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One of the initiatives during the Diamond Jubilee year of The National Task force for Jamati Programs and activities was the Global Village Program which encouraged the jamat to reflect on their own prejudices and showcase cultural diversity through various performances.

The landmark events that you live through create milestones in your memories, highlighting your life’s progress. You can look back at your life so far and these events, like postcards, will flash through your mind: your first pay cheque, the day you got married, the moment you first laid eyes on your newborn baby. The Jubilee of an Imam is one such event that holds a lasting impression and a sense of joy in the mind and heart of a murid. Some people are lucky to experience more than one Jubilee of an Imam. Some even luckier, experiencing Jubilee events of two different Imams in their lifetime. But it is a rare few that are blessed enough to experience two Diamond Jubilees of two successive Imams within their lifetime.

 

Diamond Jubilee can be summed up in one word for 15 million Ismailis all over the world: celebration. Celebration of our faith, celebration of our Mawla, and celebration of our proud community. And the celebration of 60 years was made 60 times more joyous by none other than the iconic musician duo Salim-Sulaiman, who, with their music made this event, come to life. 

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.

Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.

At a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal. The prestigious recognition builds on existing collaborations between the UCSF and AKDN, and particularly the University’s support for training and research programmes at the Aga Khan University.

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