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Empowerment of women is one of the core objectives of the Programme’s interventions.

Jubilees have traditionally been occasions for Mawlana Hazar Imam to launch new projects and programmes, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in India, which was launched during his Silver Jubilee. As we approach the end of Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to India, we asked Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India Chief Executive Officer Apoorva Oza to share with us his reflections on the Programme.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Gordon Campbell, Canada's Representative to the Ismaili Imamat meet at Aiglemont. AKDN / Cécile Genest

Gouvieux, France, 4 March 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam received His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canada's Representative to the Ismaili Imamat at Aiglemont today.

Pictured here on their wedding day, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have announced the birth of their first child, Prince Irfan. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte

Aiglemont, 24 October 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam informed the Jamat today that Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa are expecting their first child. Around the world, Ismailis are gathering in Jamatkhanas to celebrate the happy news.

Prince Rahim and Ms Kendra Spears.

On 26 April 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim, to Ms Kendra Spears of Seattle, Washington, the United States.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers acceptance remarks after being awarded the 2011 UCSF Medal at the University’s Founders Day Banquet.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers his acceptance remarks at a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April 2011, after being presented with the University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.

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