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Athletes bearing the Indian flag follow the Jubilee Games Fanous at a ceremony in Mumbai. Shams Maredia

The 109 athletes who will represent India at the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai were presented at a lively ceremony held in Mumbai in May. They were received by an enthusiastic, cheering Jamat.

Toronto photography workshop students experiment with using their cameras to "write with light." Mike Sakis

An extraordinary exhibition of more than 120 photographs made by youth from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Canada opens on 30 April 2016 at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Dr Farhad Daftary signs books for audience members at a book launch event in Mumbai, India earlier this month. ITREB India

The Co-Director of the IIS, Dr Farhad Daftary was recently in Mumbai to launch two new publications that trace the progress of modern Ismaili studies from the contributions of Wladimir Ivanow to contemporary times. The event was an opportunity for bridge-building among communities that share a common history.

Young Ismailis from the rural areas of Gujarat attend a camp in Surat. Rural communities make up 70 per cent of India's population. Ismaili Council for India

“The future is really bright, if you know where to shine the light,” says Alisha Sonawalla, a self-acclaimed culture enthusiast. She is one of many Ismaili youth in India, who see a bright future for their country — one they are keen to shape with their optimism and confidence.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking with AKTC staff in 2015 after touring the Sundar Nursery and Batashewala complex with Prince Aly Muhammad, Princess Zahra and her children, Sara and Iliyan.

During his visit to India earlier this month, Mawlana Hazar Imam and his family visited the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, where conservation work is being carried out by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Days earlier, Hazar Imam and and his family had toured Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.

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