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.
With the arrival of our 46th Imam Hasanali Shah in India in the mid nineteenth century from Iran, there was a turning point in Ismaili history. The Imamat base shifted from Iran to India, and remained here till our 48th Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah shifted base to Europe in the early 20th Century. Various structures and monuments were established and maintained during this period in India. ’The Heritage walk’, one of the programs by the Communications team of the National Council for India aims to make our community and particularly the youth aware of the importance of our cultural and historical heritage and inculcate a sense of pride and appreciation of our historic cultural heritage. It also aims to help the community develop a harmonious relationship with our historical past. In pursuit of this objective, the Communications team has been regularly conducting walks in three historic areas of Darkhana, Agahall and Hasanabad in Mumbai since June 2017.
In the third conversation of the series at the interface of “Citizenship, Identity & Religion” which was moderated by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, architect Farouk Noormohamed engaged with the conception of art as a cultural implication. Showcasing the importance of both modern and traditional art, Farouk explained that within architecture, “heritage is translated into a built form taking into consideration several components including utility, context and time.”
Professor Dauvergne, political scientist and distinguished author of “Environmentalism of the Rich”, discussed how environmentalism has played a particularly significant role in the modern realm – shedding light on the dire effects of microplastics and corporate consumption.
Seven young and vibrant speakers gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on March 15 for World Speech Day, a day to celebrate speeches and speech making through live speaking events across the world.