Prince Amyn was conferred with the Medal of Honour of Porto at a ceremony held at the Mayor’s official residence.
Prince Amyn was conferred with the Medal of Honour of Porto at a ceremony held at the Mayor’s official residence.
Video: Prince Amyn conferred with Medal of Honour of the City of Porto
17 July 2019

As Portugal’s second largest city, Porto is known for its heritage, industry, and culture. During a ceremony at the Mayor of Porto's official residence, Prince Amyn was conferred with the Medal of Honour of the City on 9 July 2019.

Miguel Pereira Leite, President of the Municipal Assembly of Porto, congratulates Prince Amyn upon his conferral of the Medal of Honour of Porto.
Miguel Pereira Leite, President of the Municipal Assembly of Porto, congratulates Prince Amyn upon his conferral of the Medal of Honour of Porto.
Prince Amyn receives Medal of Honour of the City of Porto
Prince Amyn receives Medal of Honour of the City of Porto
17 July 2019

At a ceremony in Porto on 9 July, Prince Amyn was conferred with the Medal of Honour of the City by Mayor Mr Rui Moreira, in recognition of his patronage of the arts. 

From Left to Right, Sonal Dhanani, Khurram Lalani, Samina Baig, and Karishma Ali, all of whom have been appointed to Pakistan's National Youth Council.
From Left to Right, Sonal Dhanani, Khurram Lalani, Samina Baig, and Karishma Ali, all of whom have been appointed to Pakistan's National Youth Council.
Four Ismailis among thirty-three members selected for the National Youth Council by Pakistan's Prime Minister
Four Ismailis among thirty-three members selected for the National Youth Council by Pakistan's Prime Minister
13 July 2019

Four young Ismailis from Pakistan have been appointed onto the 33-member National Youth Council (NYC) recently established by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. The council’s mandate is to work for the upliftment of Pakistani youth and influence national policy and decision-making. Its members are prominent figures from various fields including Education, Sports, Religion, Economics, and the Arts. 

"Art is a universal language, which transcends cultural boundaries by telling a story about a particular time and place. It encourages us to search deeper within, and thus learn more about ourselves."
"Art is a universal language, which transcends cultural boundaries by telling a story about a particular time and place. It encourages us to search deeper within, and thus learn more about ourselves."
Interview with Jenny Datoo and Nabila Samji, Jubilee Arts Project Leads
Interview with Jenny Datoo and Nabila Samji, Jubilee Arts Project Leads
9 July 2019

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival, The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Jenny Datoo, Project Lead, and Nabila D. Samji, Deputy Project Lead. Jenny and Nabila look back and reflect on the journey of Jubilee Arts, from its conception, through to national events, the International Arts Festival, and the programme's continuing legacy.

During the Jubilee Arts programme, Sara Janmohamed created and submitted a mandala — a geometric figure of spiritual significance — which was selected to be displayed at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon. The name of Hazrat Ali written in Arabic appears in the centre.
During the Jubilee Arts programme, Sara Janmohamed created and submitted a mandala — a geometric figure of spiritual significance — which was selected to be displayed at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon. The name of Hazrat Ali written in Arabic appears in the centre.
Shining a spotlight on young Ismaili artists
Shining a spotlight on young Ismaili artists
9 July 2019

Young members of the Jamat had the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents through the Jubilee Arts initiative at various regional and national events around the world during the Diamond Jubilee year. Artists as young as 6 years of age submitted entries, and a number of them were selected to represent their Jamats at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon (IAF) last July.

The International Arts Festival in Lisbon, showcased the finest artistic talent of the global Jamat, and coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, where over 40,000 Ismailis from around the world came together in July 2018.
The International Arts Festival in Lisbon, showcased the finest artistic talent of the global Jamat, and coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, where over 40,000 Ismailis from around the world came together in July 2018.
Jubilee Arts legacy continues to inspire
Jubilee Arts legacy continues to inspire
8 July 2019

Last July, in the first undertaking of its kind, Ismailis from all across the globe gathered in Lisbon to appreciate and celebrate the artistic creativity, diversity, and unity of the global Jamat. The success of the international Jubilee Arts programme has gone on to forge a legacy which continues to inspire artists to create, connect, and celebrate.

Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex (right) expressed appreciation for the courageous and important work done by AKDN institutions in India.
Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex (right) expressed appreciation for the courageous and important work done by AKDN institutions in India.
Countess of Wessex visits AKDN Health project in India
Countess of Wessex visits AKDN Health project in India
6 July 2019

In May 2019, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visited a health programme run by the Aga Khan Health Services at the Sir Elly Kadoorie School and Junior College in Mumbai, India. The Countess was on a five-day visit to India to see the work of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

Positive developments at the Ismaili Economic Forum included collaborative efforts by businesses to further women’s empowerment and financial literacy to prepare women for corporate board participation.
Positive developments at the Ismaili Economic Forum included collaborative efforts by businesses to further women’s empowerment and financial literacy to prepare women for corporate board participation.
Transforming, engaging, and inspiring: Ismaili Economic Forum hosted in Kenya
Transforming, engaging, and inspiring: Ismaili Economic Forum hosted in Kenya
6 July 2019

Over 500 delegates from the Jamats of Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa gathered for the launch of the Ismaili Economic Forum (IEF) held in Nairobi in April 2019. The Forum was organised to bring together Ismaili businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs, to discuss and respond to rapid change in Africa and advancements in technology on the continent, and to build economic and knowledge capacity within the Jamat. 

Digital Magazine: Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery
Digital Magazine: Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery
5 July 2019

This day last year, 6 July 2018, the Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival opened in Lisbon, Portugal, where thousands of Ismailis had gathered to commemorate the conclusion of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee. On this occasion, The.Ismaili is pleased to share with the global Jamat a digital magazine looking back at the Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery.

A close-up view of Kevork Mourad's six-metre high, three-dimensional artwork, entitled Seeing Through Babel.
A close-up view of Kevork Mourad's six-metre high, three-dimensional artwork, entitled Seeing Through Babel.
Video: Seeing Through Babel
4 July 2019

Kevork Mourad's six-metre high, three-dimensional graphic artwork, entitled Seeing Through Babel, is the first public exhibit to be installed at the reopened Zamana Space, and celebrates a partnership between the Ismaili Centre, London and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Prince Amyn delivers remarks at the inauguration of the Seeing Through Babel exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Prince Amyn delivers remarks at the inauguration of the Seeing Through Babel exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Prince Amyn inaugurates Seeing Through Babel exhibit at the Ismaili Centre, London
Prince Amyn inaugurates Seeing Through Babel exhibit at the Ismaili Centre, London
4 July 2019

Prince Amyn visited the Ismaili Centre, London, on 4 July to officially open the Seeing Through Babel exhibition, the first public exhibit at the Centre’s newly reopened Zamana Space. 

Ismaili youth from around the world have been making strides to bring about positive environmental change.
Ismaili youth from around the world have been making strides to bring about positive environmental change.
Young Ismailis work to find green solutions and preserve environment
Young Ismailis work to find green solutions and preserve environment
29 June 2019

Younger generations invariably inherit the earth from those who came before. It is often these youngsters who are leading action to create positive change in their surroundings. Here are some examples of inspiring stories of young members of the Jamat working to introduce sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in their communities.

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