Aga Khan Health Board for Mehdipatnam celebrates Diamond Jubilee Health Week. The week that began with fitness activities and laughter therapy continued with mothers planning healthy diet for their toddlers. Topics like dealing with depression and ill-effects on consumption of tobacco were brought into light. Seniors of the Jamat were delighted with the sing along sessions while adults got to revisit their childhood memory lane. The week ended on a healthier note where the Jamat got to taste healthy delicacies.

 

'Trip to Lisboa' named PHOTOGRAPHY floor was recreated with photo panels, information desks, tour guides and photographers, on 8th June, 2018, Sunday at 12pm, in the Garden Housing Society, Hyderabad.

 

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin.

His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland and his wife Sabina Mary Coyne, today received Mawlana Hazar Imam at their official residence Áras an Uachtaráin. The occasion honoured Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, which concluded last month.

Seattle I-CERV volunteers help Food Lifeline prepare 91,000 lbs of food for those in need.

In celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, Ismaili volunteers came together across the country to serve their communities to mark the end of Ramadan.

Seen in the photograph at the time of inauguration of water filter project are Mrs. Kanchan Choudhary - President, Municipal Council Yavatmal with other ward members, President of the Ismailia Urban Credit Co-op. Society Mr. Salim Lalani and directors of society, Mukhisaheb - Kamadiasaheb and other dignitaries.

Yavatmal District in Maharashtra was facing drought during the last year due to insufficient rainfall and there was heavy scarcity of drinking water in the area. Keeping this in mind the Board of Directors of The Ismailia Urban Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd. Yavatmal started a project to provide safe and pure RO filtered drinking water at minimal cost not only to Yavatmal Jamat but to all communities in the area.

 

Participating entrants were invited to an exclusive red carpet opening event to mark the launch of the International Film Festival.

As part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, the inaugural Jubilee Arts International Film Festival was held in Lisbon last month. NOS Cinemas at the Vasco da Gama mall in Portugal’s capital hosted over 20,000 visitors, who watched film submissions screened in six movie theatres over the course of four days. 

During the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, tours were arranged for members of the Jamat to visit the Ismaili Centre and its gardens.

Two decades ago, on 11 July 1998, Mawlana Hazar Imam and then-President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio officially opened the Ismaili Centre Lisbon. The Centre’s 20th anniversary coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration held in Lisbon earlier this month, during which thousands of visitors attended the building and its gardens for guided tours.

An International Art Gallery attendee snaps a photo of one of the pieces of art on display.

During the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, the Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery displayed 129 works of art, selected from thousands of submissions around the world. Through paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, installations, digital art, and mixed media, artists showcased the talent and rich diversity within the global Jamat. Artist spotlights, guest panels, workshops, and the art gallery itself engaged, educated, and awed visitors and artists.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Lisbon, as Prince Amyn looks on.

Over 40,000 members of the Jamat from over 45 countries around the world assembled at Feira Internacional de Lisboa for one of the largest Jamati gatherings in modern history and the final Darbar of the Diamond Jubilee year on 11 July 2018. 

The Diamond Jubilee Alliances Conference is an energetic two-and-a-half day conference to enable an interactive knowledge exchange with talented Ismaili professionals from our various Alliance groups including Finance, Education, Media and Communications, Healthcare, Technology, Legal, Public Service, Business, and Finance.

Leaders of the Jamat and AKDN bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his departure from Lisbon.

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Portugal on 12 July, concluding a seven-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the country as well as the Diamond Jubilee year.

Mawlana Hazar Imam ordains the instrument to designate the Henrique de Mendonça Palace as the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat on 11 July 2018.

At a ceremony earlier today, marking the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, Mawlana Hazar Imam officially designated the premises located at Rua Marquês de Fronteira in Lisbon — the Henrique de Mendonça Palace — as the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat, and declared that it be known as the “Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat”. The ceremony was attended by members of the Imam’s family including Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa with their children Prince Irfan and Prince Sinan, Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad as well as leaders of the Jamat from around the world.

Mashid-e-Shah, Isfahan, Iran, completed in 1629 in the Safavid period.

The Jubilee Arts Festivals, held in countries across the world and culminating in the International Arts Festival in Lisbon in the coming days, has engaged the creative talent of the global Jamat for the past year. This is the first undertaking of its kind, bringing together Ismailis from around the world to celebrate art, film, photography, dance, music, and other forms of artistic expression.

The Jamati Members and volunteers embracing the counter showcasing many types of bird feeders which would then be distribute among the houses nearby

With the intent of doing something for other living creatures in the habitat, a team of members got together and brainstormed of a way to help our aviary neighbours – nature’s flying machines - by providing Bird water feeders for our winged friends, to get a little respite, particularly in the hot, dry summer when water can be hard to find.

 

Farmers from Sangodra showing off their turmeric crop which was grown under the guidance of the United Farmers Alliance and the Junagadh Agriculture University

Raju Bhai Kotadia (name changed) was a troubled man – besides the usual issues such as weather dependence, market prices and input availability that one would normally associate a farmer with, he was very concerned about damage to his crops by stray animals. Most nights he would stay up guarding his field from damage by these animals to which he sometimes lost as much as 30% of his produce.

 

Facilitators group at the end of the programme.

Aashayein, a 20-day residential camp is conducted every year for the Ismaili youth between 16 - 22 years who live in the rural belts of Northern and Southern Saurashtra. Southern India Region has been hosting this camp for the last two years; this year the camp was held from 6th to 25th May. Aashayein includes  Personality Development and Self Enhancement Programs, English Training, Computer Training, City Skills, Entrepreneurial Development and Adventure Zone Activities for the youth

Dr. Hussein Rashid’s audience with Pope Francis at a conference on environmental care in September 2016

Professor Hussein Rashid discusses his work, perceptions of Muslims, cosmopolitan ethics, attitudes towards faith, materialism, and religious and cultural literacy.

For generations the Ismaili community is known for their love for music.  The stage was set at the Hasanabad grounds in Mazgaon for an all-India band competition of Scouts and Guides bands from Mumbai, Secunderabad, Surat, Hyderabad and Pune. A total of 14 bands took centre stage. The competition was an opportunity for the Scouters and Guiders who have been playing for the band and also training other kids to play in the band to fulfil a time-honoured tradition. 

 

The exhibited artwork to be displayed in Lisbon has been selected from thousands of submissions through National Arts Festivals around the world.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018 will host the inaugural Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival this July. The International Art Gallery will feature art pieces from all over the world, and provides an opportunity for budding artists to get involved through workshops and panels.