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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.

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

AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY SHRI M. HIDAYATULLAH. VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA 1983-01-12

Hazar Imam with Vice-President Hidayatullah of India  1983-01-12
Source: 
ismaili.net

AT RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

DELHI, INDIA,

JANUARY 12, 1983

Your Excellency,

I am delighted that this evening's most enjoyable dinner gives me the opportunity of thanking you publicly for the welcome which your Government, and in particular the Prime Minister and the officials concerned, have given us. My wife, my brother and I are all deeply touched by the warmth of our reception on this Silver Jubilee visit and are sincerely appreciative of the courtesies extended to us.

Hazar Imam arrives in India for Diamond Jubilee 2018-02-20

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Hazar Imam arrives in New Delhi, India 2018-02-20

Mughal-era Arab ki Sarai gateway restored to its old glory in Delhi 2018-05-28

The gateway is 13 metres high with five arches. It also has chambers and a domed roof flanked by niches on both sides.(Sanchit K
Source: 
hindustantimes.com

According to Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) listing of ancient structures in Delhi, Arab Sarai was built in 1560 by Hamida Banu Begum, who was chief consort of Mughal emperor Humayan, to accommodate 300 Arabs she had brought back from Mecca.

The lofty eastern gateway of a walled enclosure built in the 17th century — which was originally a market built during Jahangir’s reign along side Arab ki Sarai, Nizamuddin East — has been restored to its old glory.

The restorer, Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), began restoration work in January 2017.

Heritage experts from around the world gather in Delhi

Hazar Imam speaking at the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS, London 2015-10-22
Source: 
ptinews.com

ew Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) The five-day general assembly of the global heritage body ICOMOS, hosted in the national capital this year, will begin tomorrow, at the end of which a Delhi Declaration is to be passed.

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a prestigious global non-government organisation which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage world over.

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Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, The Aga Khan IV with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lt. Governor Anil Baijal arrive for the inauguration of Sunder Nursery at Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi

Source: 
www.nationalheraldindia.com

15 monuments back to glory, courtesy Aga Khan Trust

Delhi Heritage City Park
Source: 
www.deccanherald.com

As many as 15 monuments dating back to 16th century nearby the majestic Humayun Tomb are now back to their splendour here in Nizamuddin area.

Along with this, a nursery spread in a 90-acre area, which houses these monuments, has also been transformed into a magnificent heritage city park.

The heritage park offers a unique blend of nature, culture and ecology.

Thanks to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), under which the monument restoration and city park development, work has been done in line with the those created by it in Kabul, Cairo, Mali and Zanzibar.

Meetings with CM, Governor top Aga Khan’s city agenda

Hazar Imam_1.jpg
Source: 
www.nyoooz.com

Aga Khan IV has been guiding the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims since 1957 in religious, spiritual and temporal matters. A statement from the Aga Khan’s office said, “Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Humayun. On Wednesday, he will inaugurate Sundar Nursery, a sixteenth-century heritage garden adjacent to Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb, including its gardens, is the largest cultural project undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) till date.

Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (February 20 – March 01, 2018)

His Highness The Aga Khan meets with the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan   2018-02-21

VISIT OF HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN (20th February – 01st March, 2018)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2015 hrs
Arrive Delhi
Venue: AFS Palam
Photo Op: AV Media

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

1230 hrs
Meeting with the Vice President
Venue: Hyderabad House
Photo Op: Agencies Only

1615 hrs
Opening of Sunder Nursery
Venue: Hazrat Nizamuddin, Near Humanyu’s Tomb
Contact -Aga Khan Foundation

1830 hrs
Meeting with the Prime Minister
Venue: 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Thursday, February 22, 2018

1115 hrs
Call on the President
Venue: Rashtrapati Bhawan

Delhi High Courtt asks Aga Khan Foundation to beautify Amir Khusro Park

Amir Khusro Park, Delhi
Source: 
www.outlookindia.com

New Delhi, Jan 17 The Delhi High Court today asked Aga Khan Foundation to develop and carry out landscaping at the historic Amir Khusro Park in south Delhi, from where the authorities have recently removed illegal encroachers.

The court also turned down the submission of the Delhi Waqf Board counsel opposing the idea of allowing the foundation to beautify the park, claiming that the land belonged to the board which can take care of its property.

Speech to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking during the official dinner hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICC) in

Honourable Minister,
Mr President,
Members of the Committee,
Distinguished Guests,

Subz Burj: Oldest double-domed monument in the heart of city set to be renovated

Subz Burj: Oldest double-domed monument - New Delhi   2018-01-12
Source: 
www.nyoooz.com

(Source: Amit Mehra)The 22-metre high Sabz Burj, at the intersection of Mathura Road and Lodhi Road, has led a lonely life. The Sabz Burj has suffered abuse due to its location — there is pollution, traffic and accompanying vibrations,” said Nanda. Surrounded by the cacophony of screeching honks from cars, the sprawling lawns of the 16th Century tomb play host to mostly pigeons. “This project is significant because the monument is in the middle of the city, at a busy intersection… people will see the restoration work, it won’t be hidden,” said Nanda.

 AKDN assists with Clean India Mission.

Nagal Behen and her family decided to construct a toilet for themselves after they learnt about the importance of safe sanitatio
Source: 
devex.com

Universal health coverage is part of the world’s movement toward improved quality of life. The Sustainable Development Goals embody that vision for a healthier planet, with SDG 3 looking to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

Humayun's Tomb Site Museum launch

Humayun's Tomb Site Museum launch

His Highness the Aga Khan and Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma at the foundation ceremony of the Humayun's Tomb site museum.

AKDN / Narendra Swain

Source: 
akdn.org

Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon 1989-02-14

Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon  1989-02-14

Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon 1989-02-14


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