Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was received by Casey Cagle, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Georgia; Abby Turano, Deputy Commissioner for International Relations at the Georgia Department of Economic Development; Daniel Gordon, Chief Operating Officer of the City of Atlanta’s Office of the Mayor, as well as leaders of the Jamat.
As Mawlana Hazar Imam landed, he was welcomed with an official salute by the Atlanta Police Department Honor Guard. This was followed by a performance of both the Nashid al-Imamah and the US National Anthem by the national 116th Army Band.
While in the US, Mawlana Hazar Imam is visiting Georgia and Texas, where he is scheduled to meet with the Governors of both states. He will also meet with the USA Jamat during Mulaqats in Atlanta and Houston.
Hazar Imam was most recently in the US in October and November 2017, when he received the United Nations Foundation’s Champion for Global Change award, and was presented with the Asia Society’s Game Changer Lifetime Achievement Award, both in New York City.