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Young learners and their teachers at the Aga Khan Early Childhood Development centre in Khorog, Tajikistan, enjoying a moment of outdoor play.

We often hear that the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow; that they will shape the future; and that the destiny of humankind lies in their hands. On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, 5 October 2019, we explore the positive impact made by teachers and educators within the Jamat and beyond.

Mawlana Hazar Imam together with other Padma award recipients at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residents of the President of India. Government of India

New Delhi, 8 April 2015 — In a ceremony held today at the at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President of India, His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee bestowed upon Mawlana Hazar Imam the Padma Vibhushan, one of India’s highest civilian decorations.

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits with the Honourable Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India at Panchavati, the official Prime Ministerial residence. Government of India

New Delhi, 7 April 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam called on the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India today, visiting them at their respective official residences.

Ismaili Council President Gulam Rahimtoola welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the India Jamat. Aziz Ajaney

New Delhi, 6 April 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in India today for a week-long visit during which he will receive the Padma Vibhushan. Hazar Imam is also expected to lay the foundation stone for a site museum and visitor’s centre for Humayun’s Tomb.

A counselor helps participants tie-die shirts during a self-expression activity at an Ismaili summer camp.

Each year, many Ismaili youth from all over North America spend their summers at camps organised by the Jamati institutions. They learn about the importance of being responsible members of the society, compete at various sports and games and take on leadership roles – all while growing, discovering, playing, and making friends.

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