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The Youth Coordinating Forum (YCF), consisting of ITREB, Youth and Sports Committee and Education Committee organized a day long educational and entertainment program for youth ages 12-35 years on Thursday, August 15, 2019. 

The process of sharing information in today’s world is extremely intense. Significant and constant amounts of information are received through the media. Today’s written media has changed dramatically and this has become more pronounced with the introduction of desktop publishing and social media. To learn more about these trends, the National Council’s Communications and Publications Committee arranged a visit to Bangladesh’s leading and largest circulating English daily - The Daily Star.

The Aga Khan Council for Bangladesh, celebrated the World Speech Day (WSD). This is an annual event-taking place at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, every year for the past consecutive four years.

Salim-Sulaiman perform at a Jubilee Concert in Houston, Texas.

Renowned artists and composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have obtained accolades in the Indian film industry and have performed in a number of prominent spaces including at the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Their memorable songs such as ‘Jubilee Mubarak’, ‘Ali Mawla’, and ‘Shukran Allah’, which were performed on the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, still resonate in our minds. To coincide with the upcoming Aga Khan Music Awards, we spoke with the two brothers about their journey.

Can you imagine life in a place where the very ground you stand on is not stable and it is almost routine to see the land sliding into the river when it rains? Where people know their schools, fields, yards, and even their homes are on unstable ground?

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