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SPEECH AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE AGA KHAN SCHOOL OF NURSING - 1981-02-16

Your Excellency President Zia-ul-Haq, Your Excellency the Governor of Sind, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY MR. SHAMSU-DUHA, FOREIGN MINISTER OF BANGLADESH - 1983-01-05

Your Excellencies, Honourable Minister, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The welcome my wife and I have received here in Bangladesh has been heartwarming and I sincerely thank you, Mr, Minister, for the kindness of your remarks with regard to my family's work and ideals. Our ideals and those of Bangladesh are both inspired by the same faith, which lays such emphasis on the brotherhood of man. The improvement of the human condition must be a principal obligation of every Muslim, whether those he helps are of his own faith or not.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY THE ISMAILIA FEDERAL COUNCIL - 1983-01-14

Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, President Morani and Members of my Federal Council for India, Distinguished guests

SPEEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN in Pakistan - 1981-02-14

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me great happiness this afternoon to be present at this ceremony which honours one of Pakistan's leading citizens who, for myself and my family, has also been a very dear friend.

SPEECH AT THE 30TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS INSTITUTE - 1981-03-02

Your Excellencies, Mr Irani, Mr Galliner, Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen

I have rarely spoken publicly in the developing world or in the industrialised world, or indeed in any international forum about the Press. I wish to take this exceptional occasion to pay a deep personal gratitude to a truly remarkable African who was himself at one time a journalist, then who led his country's struggle for independence and who finally became the first President of Kenya, and an outstanding African statesman. I refer to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY OF THE AGA KHAN ACADEMY KARIMABAD - 1983-05-13

Your Excellencies, Mr. Ahmedali Merchant, Members of the Education Board, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.
I am delighted to be here today at last, after the disappointment of having to cancel My visit in March because of the weather, and to be joined on this important Silver Jubilee occasion both by distinguished guests and by so many members of the Jamat. It is heart-warming for Me to see you all here.

FOUNDATION CEREMONY OF LONDON ISMAILIA CENTRE - 1979-09-07

Your Excellencies, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen.

SPEECH AT THE TAKHT NASHINI CEREMONY IN PAKISTAN - 1958-02-12

Your Excellencies, Your Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children

May I say how glad I am to be back in Dacca for the purpose of publicly celebrating my installation as forty-ninth Imam of the Shia Imami Ismailis.

SPEECH AT THE TAKHT NASHINI CEREMONY Dar-es-Salaam - 1957-10-19

Your Excellencies, Your Highness, Your Worship, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children

I would like to begin this reply to your kind addresses by thanking the whole city of Dar-es-Salaam for the wonderful welcome given [to] me and the magnificent festivities which have marked this occasion.

On behalf of the community and myself, I would like to say a special word of thanks to His Excellency the Governor and to Lady Twining, to all their staff and specially to the police, who have looked after the huge crowds visiting the ceremony with such patience and cheerfulness.

Speech By H.H. The Aga Khan in Uganda at the Jamatkhana - 1957-10-25

Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Your Worship, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children

I thank you most warmly for your kind addresses. I shall never forget the wonderful welcome I have had in Kampala, not only from my own people, but from all other communities that live here.

His Excellency, Sir Frederic Crawford and Lady Crawford have been most kind and hospitable, and I am sincerely grateful to them.

SPEECH AT THE TAKHT NASHINI CEREMONY Nairobi - 1957-10-22

Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Your Worship, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children

I am most grateful for your kind address. On behalf of the Ismaili community and myself, I would like to thank all those in Nairobi who have contributed to such a wonderful welcome here.

I have been very moved by everyone's kindness, especially by the hospitality given me by His Excellency the Governor and Lady Baring.

Speech at Banquet with Prime Minister of Canada at Toronto Hilton Hotel - 1978-11-19

Your Excellencies, Your Honours, Your Grace, Chief Rabbi, Honourable Ministers, Your Worship, Ladies and Gentlemen:
I would like to begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario for the extremely kind messages which they sent this evening. And to thank also the Honourable Lt. Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Minister for Multiculturalism, The Honourable Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and His Worship, the Mayor of Toronto for their very generous and their very kind words about the Ismaili Community and about My wife and Myself.

SPEECH AT THE LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE AGA KHAN HEALTH AND EDUCATION SERVICES - 1982-10-06

Your Excellencies, Your Worship the Mayor, Representatives of International Agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a special occasion for me to be amongst such distinguished representatives of government, non-governmental and private agencies here today; special because my family and I are deeply involved in social welfare and I particularly appreciate being amongst those who commit their time, resource and effort for the benefit of mankind. I hope you will not think it presumptuous of me to offer some thoughts on questions with which we are all concerned.

Social Institutions in National Development: The Enabling Environment - 1982-10-07

Your Excellencies, Your Worship the Mayor, Representatives of International Agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is a special occasion for Me to be amongst such distinguished representatives of government, non-governmental and private agencies here today. Special, because My family and I are deeply involved in social welfare and I particularly appreciate being amongst those who commit their time, resource and effort for the benefit of mankind. I hope you will not think it presumptuous of Me to offer some thoughts on questions with which we are all concerned.

OPENING REMARKS AT THE THIRD SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1979-03-26

We have long been looking forward to our first visit to Indonesia and its famed capital of Jakarta; the warmth of our welcome here has more than equalled our expectations. We are sincerely honoured that His Excellency the Vice President of Indonesia has consented to preside at the seminar's opening function, and that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan has joined us. Not only is he a distinguished guest, but a highly qualified seminar participant; his experience in developing housing projects in Jordan will be of great interest to us all.

SPEECH BY H. H. The Aga Khan in Kenya - 1966-11-21

The leaders of all African Countries today are faced with the need to raise the living standards of the mass of their peoples from mere subsistence level to a point where men and women can develop the full potential of their minds and bodies. The problem in Africa assumes urgent political dimensions if only because expectations are so much higher than they used to be. This is quite understandable when you remember the hopes that were raised during the battle for independence.

CONCLUDING REMARKS AT THE THIRD SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1979-03-29

The third seminar of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture has come to an end. I would like to thank the President, the Government of Indonesia and in particular the Minister of Religion for the exceptionally warm and welcoming manner with which we have been permitted to see some of the low cost housing being developed or improved in Indonesia. I must also thank our Indonesian friends who have participated in the seminar: for explaining some of the problems they have had to resolve, the considerations and objectives which inspired them, and what they have achieved.

THE UNIQUE TECHNICAL REVOLUTION - Speech to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 1964-12-21

This speech was delivered at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad by H.R.H. The Agakhan in December, 1964.
I am grateful and honoured by your kind invitation to me to-night, and I am sincerely thankful to you for having given me this occasion to meet the industrial and business elite of this historical and beautiful city.

SPEECH AT THE OUTREACH DINNER HELD AT THE ISMAILI CENTRE - 1994-08-09

Source: Typescript (6 pp.)
Your Worships, Your Excellencies, My Lords, Ladies and Gentleman

It is a particular pleasure for me to be amongst so many friends of the Ismaili community in the United Kingdom.

I cannot help reflecting upon the history which brings us all together in the heart of London, when standing here in The Ismaili Centre, so close to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

H. H. The Aga Khan CALLS ON WEST TO EXPAND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THIRD WORLD - 1985-01-28

Speaking to an audience of 200 business leaders in Zurich (Monday, January 28) Mowlana Hazar Imam called on industrialised nations to expand their economic activity in the countries of the third world.

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