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Begum Salimah

Interview with Princess Salimah Aga Khan by Sameera Gokhale 2008-07-03

Princess Salimah Aga Khan   2008-07-03

Sameera Gokal: Could you please start off by telling us your name and what cause you

Princess Salimah: My name is Salimah Aga Khan, and I was asked to be the first
International Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages. I had already been devoted to SOS
Children’s Villages since 1995.

Sameera Gokal: What exactly is your role as an ambassador for SOS?

Princess Salimah: It is … to do as I’m told (laughing). My role is to be a bridge between SOS
and local authorities, and also to go see the villages and mothers. I think it’s a role which I need

Text of Begum Salimahs speech at Zamana Gallery - 1987-09-30

Begum Salimah with her 3 children: Princess Zahra Aga Khan (born 18 September 1970) Prince Rahim Aga Khan (born 12 October 1971)

September 30, 1987Your Excellencies My Lord Madam Mayor Ladies and Gentlemen It is a great honour for me to welcome Her Majesty the Queen of Jordan.
I would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Her Majesty for having made this visit to London to open the exhibition of Mr Nicholas Egon's paintings of Jordan.

Jordan inhabited since the earliest ages known to man, is a land in which many great civilisations have flourished, each leaving a precious legacy.

Event - 1987-09-30

The Chief Patron with ZG Directors Taj Kurji, Hassan-uddin Khan, Haider Ladhuu Jaffer, Nurdin Jivraj and Ameer Janmohamed. Pictu

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan inaugurates an exhibition of Jordanian paintings by British artist Nicholas Egon at the Zamana Gallery in presence of Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah who made a speech. During her speech, Begum Salimah made flattering remarks.

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