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

Pashu-Sakhis  which means “friends of the animals” in Hindi
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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

anganwadi_with_children_1.jpg
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

Speech at the West Bengal Legislative Assembly. 1962-09-22

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SPEECHES BOOK II – PG 98 - 99

On 22nd September 1962 at Calcutta (India) an address of welcome was presented to Mowlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Aga Khan by Shri Keshab Chandra Basu, the speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.

Speech at the All Nations Club of Calcutta (India) Dinner 1962-09-22

Source: 
SPEECHES BOOK II – PG 96 - 97

All Nations Club of Calcutta (India) gave a Dinner in Honour of His Royal Highness Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan on 22nd of September 1962.

His Excellency Shri Shanker Das Banarji, the Finance Minister of West Bengal (India) welcoming His Royal Highness, paid glowing tributes and said, “Your position, therefore, is that of a world citizen, who can make a large contribution towards creating goodwill among men, understanding and co-operation among nations.

His Royal Highness in his reply said, :

“Your Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen:

Foundation Stone Laying ceremony of the new hostel of Kamar Education Trust 1962-09-16

Source: 
SPEECHES BOOK II – PG 94 - 95

Your Excellency, members of Kamar Education Trust:

Let me begin by saying how very happy I am to be amongst you today and how honoured I am that you should have invited me to lay the Foundation Stone of this Hostel. The kind words which you have spoken about my late Grandfather have touched me deeply as he was not only a great Muslim but the revered head of my family for over three quarters of a century.

Prince Aly Muhammad visited India for AKDN work 2019-02-19

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Prince Aly Muhammad visited Gujerat, India for AKDN work in February 2019

Speech at the Foundation laying ceremony of Abdul Wahed Moledina School 1962-09-30

Source: 
ismaili.net

Never in the history of Mankind has the speed of change been so great. Until some years ago, only the philosophers and astronomers had thought of the other worlds. All our children will have to think of them, for our boys and girls will certainly have the occasion to visit them.

This extraordinary widening of the horizons of mankind is something for which we must prepare our children and if the aim of education is to equip our young generations with the weapons with which to meet the future, then surely your institute is doing the most noble service.

Prince Aly Muhammad visits India 2019-02-19

Prince Aly Muhammad visits India 2019-02-19

PRINCE ALY MUHAMMAD IS IN INDIA THIS WEEK FOR AKDN WORK 2019-02-19

Source: 
ismaili.net

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
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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.

Sultan Muhammad Shah

Sultan Muhammad Shah

His Highness the Aga Khan led the prayers at Calcutta, India, where he spent a few days. When he is weighed in diamonds, the proceeds will be handed over to charity. An autographed study of the Aga Khan, seen with his wife the Begum, in Calcutta, India, on Dec. 13, 1945. (AP Photo)

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www.postbulletin.com

Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad awarded as one of India’s top 100 brands

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body,
Source: 
5dariyanews.com

URS AsiaOne Magazine felicitated the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad at the 3rd edition of India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18 awards ceremony at Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai recently.

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.

Qutb Shahi tombs back to days of yore

Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been carrying out conservation and restoration works at the heritage park.
Source: 
telanganatoday.com

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with the State government and Tata Trust has completed conservation works on 25 monuments and landscape restoration over a 20 acres zone at Qutb Shahi Heritage Park.

The restoration initiative had master-craftsmen clocking 1,50,000 man-days of work to restore structural stability and grandeur of the monuments, a press release from Aga Khan Trust said.

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan was among the eminent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri

Source: 
indianexpress.com

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan, others receive Padam Vibhushan

Prince Karim Aga Khan was among the eminent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri

Source: 
indianexpress.com

AKF - Want to Create Pathways of Adaptability And Development Through Education, Says Matt Reed

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
www.india.com

New Delhi, Mar 20: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is working in 30 countries. In India, AKDN activities span the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. In a conversation with Zee News, on the sidelines of the Zee Literature Festival, Matt Reed, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and of AKDN, said his organisation hopes to create pathways of adaptability and development through education.

Aga Khan to set up children's cancer hospital in city: Fadnavis 2018-03-03

The Aga Khan met governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis  2018-03-01
Source: 
mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, met governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had called on him at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, on Friday. The spiritual leader, who is the founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), emphasised on developing expertise in oncology and cardiology.

Rise and serve the nation, Aga Khan tells community

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with Governor and Chief Minister of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao  2018-03-02
Source: 
timesofindia.indiatimes.com

MUMBAI: The Aga Khan IV, Imam or spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder-chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has called upon his community members to serve the nation and understand the importance of early childhood education.

The Aga Khan was in the city on Thursday as part of a 10-day visit to India to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of his Imamat.

The leader also told his followers that India is a country of opportunities and it is the duty of every citizen to live with optimism, avail the opportunities and lead an ethical life here.

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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