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SPEECH AT THE TAKHT NASHINI CEREMONY Nairobi - 1957-10-22

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Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Your Worship, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children

I am most grateful for your kind address. On behalf of the Ismaili community and myself, I would like to thank all those in Nairobi who have contributed to such a wonderful welcome here.

I have been very moved by everyone's kindness, especially by the hospitality given me by His Excellency the Governor and Lady Baring.

SPEECH AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE AKF/WHO CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE OF HOSPITALS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE - 1981-11-22

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Your Excellency President Zia-ul-Haq, Your Excellency Dr Jogezai, Dr Mahler, Mr Perinbam, Distinguished Guests

To you all I extend a warm and sincere welcome to the inaugural session of this conference on 'The Role of Hospitals in Primary Health Care'.

SPEECH BY H. H. The Aga Khan in Kenya - 1966-11-21

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The leaders of all African Countries today are faced with the need to raise the living standards of the mass of their peoples from mere subsistence level to a point where men and women can develop the full potential of their minds and bodies. The problem in Africa assumes urgent political dimensions if only because expectations are so much higher than they used to be. This is quite understandable when you remember the hopes that were raised during the battle for independence.

THE UNIQUE TECHNICAL REVOLUTION - Speech to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 1964-12-21

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This speech was delivered at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad by H.R.H. The Agakhan in December, 1964.

I am grateful and honoured by your kind invitation to me to-night, and I am sincerely thankful to you for having given me this occasion to meet the industrial and business elite of this historical and beautiful city.

Speech at the IPS Luncheon Dacca - 1970-01-29

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Speech by His Royal Highness The Aga Khan at the IPS Luncheon, Dacca on January 29, 1970

'May I first thank the Director of IPS for giving me further practice in the digestive art of delivering a speech in the middle of the day after a substantial luncheon. If you promise not to fall asleep. I will do my best to keep talking.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SEERAT AT KARACHI - 1976-03-12

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Mowlana Kauser Niazi, Your Excellencies, Eminent Scholars.

SPEECH AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY THE FEDERATION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY - 1958-01-28

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Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen

I thank you for your kindness in inviting me to this function tonight and giving me an opportunity to meet the representatives of an important section of the business and industrial community of Karachi.

You have referred to the advice I gave on another occasion to the members of my own community to assist in the building of this country.

SPEECH AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE FIRST AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1980-10-23

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Mr President, Mr M'Bow, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen

Within life's span there are days of special happiness, days of pride and days of humility. This is such a day for me. It represents the culmination of a vigorous effort, hope, and deep conviction that a significant change can be achieved in the environment in which Muslims live.

OPENING REMARKS AT THE FIFTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL - 1980-05-04

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I would like to begin by thanking His Majesty King Hussein for honouring us by opening our seminar. His participation clearly illustrates Jordan's concern for the evolution of Islamic architecture. I wish to welcome His Majesty most warmly, and to express our great pleasure at this opportunity to hold the fifth seminar of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1980-10-23

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Highlights from the Speech by Hazar Imam at the Award Presentation Ceremony - Shalimar Gardens
-Within life's span, there are days of special happiness, days of pride and days of humility. This is such a day for me. It represents the culmination of a vigorous effort, hope and deep conviction that a significant change can be achieved in the environment in which Muslims live.

Speech - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL</I> - 2005-10-04

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Presiding OfficerFirst Minister
My Lords and Ladies
Fellow Recipients
Ladies and Gentlemen

My sincere thanks to the Scottish Parliament for welcoming us here today in this magnificent building, in the homeland of Andrew Carnegie.

Dr. Robinson, thank you for your most generous remarks. It is especially humbling to hear these kind words from an individual of such great accomplishment, who has served not only her own country with distinction, but also the global cause of human rights.

S620500 ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: AFRICA AND THE COMMONWEALTH-1962-05-14

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Speeches, Ii, Pp. 87-88

"Very few modern African leaders fail to recognise the advantages of continued association with the Commonwealth or in the case of the former French African territories with the French Community. The Commonwealth may well become one of the principal means of fulfilling the very justifiable ambition of nearly all African leaders to remain outside the cold war."

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN-1961-10-16

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Speeches, Ii, Pp. 75-76

Mr. Chairman, Chief Minister, Your Worship the Mayor, Sheriff of Bombay, Ladies and Gentlemen:

I would like to begin by thanking the Chairman and Members of the Maharashtra Friendship Society for their very kind address and reception. My visit to Bombay is short and I am, therefore, all the more appreciative that this reception should be on my day of arrival.

It has given me the wonderful opportunity to meet once again the many friends whom I have not seen since my last visit here.

Speech at the 'Rotary Club'-1961-05-13

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Speeches, II, Pp. 68-72

Mr. Chairman, Ladies & Gentlemen:

If I had been the president I would have fined the sergeant-at-arms for being a treacherous feminist and not fining the ladies present today.

May I first say how much I enjoy being back in Mombasa again - a town which I always remember for its friendliness and hospitality, for its welcome and also to the police who have escorted me so faithfully and so resistedly - indeed when I went to Bamburi Beach yesterday afternoon, I had a notion that they might be joining me for a swim.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN-1960-10-02

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Speeches, Ii, Pp. 34-35

His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan inaugurated the Urdu University at Karachi. 80 years old, Dr. Molvi Abdul Haq in his address of welcome recalled the historic occasion which happened 64 years ago at Aligarh when Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan who was as old as he himself, presented an address of welcome to His late Royal Highness Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III, who was as young as the present Aga Khan.

In his address, His Royal Highness said:

Aga Khan Urges Investment in the Quality of African Journalism and a respect for Pluralism - 2005-05-22

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) Conference in Kenya.

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today emphasised the importance of both press freedom and excellence in journalism in order to help build Africa's future.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress and 54th General Assembly held in Kenya, the Aga Khan stressed the need for journalists to acquire deeper and broader knowledge of new and complex issues that confront Africa.

Event - 1960-09-26

1960, September 26: Mowlana Shah Karim also visited Prince Aga Khan's Boys'/Girls' Secondary and Nursery Schools of Kharadhar, Pakistan.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN
H.R.H.PRINCE AGA KHAN'S BOYS'& GIRLS' SECONDARY & NURSERY SCHOOL KHARADAR, KARACHI, PAKISTAN
August 27, 1960

(Speeches. Vol 2 pgs. 21-22)

AGA KHAN: PLURALISM CRUCIAL FOR CIVIL SOCIETY - 2003-05-06

Prince Karim Aga Khan speaking in Tashkent

Tashkent: Aga Khan at the Business Forum in Tashkent. In the closing event at the EBRD Business Forum in Tashkent, the Aga Khan spoke of development as a multifaceted process. He stressed that engagement must be 'permanent and localised'. President Lemierre not only thanked the Aga Khan for sharing his thoughts and experiences with the Bank, but also echoed his remarks: 'Banking is not only about money', he said. It is also about development, poverty alleviation, and the support of civil society.

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Neither profit nor non-profit ventures can be fully effective in serving societies unless there exists what I call an enabling environment for development.


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