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2006-09 India

Wednesday, 2006, September 20 - India: His Highness the Aga Khan spent 4 days in India. He met officials in Dehli, layed the foundation stone of the AgaKhan Academy in Hyderabad, and also met with his followers.

Plea to repair old, build new Osmania General Hospital 2019-12-04

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court.
Source: 
Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: Build a new hospital building and restore the old building is the demand of alumni of Osmania General Hospital who are to meet in the city for their 4th Global Meet. The demand for a new building has been pending since 2010.

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court. Restoration of the Charminar and High Court have been carried out by experts while OGH has been left out.

Hyderabad: Tata Trusts presents 3rd edition of ‘Kalapana’ 2019-12-03

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Source: 
telengananews.com

Kalapana 2019 will present the work of two partners – Aga Khan Trust for Culture undertaking the conservation of 10 monuments at the Qutb Shahi Tombs; and Film Heritage Foundation

‘Kalapana’ – a Tata Trusts platform to celebrate the arts, engender dialogue with stakeholders and showcase the works of the Trusts’ partners, returns with its third edition focusing on the theme of conservation, one of the focus areas of the Arts, Crafts and Culture portfolio.

Samsung tablet wielding Pashu Sakhis reflect changing face of rural India-project of AKRSP 2019-11-16

Runa and her daughter working on a tablet.
Source: 
sundayguardianlive

Muzaffarpur, Bihar: Runa Devi, 35, Class 8-pass of Kafen Chaudhari village of Bochaha block of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, is a Pashu Sakhi, trained to deal with simple medical ailments as well as advise goat owners on the rearing of quality ruminants to improve their market value. However, she is no ordinary “bakri ki dactar (veterinarian)” from the back of beyond.

This Delhi kitchen feeds the hungry and serves a cause-An AKF Initiative

Preparing food at Zaika-e-Nizamuddin, a community kitchen run by local women.
Source: 
sundayguardianlive.com

The market at Nizamuddin basti is bustling with energy on a Thursday afternoon. There are some people chattering in front of a butchershop and children fighting while playing carom. The smell of fresh biryani fills the air as I walk through the winding lanes towards my destination, a kitchen called Zaika-e-Nizamuddin which is run entirely by a group of local women.

An initiative by the Aga Khan Foundation that began in 2012, Zaika-e-Nizamuddin was set up as part of a dual campaign to create employment opportunities for women and tackle the problem of malnutrition in this area.

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The 49th hereditary Imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims, Aga Khan met President APJ Abdul Kalam in the capital on Wednesday at the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhawan

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The 49th hereditary Imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims, Aga Khan met President APJ Abdul Kalam in the capital on Wednesday at the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhawan

Restored by the AKTC - Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex opened for general public

Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

ew Delhi [India]: The entry for Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex in the national capital was opened on Saturday for the general public.
Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel opened the gate and also leads a morning walk at Humayun Tomb Complex as part of the Fit India Movement.

In 2017, Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.

Inauguration spree: Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to unveil three projects in Delhi

Conservation of Neela Gumbad was completed in 2014 | ( Photo | AKTC )
Source: 
The New India Express

By Express News Service
NEW DELHI: Almost five years after its conservation, Neela Gumbad, the blue-tiled tomb in the 16th century mausoleum complex of Mughal emperor Humayun, is likely to be unveiled officially on Saturday.

According to officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the ancient domed building on August 31 with two other projects — a new museum displaying retrieved and confiscated antiquities at Purana Quila and new-fangled illumination at Qutub Minar complex.

Delhi ‘baolis’: Stepping into the past to manage water needs 2019-08-26

Agrasen ki Baoli in central Delhi.
Source: 
The Asian Age

The 14th century baoli in the Kotla Feroz Shah complex is another example of a stepwell still in use. the decrepit well still waters the gardens.

Once important community spaces, stepwells from centuries ago needn’t just be relics of the past for tourists and history buffs but can be used to conserve water in these arid times, even with dipping groundwater levels, say conservationists and historians.

