In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
On 19 May 2017, the Architectural League of New York awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam the President’s Medal, its highest and most important honour. The occasion highlighted the values of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established 40 years ago.
A little over a year ago, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan launched a sports training programme, which proved to be popular and successful ahead of the 2016 Jubilee Games. This winter, the Youth and Sports Board expanded the programme to include golf, ice skating and ice hockey.
To mark International Education Week, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted an education fair in November that was attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan.
Dushanbe, 6–7 December 2014 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted the 4th Winter Handicraft fair and International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which brought together more than 50 artisans presenting Tajik national crafts from various regions of the country.
Dushanbe, 3 December 2014 — A national conference on tourism development in Tajikistan, organised by the Committee on Youth, Sports and Tourism under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, was held at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.