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Imamat Day Mubarak 2015-07-11

H.H. The Aga Khan IV

This year marks the 58th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat for Shah Karim al-Husayni our 49th Holy Imam

Qutub Shahi Tombs: 60 pc renovation work completed, a unique heritage park on card

Project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings
Source: 
siasat.com The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The 16th Century Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the main tourist attraction in the city. A heritage park is being added as a new chapter to this attraction.

The unique heritage park is likely to come up on 106 acres of land with the joint efforts of Aga Khan Foundation, Heritage Telangana and Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

A project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings. The first phase of this grand program of repair and renovation has been completed in 2018 and now the last phase of this program is underway.

Pakistan High Commission Canada, AKDN Canada to assist businessmen to invest in Pakistan

Raza Bashir of Pakistan High Commission in Ottawa Canada
Source: 
Radio pakisan radio.gov.pk

Pakistan High Commission in Ottawa Canada and Agha Khan Development Network in Canada will work together to further promote, motivate and facilitate Canadian and expatriate Pakistanis to invest in Pakistan and coordinate efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was decided during a virtual meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner in Canada Raza Bashir Tarar and, Diplomatic Representative Aga Khan Development Network Dr Mahmoud Eboo in Canada.

Hazar Imam arrived in Canada for official visit

April 1983; Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa   1983-04-18
Source: 
ismaili.net

Mowlana Shah Karim and Begum Salimah arrive in Ottawa, received by Chief Protocol Officer Mr. L.H. Amyot, the Honorary Secrectary of the Admin. Committee for Ottawa Mr Azeem Motani and his wife Noorjehan. They came as guests of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. To commemorate the occasion, the My Flag was flown over Rideau Gate, the hotel where Hazar Imam and the Begum stayed

Birth of Prince Irfan - first son of Prince Rahim

Happy Birthday Prince Rahim born on April11 2015 in Geneva

Prince Irfan was born in Geneva, Switzerland on 11th April 2015 to Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa Aga Khan

State receives Covid-19 testing kits worth Ksh 44m from Aga Khan 2021-04-07

s. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health receives a donation of over 20,000 Covid-19 testing kits from M
Source: 
kbc.co.ke/state

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) has donated over 20,000 Covid-19 testing kits valued at Ksh 44 million to the Ministry of Health to boost its Covid-19 response.

The donation is financed by the German government through a grant offered by the German Development Bank (KFW) to AKUH,N and the Aga Khan Health Services, East Africa, to boost their Covid-19 response and support the public health system.

Khushiyali Announcement made on occasion of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah's arrival in Mumbai 1907-12-27

Khushiyali Announcement of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah's arrival in Mumbai from Wilayat (Europe)1907-12-27

Khushiyali Announcement made on Savant 1964 month of Magsar Vadi Friday 7th 27-12-1907 announcing that Hazrat Mowlana Salamat Datar Sarkar Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah Datar had arrived in Mumbai from Wilayat (Europe) today by steamer. This announcement invited other Jamats to attend the Holy Deedar to be held in Mumbai

Hazar Imam attended the Seminar on the role of an Academic Health Sciences Centre in a Developing Country 1989-03-19

: Mowlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto at the Seminar on the role of an Academic Health Sciences Centr

1989, March 19: H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Shah Karim and Prime Minister Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto at the Seminar on the role of an Academic Health Sciences Centre in a Developing Country which was held on March 19, 1989 at the AKU Campus. This seminar was also attended by former Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Halfdan Mahler and other leading health education specialists from throughout the world.

AKU agrees to establish Hospital and Medical College In Hyderabad 2021-03-28

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
dailytimes.com.pk

The Aga Khan University (AKU) Board has agreed in principle to a proposal of Commissioner Hyderabad to establish Aga Khan Hospital and a Medical College at Hyderabad.

The board agreed to establish the hospital and medical college during a meeting held here a few days back.

Message from Hazar Imam on the occasion of Navroz 2021-03-21

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 21 March 2021.  via the.ismaili
Source: 
the.ismaili

18th March 2021

My dear spiritual children,

On the occasion of Navroz, the 21st of March 2021, I send my most affectionate paternal maternal loving blessings to all my beloved spiritual children of my worldwide Jamat.

My family joins me in wishing you all Navroz Mubarak.

I send my most affectionate loving blessings to all the spiritual children who have submitted services and sent messages of congratulations and good wishes on this occasion.

EU to help uplift Pakistani communities impacted by Covid-19 - with AKF

Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of the EU to Pakistan, and representatives of the main implementing partners: Agha Khan Foundatio
Source: 
The Express Tribune

The European Union has decided to co-finance three projects, for more than €7 million, to alleviate the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on communities in Pakistan.

The initiative also aims to increase the voice of the youth as well as providing support to Pakistan's civil society.

