Ismaili Council for India President Ashish Merchant presented a loyalty address to Mawlana Hazar Imam on behalf of the Jamat. Hazar Imam was presented with a gift of an Ivory and Wood Inlaid Cabinet dating back to 16th - 17th century Mughal India. The cabinet is decorated with highly ornamental sadeli (micro-mosaic work), comprised of geometric motifs and detailing. The highly skilled craft of sadeli has a storied history in India and the Middle East; ostensibly introduced from Shiraz in Persia via Sindh to Bombay.
Hazar Imam expressed happiness over his Diamond Jubilee visit to India, and conveyed guidance and blessings to the Jamat in India and across the world. Following the Darbar, Mawlana Hazar Imam spent time reviewing artwork produced by children of the India Jamat conveying messages of love to Hazar Imam.