that Religion is not something that should be modified everyday.

Sunday, 1992, March 1Event - 1992-03-01

English language program is launch in Zanzibar.

Saturday, 2008, March 1 Ummah Cum Laude;Remapping The World - 2008-03-01

Through The Leadership Of The Aga Khan, An Ambitious 17-Acre Redevelopment In Suburban Toronto Will Bring Two Global Cultural Institutions To Canada Supporting Art And Culture In The Ummah, Or Muslim Diaspora.; As A Jury Member For The 2007 Aga Khan Award For Architecture, Architect And Professor Brigitte Shim Discusses The Importance Of This Unique Awards Program.


Friday, 2002, March 1More - AGA KHAN FUND ACQUIRES POLANA HOTEL IN MOZAMBIQUE - 2002-03-01

The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) has purchased 100 per cent of the shares in Maputo's best known hotel, the Polana.
Previously the hotel was 55 percent owned by a foreign consortium headed by the South African Kairos Hotels group, and 45 per cent by Mozambican companies - the national airline, LAM, the private financial investment company, SOCIEF, and the state- owned National Tourism Company, ENT.

The new owners signed the deeds of purchase in Maputo on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 1989, March 1H. H. The Aga Khan VISITS PAKISTAN - 1989-03-01

Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Pakistan from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 21. He arrived in Islamabad on March 11 where he had meetings with his Excellency President Ghulam Ishaq Khan and Her Excellency Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, as well as with other government ministers.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Hyderabad for three days from March 12 where he inaugurated a major new maternity home managed by the Aga Khan Health Services. He also performed the foundation ceremony for a girls' hostel and met with members of the Jamat.

Monday, 2010, March 1Interview of H.H. the Aga Khan: LA FORCE DE LA SAGESSE - 2010-Spring

Jean-Jacques Lafaye - Votre Altesse, en tant que chef spirituel des communautés ismaéliennes du monde entier, vous exercez une influence indiscutable sur la scène internationale. Pourtant, vous ne souhaitez pas être considéré comme un acteur politique...

Karim Aga Khan - ...ou comme un politicien. De mon point de vue, même si la foi et les États doivent entretenir des rapports de collaboration et d'estime, le religieux et le politique sont deux choses bien distinctes.


Taleban Target Statues. International Herald Tribune


The sprawling city of Cairo has congestion, pollution and 17 million people. Now it has a 74-acre park right in the heart of its historic center. Laila Stino and her husband, Maher, laid out the master plan for the park landscapes, working out which groundcover will keep a steep slope from eroding and which trees won't block out views of nearby minarets or the fortification of the Citidel.

Wednesday, 1972, March 1Event - 1972-03-01

Aga Khan is back in Nairobi after visit to Uganda. Tribute to Uganda Ismailis by President Idi Amin. (photo) at the official opening of the new 600,000 Pounds headquarters of I.P.S on Wednesday 24th. 'Friendship at schools.' Hazar Imam urged pupils of Kololo High School to aspire for University education. He said the friendship they cultivate at the High School would bind them together and would enable them to grow up into better citizens. (photo)

Wednesday, 1989, March 1Event - 1989-03-01

11-day tour to Pakistan on the occasion of the first convocation of the Aga Khan University and Medical College. (click here)

Wednesday, 1995, March 1Event - 1995-03-01

Hazar Imam was invited to address the full session of the Executive Board of UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris. Hazar Imam was described as a 'leader of leaders' and introduced as the 49th Imam and as a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad. In his speech, Hazar Imam said: 'Private entrepreneurial thinking and good management are becoming the driving forces behind economic development in the Third World.' (click here)

Thursday, 2001, March 1Taleban Target Statues Regarding the report 'Taleban to Destroy Buddhas' (Feb.27)

I was distressed to learn that the Taleban rulers of Afghanistan had ordered the destruction of all statues, including the unique giant fifth century Buddhas located in Bamiyan.

Saturday, 1975, March 1FACE A FACE avec l'Aga Khan - 1975-03-01

(L'Expansion, mars 1975)

J'imaginais - comme beaucoup de Français, sans doute - l'Aga Khan tel son grand-père et son père: une personnalité très parisienne, bien rodée aux charmes de la "High Society", logé dans un luxe riant et menant une vie joyeuse et en grande partie oisive.

Wednesday, 1995, March 1H.H. The Aga Khan URGES UNESCO TO RE-APPRAISE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES - 1995-03-01

The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently invited Mowlana Hazar Imam to address a full session of its Executive Board, which met at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
At the Executive Board's specific request, Hazar Imam's speech was preceded by a 30-minute slide presentation on the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) by Guillaume de Spoelberch, Executive Director of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and a member of the Board of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Saturday, 2003, March 1Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Building cultural bridges - 2003-03-01

Zahid Sardar, Chronicle Design Editor - As the nation's attention focuses on war with Iraq, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (the triennial equivalent of the Pritzker Prize) helps to build a deeper appreciation of large and small structures from the Islamic world. The award, now in its ninth cycle, was begun in 1977 by the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of a small sect of Muslims, and is now run under the aegis of his Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva.

Friday, 1968, March 1Event - 1968-03-01

President Senghor hosted a Dinner in honour of Hazar Imam in Dakar, Senegal. The President made a speech in welcoming Hazar Imam

Saturday, 1986, March 1Event - 1986-03-01

Hazar Imam established the Aga Khan Health and Education Service Companies in India, Pakistan, Kenya and Tanzania. These Service Companies, which are non-profit organizations, will relate to international non-profit, specialized service companies in Health and Education that are based in Geneva, Switzerland. Referring to these new structures, Hazar Imam said: 'I would like My spiritual children to know that our unique tradition of voluntary service must continue to lie at the very heart of our institutions of health and education.

Monday, 1993, March 1Event - 1993-C

Sign Accord with Bangladesh Government.

Saturday, 2003, March 1Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Building cultural bridges/Prize brings greater awareness of Islamic societies to the world - 2003-03-01

As the nation's attention focuses on war with Iraq, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (the triennial equivalent of the Pritzker Prize) helps to build a deeper appreciation of large and small structures from the Islamic world.

Sunday, 1981, March 1First Noorani Family Visit to Jamath - 1981-03-01

For the Jamaths of Kenya who had been preparing for months in advance, this mulakat was special. They were jubilant, for this was to the first time that Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Saheba were coming to Kenya accompanied by the Noorani children, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim and Prince Hussein. They were also to be accompanied by Mowlana Hazar Imam's sister, Princess Yasmin. It was an event for which each and every spiritual child, young and old was waiting.

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