Aga Khan - Timeline - 1987

Aga Khan IV - Timeline - 1987


The Aga Khan Unit for Housing and Urbanisation was established at Harvard's Graduate School of Design with a gift of U.S. $530,000.00 from Mowlana Hazar Imam to complement the work of the Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture at Harvard. This Unit is an integral part of Harvard and the M.I.T.

January 6, 1987: Hazar Imam arrived at 3:30 p.m. at Dacca's Zia International Airport where he was greeted by President Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Prime Minister Mizanur Rahman Choudhury and other Government Ministers, Diplomatic Corps and Ismaili Leaders and members of the Ismaili community. Hazar Imam then proceeded to the State Guest House "Shugandha".

January 6, 1987: Hazar Imam was Guest of Honour at a dinner hosted by President Ershad at the Presidency "Bangabhabhan". President Ershad paid tributes to Hazar Imam and said: " the invaluable contribution of your illustrious family to the cause of suffering humanity, particularly of this sub-continent, is recorded in history." Hazar Imam in His speech held out the assurance that the Aga Khan Network of institutions and programmes in the economic, social and cultural fields will seek to continue to play their role here in Bangladesh as elsewhere in South Asia. (click here).

February 1987: Gave an interview titled "Unlikely Patriach".

March 18, 1987: Hazar Imam gave a keynote address to the International Development Conference in Washington, D.C. Hazar Imam told the delegates that the Third World development needed an environment ensuring confidence, predictability and trust.

Established housing and urbanisation research unit.

April 6, 1987: Attended a dinner at 10 Downing Street, London (Monday). Dinner was hosted by the Prime Minister and Mr. Denis Thatcher in honour of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Mohammad Khan Junejo.

April 8, 1987: Arrived in Lisbon, Portugal (Wednesday) and blessed Jamat with Holy Deedar. Hazar Imam visited the National School of Public Health with which the Aga Khan Foundation is collaborating in the field of health care.

April 1987: 3 day visit to Portugal where Mowlana Hazar Imam was Guest of Honour at a dinner hosted by President Mario Soares. Hazar Imam also met the Prime Minister Anibalkcavaco Silva and other Ministers.

April 1987: Tenth Annual seminar of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was held in Granada, Spain entitled "Architectural Education in the Islamic World". Seminar was opened by King Juan Carlos and held at the legendary Alhambra Palace. (click here). Also attending were Queen Sofia, Begum Salimah, Mata Salamat Om-e-Habibah and Prince Amyn Mohammad.

May 13, 1987: Accord with McMaster University for partnership in Education.

May 15, 1987: CIDA's participation in the AKF activities.

May 14, 1987: Hazar Imam spoke at the Globe & Mail Dinner in Toronto.

May 15, 1987: Hazar Imam was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by McMaster University at Hamilton Place in Hamilton, Ontario in recognition of his leadership in the advancement of health and education in the world. (speech). In a tribute to Hazar Imam, the President of the University Mr. Alvin Lee said, "In that Islamic tradition, which treasures education, rest the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and their religious leader, His Highness the Aga Khan." Hazar Imam, in His convocation address, discussed the issues of ethics and standards in Science. "Nations cannot assign these issues to a priesthood of science; they require the resources of the human spirit as well as the mind."

May 16, 1987: Hazar Imam met with M.I.T. students at Cambridge, Massachusets who were the first graduates of a new two-year post-graduate advanced degree programme in Architecture launched in 1985 under the aegis of the Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and M.I.T. At an informal ceremony, Hazar Imam presented the graduating students with a personal gift and a certificate enrolling as the first members of a newly founded Aga Khan Programme Alumni Association.

July 1987: King Juan Carlos of Spain presented Hazar Imam with the Gold Medal for Architecture at a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Madrid by the Higher Council of Spanish Architects.

August 1987: Costa Smeralda again in the news.

September 30, 1987: 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 andBegum Salimah who made a speech. During her speech, Begum Salimah made flattering remarks.

November 16, 1987: Hazar Imam began a six day visit to Chitral and Gilgit districts in Northern Pakistan. He was received at Chitral Airport by the Adviser to Chief Minister of NWFP, Mr. Saeed Ahmad Khan, other Government officials and leaders of the Jamat. This was part of a 15 days visit to Pakistan.

November 17, 1987: Hazar Imam laid the foundation of the Students' Hostel at Booni, Northern areas, Pakistan. In His speech, Hazar Imam said: "The architecture of the hostel will reflect building designs of the region; it will be earthquake-resistant and , Inshallah, a place of beauty and lightness." (click here)

November 17, 1987: At Gharamchashma, along a one-mile road leading from the pendal to the site of a lunch organised for Hazar Imam, the local Ismailis built 49 gaily decorated gates signifying the 49 Imams.

