His Highness The Aga Khan's
Visit to India - September 2006


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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan

In our lifetimes, the developing world has looked in various directions for the key to progress. For a while, it was thought to be enough that indigenous peoples simply throw off the yoke of colonialism which for some was the most important barrier to fulfillment and progress. This viewpoint often evolved into a hope that reasserting cultural identity would unlock the future and education sometimes became mainly a matter of tapping into ancient wisdom, expressed in distinctive languages. In many places, the promises of a charismatic ruler also captured the public imagination the mystique of the romantic hero and public education sometimes slipped into relative insignificance. [Read Full Speech]
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Speech by Chief Minister of Andra Pradesh, Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy

On behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, I assure our whole hearted support in creating positive environment for the speedy completion of the Academy and its smooth functioning. You are all aware Hyderabad is not just a centre of technology; it is the aim of our Government to make Hyderabad as a leader in technology for the world and not just a service centre. We require to produce leaders who are not only adept with technology but also with innovativeness in a much broader sense. In this context the philosophy of Government of Andhra Pradhesh for upliftment of under privileged through various Government schemes are in synergy with Aga Khan Foundation philosophy. [Read Full Speach]

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