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DateEventDetails
Thursday, 2016, May 26Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim visit Gilgit and inaugurate health centre 2016-05-26
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim in Gilgit 2016-05-26

Islamabad, 25 May 2016 — Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim were in Gilgit yesterday, where they inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre that will serve as a healthcare hub for the surrounding region. They also visited other AKDN programmes and a Jamatkhana in the area.

The new medical centre is equipped to provide high quality diagnostics and secondary healthcare services. It also serves as a digital link between clinics in outlying villages and connects them with state-of-the-art medical resources in Pakistan and around the world.

Thursday, 2016, May 26Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim visit Gilgit and inaugurate health centre 2016-05-26
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim in Gilgit 2016-05-26

Islamabad, 25 May 2016 — Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim were in Gilgit yesterday, where they inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre that will serve as a healthcare hub for the surrounding region. They also visited other AKDN programmes and a Jamatkhana in the area.

The new medical centre is equipped to provide high quality diagnostics and secondary healthcare services. It also serves as a digital link between clinics in outlying villages and connects them with state-of-the-art medical resources in Pakistan and around the world.

Tuesday, 2015, May 26PM marks successful visit by His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-05-26
Aga Khan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper 2015-05-26
Source: 
PMO Canada

Ottawa, Ontario26 May 2015 Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today held a productive meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, who was visiting Ottawa in his capacity as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili community. During the meeting, Prime Minister Harper once again expressed his deepest condolences to the Aga Khan for the cowardly terrorist attack that took place earlier this month in Pakistan targeting Ismaili Muslims. The two leaders discussed the threat posed by violent extremists and their persecution and murder of religious and ethnic minorities.

Tuesday, 2015, May 26 - Wednesday, 2015, May 27Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a tête-à-tête meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan
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Source: 
pm.gc.ca/

From: PMO
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 at 1:08 AM
Subject: Media Advisory
To: ALLNEWS_E@lserv.pmo-cpm.gc.ca

From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)

Public event for May 26, 2015

May 25, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Tuesday, May 26th is:

Ottawa

5:30 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a tête-à-tête meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan.

Parliament Hill
Office of the Prime Minister
Room 307-S, Centre Block
Ottawa, Ontario

Tuesday, 2015, May 26 - Wednesday, 2015, May 27Ottawa Visit of His Highness The Aga Khan in May 2015
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H.H. The Aga Khan will arrive in Ottawa Tuesday 26th May for a 2 days visit. He is expected to meet the Prime Minister Harper the same evening and work next day on other AKDN related subjects before returning to Toronto for his introduction of a talk by The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada at the Pluralism event.

Tuesday, 2015, May 26Not all Muslims are the same 2015-05-26
Source: 
onlineopinion.com

Having spent 12 years working for a language development and cultural research organisation in East Africa (mainly Uganda and Tanzania) I had the opportunity to develop friendships with Ismaili Muslims. The Nizari Ismaili Sect of Shi’a Islam are little known in Australia but, in other parts of the globe as well as East Africa, they are known for their top quality schools and hospitals and their clean water and agricultural projects. Their approach is similar to the way many Christian organisations approach development.

Tuesday, 2015, May 26Not all Muslims are the same 2015-05-26

Having spent 12 years working for a language development and cultural research organisation in East Africa (mainly Uganda and Tanzania) I had the opportunity to develop friendships with Ismaili Muslims. The Nizari Ismaili Sect of Shi’a Islam are little known in Australia but, in other parts of the globe as well as East Africa, they are known for their top quality schools and hospitals and their clean water and agricultural projects. Their approach is similar to the way many Christian organisations approach development.

Saturday, 2012, May 26Delhi to get its first sunken museum 2012-05-26
An artist’s impression of the sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun’s Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Ni
Source: 
tHE hINDU

The Capital will have its first sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun's Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Nizamuddin Basti -- if multiple agencies required to give clearances come together and give the go-ahead for the project.

Interpretation centres, popularly known as site museums that detail the history of a cultural or natural heritage, have been largely missing from the Indian arena. The project, a first of its kind in the country, has been conceptualised and designed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Wednesday, 2010, May 26Toronto to house only Islamic art museum in North America - 2010-05-26
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Source: 
www.thestar.com

The artistic pieces have graced the homes of Mughal emperors, adorned the gardens of Persian palaces and educated the masses of the Muslim world.

Soon, over 1,000 years of Islamic art and culture will find a permanent home in Toronto.

The groundbreaking for the Aga Khan Museum, the first in North America solely devoted to Islamic art, will take place on Friday near Don Mills Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E. The museum will be built alongside an Ismaili centre and park on a 7-hectare site at 49 Wynford Dr.

Wednesday, 2010, May 26New chapter in Canadian Ismaili story set to unfold in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto - 2010-05-26
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Source: 
www.theismaili.org - Islamic Publications Limited

The Toronto neighbourhood of Don Mills is one of the city’s most diverse neighbourhoods — indeed, it is counted among the most diverse in Canada.

