Mawlana Hazar Imam together with Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Governor of Sindh Province and the province’s Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the 2013 Convocation of the Aga Khan University.
Mawlana Hazar Imam together with Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Governor of Sindh Province and the province’s Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the 2013 Convocation of the Aga Khan University.
Celebrating 30-year milestone, Mawlana Hazar Imam lays out an ambitious future for AKU
Celebrating 30-year milestone, Mawlana Hazar Imam lays out an ambitious future for AKU
19 December 2013

Karachi, 19 December 2013 – Mawlana Hazar Imam set out a bold vision for the Aga Khan University, an ambitious challenge that will see it evolve into “a distinguished liberal arts university” over the next few decades. Presiding over the 26th Convocation of the University, Hazar Imam also announced the creation of seven graduate schools.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s residence.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister’s residence.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives warm welcome from the Government of Pakistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives warm welcome from the Government of Pakistan
17 December 2013

Islamabad, 16 December 2013 – In separate meetings with the President, the Prime Minister, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs and the Finance Minister of Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam received praise for the leadership role taken by the AKDN in the country’s development, and for its effectiveness in improving the quality of life of those whom it reaches.

Upon his arrival in Islamabad, Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, and Aitmadi Iqbal Sadru-Dean Walji, President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan.
Upon his arrival in Islamabad, Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, and Aitmadi Iqbal Sadru-Dean Walji, President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Pakistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Pakistan
15 December 2013

Islamabad, 15 December 2013 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Islamabad this evening, commencing an official visit to Pakistan. During the visit, Hazar Imam will meet with government officials, attend to AKDN related matters and preside over a convocation of the Aga Khan University.

The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa served as the venue for the RAIC Gold Medal presentation ceremony. The 2013 edition of the Institute’s highest distinction was awarded to Mawlana Hazar Imam.
The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa served as the venue for the RAIC Gold Medal presentation ceremony. The 2013 edition of the Institute’s highest distinction was awarded to Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Video: Ismaili Centres are symbols of new hope, says Mawlana Hazar Imam upon receiving RAIC Gold Medal
Video: Ismaili Centres are symbols of new hope, says Mawlana Hazar Imam upon receiving RAIC Gold Medal
28 November 2013

Ottawa, 27 November 2013 – In a ceremony held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam was lauded by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, who presented the Imam with their highest honour – the 2013 Gold Medal. In his remarks, Hazar Imam expressed his gratitude and went on to describe the connection between architecture and quality of life, explaining how the Ismaili Centres embodied for the Jamat the hopeful aspirations of a forward looking community.

Members of the procession pose for a group photo ahead of the convocation ceremony at Trinity College.
Members of the procession pose for a group photo ahead of the convocation ceremony at Trinity College.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam receives honorary degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam receives honorary degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto
26 November 2013

Toronto, 25 November 2013 – The University of Toronto’s Trinity College held a special convocation this evening, to bestow upon Mawlana Hazar Imam the degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa. In a glowing citation, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, presented Hazar Imam before the Chancellor of Trinity College.

Mawlana Hazar Imam inspects Ismaili Bulbuls and Cubs standing at attention in the compound of Hasanabad in Mazagaon — the burial place of the 46th Ismaili Imam, Hazrat Aga Hasan Ali Shah, Aga Khan I.
Mawlana Hazar Imam inspects Ismaili Bulbuls and Cubs standing at attention in the compound of Hasanabad in Mazagaon — the burial place of the 46th Ismaili Imam, Hazrat Aga Hasan Ali Shah, Aga Khan I.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam departs India following 11-day visit
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam departs India following 11-day visit
28 September 2013

Mumbai, 28 September 2013 – Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 11-day visit to India drew to a close today. During the visit, which included a ceremony marking the restoration of Humayun’s Tomb and the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, the Imam met with senior government leaders at the national and state levels. Hazar Imam also devoted a considerable amount of time to meeting with the Jamat of Western India, who gathered at Hasanabad Jamatkhana.

The purpose-built campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad was designed by award-winning Bimal Patel of HCP in Ahmedabad.
The purpose-built campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad was designed by award-winning Bimal Patel of HCP in Ahmedabad.
Well-rounded excellence at the core of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
Well-rounded excellence at the core of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
24 September 2013

The recently inaugurated Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad is one of the few schools in India to combine a rigorous academic programme with a rich array of co-curricular activities on a state-of-the-art residential campus. It also benefits from being part of a global network of Academies for which shared values and pluralistic ethos are an inspiration to the school’s students.

A young girl presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with flowers on the occasion of the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad.
A young girl presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with flowers on the occasion of the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad.
Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad inaugurated in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam
Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad inaugurated in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam
22 September 2013

Hyderabad, India, 20 September 2013 –The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, the second in a global network of 18 schools, was officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and India’s Minister for Human Resource Development in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

The restored dome of Humayun’s Tomb, in Delhi.
The restored dome of Humayun’s Tomb, in Delhi.
Humayun’s Tomb restoration a model of public-private partnership
Humayun’s Tomb restoration a model of public-private partnership
18 September 2013

Delhi, 18 September 2013 – The restoration of the 16th century garden tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun was inaugurated in Delhi today. Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, the Minister of Culture, Chandresh Kumari Katoch, and Chairman Ratan Tata of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust presided over the ceremony together, a reflection of the public-private partnership that was pivotal to the project’s success.

President Ajanee presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with a 19th century Indian dervish staff with a handle formed in the calligraphic name of Ali, and inscriptions that read “Ya Ali Madad” and “Huwa Ya Ali Madad”. The gift was presented a
President Ajanee presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with a 19th century Indian dervish staff with a handle formed in the calligraphic name of Ali, and inscriptions that read “Ya Ali Madad” and “Huwa Ya Ali Madad”. The gift was presented a
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Bangladesh
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Bangladesh
17 September 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 September 2013 – Concluding a two-day visit to Bangladesh, Mawlana Hazar Imam departed from Dhaka this afternoon. Hazar Imam travels on to India for a two-week visit.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Hussain and officials from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, walks down the central axis of the Sunder Nursery — once known as Azim Bagh (great garden) — after visiting  the Sunder Burj, a 16th century tomb restored
Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Hussain and officials from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, walks down the central axis of the Sunder Nursery — once known as Azim Bagh (great garden) — after visiting  the Sunder Burj, a 16th century tomb restored
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in India; visits Sundar Nursery
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in India; visits Sundar Nursery
17 September 2013

Delhi, 17 September 2013 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in India today, starting a 10-day visit during which he will join Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in marking the completion of the restoration of Humayun's Tomb. He will also inaugurate a new Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr Dipu Moni, and the Ambassador at Large from the Prime Minister’s Office, Mohammad Ziauddin, upon his arrival in Dhaka.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr Dipu Moni, and the Ambassador at Large from the Prime Minister’s Office, Mohammad Ziauddin, upon his arrival in Dhaka.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Bangladesh
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Bangladesh
16 September 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 September 2013 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Dhaka this morning for a two-day official visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of the government. During the visit, Hazar Imam is expected to meet with government leaders, sign a protocol agreement between the AKDN and the Government of Bangladesh and meet with the Jamat at the new Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre.

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