Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production called “Stories” launches soon in USA!

Calling all aspiring actors! The National Task Force for Arts and Culture is looking for talented individuals to audition for the signature Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production called “Stories”, which will be performed in your region. 

"Time and Knowledge" by Nizar MacNojia

The National Jubilee Arts Festival marks the ninth in a series of events organized in the USA to identify finalists for a new international Diamond Jubilee program.

A winter view of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby from the south-west.

The Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum (LIF) has announced that Mawlana Hazar Imam, at the invitation of the Government, has confirmed that he will visit Canada in early May 2018.

The National Jubilee Arts Festival was the largest cultural program organized in the USA. Hundreds of talented performers, film makers, and artists were selected from submissions at the eight regional festivals to showcase their work in Los Angeles.

‘Break For A Day’ participants enjoying themselves in a fun activity organised by young members of the Jamat.

Council for Junagadh in partnership with the Women’s Activity Portfolio, initiated a program called ‘Break For A Day’ at Junagadh Dhal road Jamatkhana. The sole objective of the programme was to encourage women to spend some time for their own happiness. Me-time is absolutely essential as is the time for others. Women of the community were encouraged to not develop a sense of guilt if they were spending some quality time for themselves.

 

 

Participants get creative at the art workshops.
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His Excellency Abdel-Ellah Sediqi, introducing the event at the Afghan Embassy in Paris.

The Ismaili Council for France, French NGO La Chaîne de l’Espoir, and the Aga Khan Development Network hosted an event on 10 April 2018 to present Dr Lee Hilling’s book A Place of Miracles. The event was held at the Afghan Embassy in Paris and was attended by representatives from the diplomatic and civil society sectors.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat

In a moment that was uniquely historic for the entire Jamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam granted a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Nairobi, Kenya on the very same grounds where the Imam had been installed during his Takht Nashini in 1957 when he acceded to the Imamat. This was also the same site where Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrated both his Silver and Golden Jubilees.

Pahela Boishakh- Bringing in 1425

Pahela Boishakh literally means the first day of Boishakh. Boishakh is the first month of the Bengali Calendar and it falls on the 14 April, each year. The Bengalis love to celebrate, be it the last day of the year, called Choitro Shonkranti or the first, adoringly known as Noboborsho, or the New Year.

Mawlana Hazar Imam signs the guest book at the State House in Nairobi as His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta look on.

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam at the State House in Nairobi on the second day of Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Kenya by leaders of the Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Nairobi, Kenya on 12 April to commence his Diamond Jubilee visit.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to leaders and members of the Jamat upon his arrival in Nairobi.

Mawlana Hazar Imam today arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for his Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya.

Popularly known as  'The Taj Mahal' of Mumbai, Hasnabad Mausoleum is part of the Heritage walk organised by the Communications team of the National Council for India.

With the arrival of our 46th Imam Hasanali Shah in India in the mid nineteenth century from Iran, there was a turning point in Ismaili history. The Imamat base shifted from Iran to India, and remained here till our 48th Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah shifted base to Europe in the early 20th Century. Various structures and monuments were established and maintained during this period in India. ’The Heritage walk’, one of the programs by the Communications team of the National Council for India aims to make our community and particularly the youth aware of the importance of our cultural and historical heritage and inculcate a sense of pride and appreciation of our historic cultural heritage. It also aims to help the community develop a harmonious relationship with our historical past. In pursuit of this objective, the Communications team has been regularly conducting walks in three historic areas of Darkhana, Agahall and Hasanabad in Mumbai since June 2017.

 

Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.

The World of the Fatimids, the newest exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum, launched on 12 March in Toronto. Prince Amyn delivered the keynote address for the opening of the exhibition, which explores the Fatimid period through artefacts and objects from the 10th and 11th centuries.

Two concerts set to dazzle Lisbon, featuring internationally acclaimed artists as never seen before, in a celebration of music this July.

Over the past few months, thousands of artists from around the world have participated in regional and national arts festivals as part of Jubilee Arts, a Diamond Jubilee international programme celebrating a wide range of artistic disciplines including dance, film, musical performance, visual arts, poetry, graphic design, and more.

The National Jubilee Arts Festival USA will be held in Los Angeles, CA from March 30 - April 1, 2018

On the joyous occasion of Navroz, we are happy to share with you a letter from the UK Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Teresa May, to the Ismaili Community. The letter is a reflection on 60 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam promoting peace, pluralism, improved quality of life and good governance.

Enlightenment Dome at Rays of Light

The Aga Khan Council for Kenya and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will once again host the updated Rays of Light exhibition in Town Jamatkhana from April 6th - 25th, 2018.  

The Tolerance statues are located in Buffalo Bayou Park in downtown Houston.

Buffalo Bayou Park in downtown Houston is home to seven glowing 10-foot sculptures, dedicated to tolerance. The sculptures, themselves named Tolerance, are open-weave, metal structures that depict kneeling human forms, with characters and symbols from nine different languages, created by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. The sculptures represent the seven continents.