“This is a very unique place,” says Mohamed Dhanani. “It’s incredible to see families and communities from so many parts of the world come together here.” People from a range of ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds call the neighbourhood home. A microcosm of Toronto and Canada’s multiculturalism, it is a place where dozens of languages are spoken, and people from all walks of life live and work together.

Wednesday, 2010, May 26Media advisory - Aga Khan to launch new institutions in Toronto, Canada - 20100-05-26
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Source: 
Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, May 26

Foundation Ceremony for the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and Park to take place in Toronto, Friday

TORONTO, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - On Friday, May 28, 2010, His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and their Park, in Toronto's Don Mills area.

Wednesday, 2010, May 26Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to lay foundation of Ismaili Centre, museum and park - 2010-05-26
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Source: 
www.theismaili.org - Islamic Publications Limited

Ottawa, 26 May 2010 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa this afternoon, marking the start of a two-day visit to Canada during which he will participate in the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and the park where they will be situated in Toronto’s Don Mills neighbourhood.

Wednesday, 2010, May 26Ismaili project on Wynford Drive breaks ground May 28 - 2010-05-26
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Source: 
www.insidetoronto.com

A $300 million Ismaili project on Wynford Drive will get underway with a ground breaking Friday, May 28.

The Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, will be on hand for the ceremony.

Slated for completion in 2013, the 17-acre development in the Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue area will be made up of the Ismaili Centre Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and a park.

Wednesday, 2004, May 26SYRIA COOPERATE WITH AKDN - 2004-05-26

Syrian Health officials on Wednesday discussed with an expert delegation of the Agha Khan network for development cooperation domains and means of strengthening a joint agenda plan to follow up health cadres qualifications. Minister of Health Iyad Shatti noted in the meeting to the network contribution in training health cadres at the Ministry and Salamya hospital in central Syria.

Wednesday, 2004, May 26cgi.wn.com/?action=display&article=28456912&template=worldnews/index.txt&index=recent - SYRIA COOPERATE WITH AKDN - 2004-05-26
Source: 
cgi.wn.com/?action=display&article=28456912&template=worldnews/index.txt&index=recent

Syrian Health officials on Wednesday discussed with an expert delegation of the Agha Khan network for development cooperation domains and means of strengthening a joint agenda plan to follow up health cadres qualifications.
Minister of Health Iyad Shatti noted in the meeting to the network contribution in training health cadres at the Ministry and Salamya hospital in central Syria.

Monday, 2003, May 26Yo-Yo Ma: The road runs smooth as silk - YO-YO MA: THE ROAD RUN SMOOTH AS SILK - 2003-05-26
Source: 
enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/interviews/story.jsp?story=409784 The Independent

Yo-Yo Ma was fascinated by the wealth of music along what was once the Silk Road. So the cellist conceived a plan to weave together the multifarious threads, as he explains to Michael Church

Monday, 2003, May 26YO-YO MA: THE ROAD RUN SMOOTH AS SILK - 2003-05-26

... Central Asia's most discreetly powerful player, in the form of the Aga Khan. This hereditary leader of the Ismaili branch of Islam believes that today's burning issue is less a clash of civilisations than what he terms the 'clash of ignorances'. It may come as a surprise, to those who think of this elusive 67-year-old and his family in terms of yachts, palaces and racehorses, to learn the scope of their humanitarian activities - largely through the UN - over the past 50 years.

Sunday, 1996, May 26Event - 1996-05-26

Convocation address to Baccalaureate in Providence, Rhode Island at Browns University at the First Baptist Church in America. Hazar Imam said: 'The myth that Islam is responsible for all the wrongdoing for certain Muslims may well stem from the truism that for all Muslims the concepts of Din and Duniya (Faith and World) are inextricably linked .

Sunday, 1996, May 26SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN at the BROWN UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION - 1996-05-26

SpeechPresident 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.

Sunday, 1996, May 26Speech 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.

Thursday, 1983, May 26Event - 1983-05-26

the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the 8th International Seminar, held in Sana'a, Yemen Arab Republic. Hazar Imam expressed the hope that the seminar would lead to a greater awareness of the issues involved in reconciling the potentially conflicting demands of modernity and tradition and that, 'when we arrive at the final discussion, we shall have learned something of practical as well as philosophical value to those architects and planners all over the Muslim world who are today, forging the environment of tomorrow.' (click here)

Thursday, 1983, May 26Aga Khan Award for Architecture 1983 - 1983-05-26

Mowlana Hazar Imam and President Evren of Turkey on September 4, 1983 presented the 1983 Aga Khan Award for Architecture to 11 outstanding projects located in nine countries from Yugoslavia to Malaysia (See the photographs and project descriptions in the present issue of AFRICA ISMAILI). The winners share US $500,000 of prizes from the fund established by the largest architecture award programme in the world.


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