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 - 1979-03-29Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
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.
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.
OPENING REMARKS AT THE THIRD SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1979-03-26Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
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.
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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.
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.
Speech by His Royal Highness The Aga Khan at the IPS Luncheon, Dacca on January 29, 1970 'May I first thank the Director of IPS for giving me further practice in the digestive art of delivering a speech in the middle of the day after a substantial luncheon. If you promise not to fall asleep. I will do my best to keep talking.
SPEECH BY MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM ON THE OCCASION OF THE FOURTH CONVOCATION OF THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING Saturday November 16th, 1991
Your Excellency the Prime Minister Your Excellency the Governor of Sindh Acting Chief Minister of Sindh Excellencies Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University Faculty Members Students and their families Distinguished guests
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.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for your very kind Address of Welcome. My wife and I are deeply grateful for your generous words and warm hospitality. This is our last official function before we leave Pakistan, having completed a five-week visit. It is particularly appropriate that we should say goodbye here because we began our journey in Iran and have thus just visited two of our three RCD countries. We have had the most magnificent reception everywhere we have been, and I say here on my wife's behalf as well as my own, a very warm and most grateful 'thank you' to everyone.
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).
SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE DONORS & VOLUNTEERS RECEPTION ON THE OCCASION OF THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITYS TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS KARACHI - 1994-11-15Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Sahabzada Yaqub-Khan, Members of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University, Donors and Volunteers
This is a day of considerable happiness and joy for me, and I want to share with you this evening some of the reasons why today is such a significant day in my life, Inshallah in your lives, Inshallah in the lives of the Muslim Ummah, and indeed of the aspirations which we share for the future.
Sahebzada Yaqoub Khan, members of the board of trustees of the Aga Khan University, donors and volunteers.
This is a day of considerable happiness and joy for me and I want to share with you this evening some of the reasons why today is such a significant day in my life and Inshallah in your lives, Inshallah in the lives of the Muslim Ummah, indeed of the aspirations which we share for the future.
September 30, 1987Your Excellencies My Lord Madam Mayor Ladies and Gentlemen It is a great honour for me to welcome Her Majesty the Queen of Jordan.
I would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Her Majesty for having made this visit to London to open the exhibition of Mr Nicholas Egon's paintings of Jordan.
Jordan inhabited since the earliest ages known to man, is a land in which many great civilisations have flourished, each leaving a precious legacy.
Right Honourable Prime Minister, the Honourable Premier of British Columbia, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished guests.Three years and one month ago, I had the honour of inviting the Former Lieutenant-Governor to lay the foundation stone of the building which we now see complete before us. Today it gives Me the very greatest pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister, Mr. Mulroney, and to thank him for agreeing to perform the opening ceremony.
Pakistan's position and responsibility It has been my good fortune during the last seven years, on practically every tour I have made in Africa or Asia, to meet your brother Rotarians and to have the opportunity of talking to them. I have always enjoyed these encounters very much indeed as my community keeps me very busy, and it is rare that I should have such fine occasions to meet the elite in one function in the City I am visiting.
President and members of the Jatiya Press Club, honourable members of His Excellency, the President's Advisory Council, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.Thank you Mr. President for your kind and most eloquent words of introduction. My wife and I have been very touched by the warmth of the welcome given to us by the people of Bangladesh during this brief visit.
SPEECH BY MOWLANA HAZAR ON THE OCCASION OF THE DINNER HOSTED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE U.S.A. AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA - 1983-06-13Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
President Bhaloo, Members of the National Council for the United States, Ladies and Gentlemen.
I would like to take this occasion on behalf of my wife, my brother and myself to express to you a very warm thanks for this wonderful evening and for the way in which you have welcomed the Imam and members of his family on my Jubilee visit to the United States.
President Sachedina, Leaders of the Jamat
Before I say things which are important I would like to remind you of the speech before dinner and ask you to make sure that there are no stray lions under your table. I was as unaware that I would speak after dinner as that ill-fated lion.
My dear Chairman and Members,
I would like you to convey my most grateful thanks to all the members of your Council, the Mukhis and Kamadias, Mukhianis and Kamadianis of our Kisumu Jamat and all the members of the Kisumu and district Jamats who presented such lovely gifts to Princess Zahra, Princess Yasmin, Prince Rahim, Prince Hussain and to myself.
We were most touched by your kind thought and lovely gifts which we appreciate immensely.