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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.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan's speech to the Asian Racing Conference 2015-01-26

Princess Zahra delivers keynote address at Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai
Source: 
agakhanstuds.com

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Princess Zahra Aga Khan gave the keynote of the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai.

In the late 19th century my great-great-great grandfather was racing horses all over undivided India. He had brought his stock from Persia, where the family had been breeding horses for many generations.

Included in those horses in the late 19th century, were Shere Ali, who won the Arab Derby in 1869, Khusroo who won the Winner’s Handicap in 1870, and Maharaj, who won loads of stuff including the Governor’s Cup and the Derby in 1872.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference 2015-11-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference  2015-11-26

Princess Zahra at Asian Racing Conference Mumbai, India January 26, 2016

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference 2015-11-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan
Source: 
Paulick Report

Princess Zahra Aga Khan will give the opening address at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai on Monday, Jan. 26, 2016.

The address has special significance given that the history of her family's involvement in racing and breeding began in India in the 1800's with Aga Khan I.

The green silks with red epaulets of His Highness the Aga Khan IV are famous in top-class racing in Europe and throughout the world.

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.

Speech by Hazar Imam at Institutional Banquet in Mumbai, India 2013-09-28

Institutional Dinner Mumbai 2013-09-28
Source: 
theismaili.org video

September 28, 2013
(Hazar Imam was presented a gift from the Indian Jamat of a late 18th century bronze incense burner of the Moghul period )

President and Leaders of the Jamat,

Taj Mahal conservation could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation 2015-06-09

Source: 
india today

If the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) doesn't improve the quality of conservation of Taj Mahal, the monument's maintenance could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation.

Talking to India Today, a senior ASI official said that the Ministry of Culture is planning to portion out the monument, giving the maintenance of its various areas to different organizations on the grounds of a Corporate Social Responsibility campaign that began in 2013 with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation signing up for the maintenance of the monument.

Prince Aga Khan reviews Academy work 2015-04-11

H.H. The Aga Khan at the Hyderabad Academy 2015-04-11
Source: 
Deccan Herald

The spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, visited the Aga Khan Academy here on Friday to review progress of the school.

The Aga Khan was accompanied by his son Prince AlyMuhammed, his daughter Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan. The visit to the academy allowed the Aga Khan to assess first-hand the progress made since his last visit in September 2013 when the school was formally inaugurated.

Thank you for letting me visit the Taj Mahal, says Aga Khan 2015-04-09

Prince Karim Aga Khan, met withPrime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi
Source: 
Indiatoday

Spiritual leader of Ismaili sect Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan visited the Taj Mahal on Wednesday. Following the visit, he commented "Thank you for letting me visit the Taj for the second time." He wrote the same comment in the monument's visitors' book.

Aga Khan Receives India’s Padma Vibhushan Award 2015-04-08

His Highness the Aga Khan receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award from President Pranab Mukherjee of India.
Source: 
akdn.org

New Delhi, India, 8 April, 2015 –His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, today awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India.

The award, which was bestowed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi as part of the commemoration of India’s 66th Republic Day, was also awarded to actor Amitabh Bhachchan, philanthropist Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade and renowned nuclear scientist, Malur Ramasamy Srinivasan, amongst others.

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on PM Narendra Modi 2015-04-08

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India 2015-04-08
Source: 
Odisha Fast News

New Delhi: Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, Prince Karim Aga Khan, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today. He is currently on a visit to India, and will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow.

Remarks by H H.The Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the Humayan’s Tomb Site Museum in Delhi, 2015-04-07

Minister Mahesh Sharma with His Highness the Aga Khan on Tuesday. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahim-ir-Rahim

Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma
Secretary Mr. Ravindra Singh
Secretary Dr. Lalit Panwar

You have been most generous with your comments this afternoon and I thank you warmly for the encouragement you have given to the people of the Trust for Culture and myself. And I would like to begin these comments by repeating what I said when the foundation-stone was laid sometime ago of the restoration of the Humayun’s Tomb.

Work on Humayun’s museum begins Tuesday 2015-04-06

Humayun Tomb Restoration New Delhi
Source: 
The Asian Age

Work will start on the construction of the “country’s first” sunken museum on April 7 at the iconic Humayun’s Tomb site, which after its completion in 2017 will showcase the heritage of the Nizamuddin Area over the last seven centuries.

Expected to be completed in 30 months, the project has been pledged a fund of Rs 49 crore from the tourism ministry. Inspired from the medieval baolis (water tanks) of northern India, the underground site museum, with a built-up area of 9,000 square metre, will marry modern 21st century architecture with Mughal-era craftsmanship in its design.

Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to India (April 06-11, 2015) 2015-04-06

2015-04-07-aga-khan-arrives-in-delhi.jpg
Source: 
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Media Center

Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to India (April 06-11, 2015)

April 06, 2015

As on 06th April, 2015 at 1600 hrs

Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, to India from 06-11 April, 2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

1930 hrs
Arrive Delhi
Venue: Air Force Station Palam
Photo Op: AV Media

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

1100 hrs
Meeting with Vice President
Venue: 6, Maulana Azad Road
Photo Op: Agencies only

1540 hrs
Meeting with Prime Minister
Venue: 7, Race Course Road

1725 hrs
Visit Humayun’s Tomb
Venue: Humayun’s Tomb
Contact Organiser

Mughal Art and Architecture to Be Highlights of New Humayun's Tomb Site Museum 2015-04-06

2015, April 6: Mowlana Hazar Imam arrived in Delhi: Air Force Base Palam 2015-04-06
Source: 
akdn.org

Delhi, India, April 2015 – As part of its continued efforts to restore and revitalise the areas around Humayun's Tomb, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and its partners will begin construction on a site museum and visitor's centre in Delhi.

H.H. The Aga Khan to visit India 2015-04-06

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2015, April 6: Government of India announced the visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to India from Monday, 6th April, 2015 to Saturday, 11th April, 2015. His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in New Delhi on Monday, 6th April, 2015 and is expected to meet with the highest levels of Government of India leadership including the Vice President and Prime Minister on Tuesday, 7th April, 2015.


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