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Two young Ismailis, Shams Charania and Sabreena Merchant, are now in the forefront of reporting for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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On Saturday 14 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar at the Main International Centre, Universidade Village, Kazan. Hazar Imam was joined by members of his family, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.

In a captivating occasion in Kazan on 13 September 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam presided over the prize-giving ceremony of 14th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. In his speech, Hazar Imam described several ways in which architecture can blend differing perspectives, and reiterated its potential to inspire and enrich creative dialogue.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted at Kazan International Airport by Mintimer Shaimiev, State Counsellor of Tatarstan.

Earlier today, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kazan, Russia to preside over the 14th ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Hazar Imam was joined by Princess Zahra and her daughter Sara; Prince Hussain and his fiancée Ms Elizabeth Hoag; and Princess Salwa and Prince Irfan.

Upon his arrival into Kazan, Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with an offering of traditional dishes from Russia and Tatarstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kazan, Russia, on 11 September 2019. Later this week, Hazar Imam will preside over the 14th ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The Award is presented every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation, and landscape architecture.

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