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Burnaby B.C Darkhana celebrates 30th anniversary

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney at the official unveiling of the plaque, August 23, 1985
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ismaili.net

Diamond Jubilee Day of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah 2015-08-17

Our Beloved 48th Imam Aga Sultah Muhammad Shah

Today 69th anniversary of Diamond Jubilee Day of Hazrat Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah

The first celebrations were held at Brabourne Stadium in Bomabay, India.

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Dar-es-Salaam followed in August, 1946. To it thousands of people came from all parts of the world, especially lndia, Europe and the Middle East. Hundreds made the journey by air, thousands by train, by car and by lorry, from all parts of Africa, many enduring much hardship in travelling from such out of the way places as Abyssinia, Belgian Congo, Uganda. Convoys of cars came from South Africa.

Teeth Aatthmee Aavyaa Gaam Naa Lok - Garbi 16 - Translation

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Teeth Aatthmee Aavyaa Gaam Naa Lok - Garbi 16

teeth aatthmee aavyaa gaam naa lok, jue sarave saartheere lol.....1

On the eight night the people of the town have come,
this is seen by all the fellow dancers!

gur shams gaaye meetthaa bol, sunne sarave maleene re lol.........2

The Guide Shams sings sweet verses, and all gather and listen to it!

gur bhaa(n)khe amarat geenaan ke, aad unneeyaadthee re lol........3

The Guide has expounded the nector (water of life) of the "geenaan"
of the beginning period and indeed pre-eternity!

jyaare rachyaa(n) jameen aasmaan ke, pavan paanneeyaare lol.......4

Princess Zahra Aga Khan Christens the TP52 Azzurra 2011-05-18

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Luvmyboat.com

U.S. funds excavation of 16th century India tombs 2015-08-08

Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad
Source: 
jamestownsun.com

Hyderabad, India -- The old Qutb Shahi Tombs in India's southern Hyderabad city are getting a new life as they are being restored under a project sponsored by the United States.

The 400-year-old tombs have got grant of over USD100, 000 for the excavation work.

The United States, in collaboration with Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) - world's leading conservation body, are undertaking restoration and conservation project of the royal necropolis, said deputy chief of mission, U.S. embassy, Michael Pelletier.

Memorandum to President John Kennedy 1961-03-13

Memo to President John Kennedy
Source: 
Department of The Secretary of State - Washington DC

Declassified documents have revealed this letter from The Secretary of State for the U.S.A to President John Kennedy about Hazar Imam's request for a meeting with the President of the United States of America.

The request was made by a call from Hazar Imam on March 14, 1961

For more info, please see the attachments below.

Maki to Make UK Debut with New Building for Aga Khan Development Network 2015-08-03

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archdaily.com

Maki and Associates has submitted plans for their first UK building. As the Architects' Journal reports, the Japanese firm has designed a nine story, 8,780-square-meter educational space for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) - a group of non-denominational agencies focused on improving the welfare of people in developing areas in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The predominately limestone building pulls cues from its context; its facade is derived from the space within, which in turn responds to the surrounding Kings Cross site.


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