November 19, 1987: Hazar Imam opened the Aga Khan Academy at Karimabad, Hunza. In His speech, Hazar Imam said: "Education, it has been said, enables a person to "walk with confidence on unfamiliar ground. What is this Academy doing to prepare its young women to walk with confidence in a world of change?" (click here)

November 20, 1987: Signed Visitors' Book ofAKRSP with the words, "I have spent here in the Northern Areas one of the most inspiring and exciting weeks of my life. Words are shallow in comparison to the depth of feeling and admiration I have for the extraordinary achievements of AKRSP, and everyone connected with it, achieved in the last five years. Centuries of poverty and despair, human conflict and division appear to be fading into the past, as new light and hope are projected onto a future which people can believe in. Yes, words do fail .." Aga Khan.

December 7-9, 1987: More than 60 architects, scholars and critics attended the seminar in Malta organised by the Aga Khan Award. In his inaugural remarks, the acting President of Malta, His Excellency Mr. Paul Xuereb paid tribute to Mowlana Hazar Imam's "dedication to Architectural excellence.." This was not just an aesthetic pursuit, but "a commitment to a proper environment worthy of human beings," he said.

December 15, 1987: Mowlana Hazar Imam and Sir William Ryrie, Executive V.P. of International Finance Corporation sign an agreement to increase the capital of Industrial Promotion Services S.A. (Ivory Coast). Agreement was signed at Aiglemont to increase equity capital by U.S. $2.8 million to U.S. $4.2 million.


Mowlana Hazar Imam with Ismailis from Pakistan, in the Himalayas

Mowlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner at 10 Downing Street, London on Monday April 6, 1987.

McMaster Confers Degree on Mowlana Hazar Imam

Mowlana Hazar Imam at McGill, during the ceremony

Mowlana Hazar Imam

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Premier of Ontario The Hon. David Peterson met for private discussions at Queen's Park.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in conversation at the Globe & Mail Dinner. In the foreground is Mr. A. Roy Megarry, Publisher of the Globe & Mail who hosted the function.

Mowlana Hazar and Begum Salimah were guests at a private dinner hosted by the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney and his wife Mila.

Mowlana Hazar Imam meets the Hon. Monique Landry, Minister of External Relations at Rideau Gate before meetings.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

Mowlana Hazar Imam is presented the Gold Medal for Architecture by King Juan Carlos, Queen Dona Sofia looking on; at the Royal Palace, Madrid, July 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah and Her Majesty Queen Noor at the Ismaili Centre, London for the inauguration of the exhibition of Jordanian painting by Nicholas Egon, Sept. 30 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah and Her Majesty Queen Noor at the Ismaili Centre, London for the opening of the Zamana Gallery, Sept. 30 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam asking the tractor owner about drivers' salaries
Northern Areas.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Karimabad (Hunza, Northern Areas)
November 19, 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Chatorkhand (Northern Areas)- Deedar- November 20, 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Bakulti(Northern Areas)
November 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam in Garamchashma,
November 16, 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah, Kharadar
November 13, 1987

Mowlana Hazar Imam
Kharadar, Nov. 13,1987

Portrait of Mowlana Hazar Imam, Balkuti
Northern Areas

Mowlana Hazar Imam laying the foundation stone of the Aga Khan Hostel for Girls at Booni.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with leaders of sister communities at Chitral.

Mowlana Hazar Imam being received at Islamabad Airport by the Chairman of ITREB.

Mowlana Hazar Imam at the Waezeen Reference Library in the unit of the ITREB, Booni, Chitral.

Mowlana Hazar Imam blessing the Hunza Jamat

Mowlana Hazar Imam, Vazir Ashiqueali leaving The Aga Khan Medical Central, Sussom, Chitral.

Mowlana Hazar Imam, Shoab Sultan, the General Manager of AKRSP, Vazir Ashiqueali proceeding to the KRSP Project in Shoghor, Chitral.

Mowlana Hazar Imam with members of Village Organizations in Northern Area.

Chief Minister of Punjab, Mowlana Hazar Imam, President Zia-ul-Haq, Governor of Punjab, Prince Amyn at the Serena Opening, Faisalabad.

Mowlana Hazar Imam and President Zia-ul-Haq inaugurating the Serena Hotel at Faisalabad.

Mowlana Hazar Imam on a tractor in Northern Area.

Mowlana Hazar Imam inspecting a new breed cow.

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Vazir Ashiqueali at the National Council Dinner in Islamabad.

Mowlana Hazar Imam addressing the Chatorkhand Jamat.

Mowlana Hazar Imam
Karimabad Jamat.

Mowlana Hazar Imam
Garamchashma, Jamat.

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Sir William Ryrie, Executive Vice President of International Finance Corporation, at the signing ceremony of the Agreement on increase in the capital of IPS SA(Ivory Coast) in Aiglemont, December 15, 1987.

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