The announcement followed the signing of three contracts by Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, and representatives of the main implementing partners: Agha Khan Foundation, Norwegian Church Aid, and Deutsche Welthungerhilfe.

Aga Khan opens Uganda media innovations centre 2021-03-15

Mr Charles Lwanga Auk, the commissioner telecoms and posts at the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, cuts cake during the la
Source: 
Daily Monitor

The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications has said the media innovations centre, which was commissioned last Friday, is aimed at shaping the future of the media industry in the country.

In an email response on Friday, Prof Lawrence Pintak, the dean of Graduate School of Media and Communications, said the Media Challenge Initiative Media Hub is a regional project that supports innovators and explores new ideas and opportunities to support the mainstream media transition to the next phase.

The glory of Qutub Shahi tombs being restored by AKTC

Quli Qutb Shah's Tomb
Source: 
siasat.com The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: A visitor to the historic Qutub Shahi Tombs will be mesmerized by its architectural beauty. The colourful enameled tiles were used in decorating the tombs.

Quli Qutub Shah bears intricate carvings. The enameled tiling of the tomb made it unique from the other tombs.

The Aga Khan Trust for culture CEO Ratish Nanda said, “Qutub Shahi Tombs are fine examples of Indo-Iranian architecture.”

Pune: Exhibition on freedom fighters inaugurated at Aga Khan Palace 2021-03-13

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav exhibition at Aga Khan Palace,
Source: 
The Indian Express

The historic Aga Khan Palace in Pune, where Mahatma Gandhi was detained following the launch of the Quit India Movement, is holding an exhibition to pay homage to freedom fighters and showcase their contribution to the fight for independence, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the celebration of 75 years of India’s independence.

The West doesn't understand Islam 2005-06-07

Hazar Imam spoke to the Ottawa Citizen during His Canada visit in June 2005
Source: 
Ottawa Citizen

Excerpt of comments made by the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, to the Citizen's editorial board during his Ottawa visit on June 7

The industrialised world really has developed in the Judeo-Christian context of society and the Islamic world has been significantly absent from general education. I am not pointing at Canada. I am saying generally in the western world.

Prince Amyn visited the Ismaili Center, London, England 1982-05-13

Prince Amyn at ismaili Center, London 1982-05-13
Source: 
Roshni USA Issue No.8 October 1982

Prince Amyn visited the Ismaili Center in Kensington, London for the occasion of "topping out" ceremony. Prince Amyn placed the last brick as guest of honour at this ceremony held on the roof of the nearly completed Ismaili Center in central London.

Prince Amyn said that the Center has "the difficult vocation of bridging East and West, of bringing together strong and brilliant cultures".

Hazar Imam visited Pakistan and attended various functions at the AKU 1989-03-18

Hazar Imam with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan

Mowlana Shah Karim with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan at a dinner hosted in honor of the donors of the AKU on March 18, 1989. Mowlana Hazar Imam with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan at a dinner hosted in honor of the donors of the AKU on March 18, 1989

: Mowlana Shah Karim attended the wedding of Infanta Elena and Jaime De Marichalar in the Catedral of Sevilla. 1995-03-18

: Mowlana Shah Karim attended the wedding of Infanta Elena and Jaime De Marichalar in the Catedral of Sevilla.

1995, March 18: Mowlana Shah Karim attended the wedding of Infanta Elena and Jaime De Marichalar in the Catedral of Sevilla. Infanta Elena Maria, Isabel, Dominica de Silos de Borbon y Grecia is the eldest daughter of the King and Queen of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofia. She is honorary president of the Spanish Peadiatrics Society, and of Special Olympics Spain, which promotes the participation of the mentally handicapped in sports activities, and of the Spanish Anti-AIDS Foundation

MoU signed for EPI vaccination between AKUH and District Health Authority (DHA) Rawalpindi 2021-02-19

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
thenews.com.pk The News International

Rawalpindi : Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and District Health Authority (DHA) Rawalpindi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing a vaccination centre under Expanded Programme on Immunization at AKUH Saidpur Road, Rawalpindi Branch with an objective of enhancing the outreach for meeting vaccination targets.

A simple ceremony for signing the MoU was organised in a local hotel in the federal capital the other day. Chief Executive Officer of AKUH Shagufta Hassan and CEO of DHA Rawalpindi Dr. Faiza Kanwal were the signatories.

Aga Khan Museum acquires massive Lego sculpture of an ancient African metropolis 2021-02-23

Ekow Nimako, Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE (2019) Connie Tsang
Source: 
theartnewspaper.com

The conceptual work by the Ghanian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako addresses the cultural impact of Kumbi Saleh, the centre of the trans-Saharan trade route

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto has acquired a colossal sculpture made from 100,000 pieces of Lego by the Ghanian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako, who is known for his Afrofuturist reimaginings of Black histories built from Lego bricks.


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