CONCLUDING REMARKS AT THE SIXTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1981-10-22Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen
The seminar on the changing rural habitat organised by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is coming to an end, and I would like before anything else to thank the President and the members of the Architectural Society of China for their courtesy, their hospitality, their generosity and the warmth of their welcome. It has been for all of us a unique experience and I know that in the days ahead this experience will be continued and be enlarged, and we owe a great debt of gratitude to the Architectural Society of China.
OPENING REMARKS AT THE SIXTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1981-10-19Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
I want to begin by saying, quite simply, how delighted we are to be in China. China is a nation we constantly read about and discuss. But for most of us, myself included, it is the first time we have actually seen and visited this fascinating country. For that privilege we are indebted first to our hosts, the Architectural Society of China and especially its charming and most gifted President, Mr Yang Ting-bao.
The problem of the rural habitat is one of the most difficult problems'...
An interview held at Urumchi, Xinjiang, on Friday, October 30th, 1981 by Xinhua News Agency and representatives of the 'Xinkiang Gizetti' with Mawlana Hazar Imam, to elicit Mawlana Hazar Imam's views and comments on the holding in Beijing of the international seminar 'The Changing Rural Habitat' and on Mawlana Hazar Imam's subsequent visit in China.
What are the achievements of the seminar 'The Changing Rural Habitat'? and what is Your Highness' evaluation of these achievements?
Pir Shams opened 84 Jamatkhanas in China, about 800 years ago. The place of these Jamatkhanas as well as the names of their Mukhis/Kamadias are mentionned in one of his Ginan, which has 8,020 verses!
Pir Shams ouvrit 84 Jamatkhanas en Chine il y a environ 800 ans. L'endroit où sont situés ces Jamatkhanas, ainsi que le nom de leurs Mukhis/Kamadias, sont mentionnés dans un de ses Ginans, long de 8020 versets!