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Mental health can be defined as ‘a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.’

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, while May represents Mental Health Month in the United States. The occasion provides an ideal opportunity to ask and understand what mental health actually is, and to explore some of the existing perceptions around it. 

Thousands of spectators gathered to support participants at the DJSF National Games in Islamabad

Pakistan’s Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival (DJSF) recently reached its apex with an iconic National Games at the Jinnah Complex in Islamabad. Over 1,300 athletes from eight regions in the country competed for medals in 17 different sports, cheered on and supported by thousands more.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Mamnoon Hussain discussing matters of mutual interest at the Aiwan-e-Sadr

On the first full day of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Princess Zahra, called on His Excellency President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Pakistan’s Presidential Palace.

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with His Excellency President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on 8 December 2017.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in discussion with Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Khawaja Asif upon his arrival at Nur Khan Air Base, Islamabad

In December 2017, Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to Pakistan for his Diamond Jubilee visit. While there, he met with the Jamats in Islamabad and Karachi, and granted Diamond Jubilee Darbars to Jamats in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan. While in Karachi, Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the Aga Khan University Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals.

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