Bringing baoli back to life 2019-08-20

A baoli at Arab Ki Sarai is being revived where heritage and water conservation are being given equal weightage
Source: 
thehindu.com

At a time when many areas in Delhi and multiple cities across the country are facing acute water shortage, Mughal Emperor Jahangir-built baoli at Arab Ki Sarai can become a harbinger of hope for water conservation. It is being revived with the twin purpose of heritage and water conservation.

Speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Abdul Waheed Moledina School

Source: 
Speeches, II, Pp. 100-101

Mowlana Hazar Imam’s speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the main building of Abdul Waheed Moledina Schools', Poona (India).

Mr. Chairman, Members of the Managing Board Ladies and Gentlemen:

Restoration of 150-year-old Paigah Tombs begins; focus is also on making landscape attractive

Restoration of 150-year-old Paigah Tombs begins; focus is also on making landscape attractive
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) which is working on the restoration of Qutb Shahi Tombs has now taken up the renovation of Paigah Tombs, also known as the Taj Mahal of the Deccan.

The nearly 150-year-old necropolis is located near Santosh Nagar.
Paigah Nawabs were next only to the Nizams in military, political and economic power who ruled Hyderabad State from 1724 to 1948.

Though Paigah Tombs are part of the historical and architectural heritage of Hyderabad they have been lying in a state of neglect for several decades.

Aga Khan Academy celebrates Graduation Day 2019 with 1,000 Global Leaders 2019-05-28

Aga Khan reviews progress of Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad in 2017
Source: 
indiaeducationdiary.in

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad celebrated its sixth Graduation Ceremony at its 100-acre campus near Shamshabad/RGI Airport on Saturday 25th May 2019. 74 students of the Class of 2019 concluded their International Baccalaureate journey at the Academy with a formal evening ceremony attended by fellow students, Academy senior management, faculty and staff as well as parents, extended families and invited guests. These students join a growing legacy of global young leaders, driven by the Academy’s unique curriculum and approach to education.

Aga Khan to help Maharashtra agriculture sector 2018-03-01

Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan and Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao at Raj Bhavan   2018-03-01
Source: 
business-standard.com

The Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, on Thursday said his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will work for the agriculture sector and rural support in Maharashtra.
Lauding the efforts of the state government for tribal development, the visiting spiritual leader said he will consider extending support to finish incomplete irrigation projects in Maharashtra and create livelihood opportunities for tribals in remote areas.

Goats Empowering Women in India with help of Aga Khan Foundation 2019-04-26

Pashu-Sakhis  which means “friends of the animals” in Hindi
Source: 
thecsrjournal.in

By Bill Gates
Can goats empower women?
In one of the poorest areas of India, they already are.
This is thanks to a new team of health workers who are training rural women how to gain financial independence by raising healthier goats.

The health workers are goat nurses known as “pashu sakhis,” which means “friends of the animals” in Hindi. Pashu sakhis are all poor women themselves who are given basic training in how to vaccinate, deworm, and provide other preventive care to goats in their community.

So, how does this help empower women?

Germany promises Rs 41.5 lakh for heritage ‘baoli’ 2019-03-27

The German Ambassdor Martin Ney, signs the Financial Agreement Treat with AKF  2019-03-27
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

New Delhi: The Aga Khan Foundation on Tuesday partnered with the German embassy, which will provide Rs 41.5 lakh for rebuilding of a traditional ‘baoli (water stepwell) in the Humayun Tomb’s complex here.

It was announced during the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Aga Khan Trust for Culture Chief Executive Ratish Nanda and the German envoy Martin Ney in the Mughal-era Arab Ki Sarai premises.

The Arab Ki Sarai, an Archeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monument, houses an out-of-use stepwell.

Govt., Aga Khan trust to digitise Anganwadi services data 2019-03-17

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Source: 
thehindu.com

Anganwadi teachers to collect info on food habits of families

The Department for Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens (DWCD) will soon have a project monitoring unit (PMU) to monitor the data of children, pregnant and lactating mothers served by the Anganwadi centres across the State.
The DWCD has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aga Khan Foundation which has agreed to support the PMU. Currently, the department’s internal IT Cell is digitising the data uploaded by Anganwadi supervisors.

Teachers roped in

Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister of India 2018-02-21

Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister of India  2018-02-21

Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India 2018-02-21


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