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Participants of the heritage walk in the compound of Darkhana Jamatkhana, the first Jamatkhana established in Mumbai.

There are many Jamatkhanas in India, a handful of which have celebrated over a century of existence. In this article we will explore three of India’s oldest Jamatkhanas, including their histories, architecture, and the role they play in the community today.

During the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, tours were arranged for members of the Jamat to visit the Ismaili Centre and its gardens.

Two decades ago, on 11 July 1998, Mawlana Hazar Imam and then-President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio officially opened the Ismaili Centre Lisbon. The Centre’s 20th anniversary coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration held in Lisbon earlier this month, during which thousands of visitors attended the building and its gardens for guided tours.

Marking the historic occasion of his Diamond Jubilee, Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered an address to the Portuguese Parliament on 10 July 2018, in the presence of his family, government officials, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN. Following the address, Hazar Imam toured an exhibition entitled Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections, hosted at the Parliament building, São Bento Palace in Lisbon.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Mumbai.

On the final day of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee visit to India, the Jamat of Western India gathered on the grounds of Mumbai University's Kalina campus as Mawlana Hazar Imam graced them with a Diamond Jubilee Darbar.

Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Honourable Governor of Maharashtra in conversation with Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Raj Bhavan.  

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Honourable Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra at the Raj Bhavan on 01 March.

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