Diamond Jubilee Celebration to be staged in Lisbon in July 2018
Diamond Jubilee Celebration to be staged in Lisbon in July 2018
21 March 2018

The Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum (LIF) announced on 21 March that Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Portugal in July 2018 to attend events marking the conclusion of the Diamond Jubilee Year, including a Diamond Jubilee festival and a Darbar open to all Jamats.

A performance by artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble – Homayoun Sakhi on the Afghan rubab, Salar Nader on the tabla, and Wu Man on the pipa.
A performance by artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble – Homayoun Sakhi on the Afghan rubab, Salar Nader on the tabla, and Wu Man on the pipa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces new global prize for music
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces new global prize for music
21 March 2018

Today, Mawlana Hazar Imam announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Music Awards.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat of his Diamond Jubilee visit to USA.
Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat of his Diamond Jubilee visit to USA.
Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston
Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston
21 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam confirmed plans to build a high-profile centre in Houston on 22 March during his final Mulaqat of the USA Diamond Jubilee visit. He went on to say that the process of selecting architects is already underway with guidance from Hazar Imam’s brother Prince Amyn.

Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledges the completion of 1 million volunteer hours by the Ismaili community
Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledges the completion of 1 million volunteer hours by the Ismaili community
Prime Minister Trudeau joins Navroz celebrations at the Ismaili Centre Toronto
Prime Minister Trudeau joins Navroz celebrations at the Ismaili Centre Toronto
20 March 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the occasion of Navroz yesterday at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto where it was announced that the Ismaili CIVIC 150 initiative surpassed its pledge of service.

Members of the Jamat at an English as a Second Language class.
Members of the Jamat at an English as a Second Language class.
Seeking knowledge at all ages
Seeking knowledge at all ages
20 March 2018

Through a Skills Development Initiative, the Ismaili Council for the USA provides a support system for members of the Jamat seeking income enhancement and financial sustainability in an increasingly competitive economy.

Volunteers provide information to attendees for the Mulaqat events.
Volunteers provide information to attendees for the Mulaqat events.
Jamat arrives in Houston for Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat
Jamat arrives in Houston for Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat
20 March 2018

Over the last few days, volunteers have been ready at information and registration booths at the George R. Brown Convention Center to welcome Jamati members travelling to Houston for Mawlana Hazar Imam's historic visit.

Dr Amyn Alidina examines a patient.
Dr Amyn Alidina examines a patient.
Sharing knowledge to improve quality of life
Sharing knowledge to improve quality of life
19 March 2018

"I have always thought that the Jamat in this country would play a special role in the future of the Jamat world-wide, because this country is the leader in the knowledge society. I think that, there probably isn’t an area of human endeavor in which we do not have today, a murid who is exceptional in his own or her own field."
Mawlana Hazar Imam, Institutional Dinner, Atlanta, March 18, 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted upon his arrival in Houston by Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos as Dr. Barkat Fazal, President of the Ismaili Council for USA, looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted upon his arrival in Houston by Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos as Dr. Barkat Fazal, President of the Ismaili Council for USA, looks on.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Houston
18 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Houston yesterday for the second stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States. Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was welcomed with a sabre salute by the Texas A&M Ross Volunteers, the State of Texas’ official honor guard. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves goodbye to the Jamati leadership as he leaves the airport.
Mawlana Hazar Imam waves goodbye to the Jamati leadership as he leaves the airport.
Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomed by Texas officials in Houston
Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomed by Texas officials in Houston
18 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Houston today for the second stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States. Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was given a sabre salute by the Texas A&M Ross Volunteers, the State of Texas’ official honor guard who were also present during his Golden Jubilee visit to Texas in 2008.

Mawlana Hazar Imam applauding following remarks by the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott, as Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam applauding following remarks by the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott, as Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner looks on.
Governor Greg Abbott honors Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Texas
Governor Greg Abbott honors Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Texas
18 March 2018

Immediately upon his arrival in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, March 18, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a series of engagements, including meetings with Governor of Texas Greg Abbott and Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner, followed by a lunch reception with state officials and academic, business, and civil society leaders.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms bids farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he departs Atlanta.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms bids farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he departs Atlanta.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Atlanta
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Atlanta
18 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Atlanta today for the second stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States of America. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who earlier had issued a letter welcoming Hazar Imam and the Jamat to Atlanta, was at the airport to bid him farewell together with Jamati leaders.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with a Proclamation in recognition of his Diamond Jubilee.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with a Proclamation in recognition of his Diamond Jubilee.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Georgia's Governor in Atlanta
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Georgia's Governor in Atlanta
14 March 2018

“For 60 years, the Aga Khan has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to improving the human condition for the betterment of individuals and the advancement of societies around the world.” -Proclamation by the State of Georgia presented to Mawlana Hazar Imam, Atlanta, March 14, 2018.

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