As the Jamat around the world looks forward to commemorating the 84th birthday of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam, The Ismaili is pleased to present a two-day Salgirah programme on The Ismaili TV. Featuring a variety of content — from an inspiring theatre production to a special birthday party organised by children — we hope to entertain and inspire the Jamat on this joyous and special occasion.

Although this year’s Salgirah commemorations will be different to previous years, The Ismaili TV invites the Jamat to come together virtually to mark Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 84th birthday as One Jamat.

The programme will begin on 12 December during the day with a celebration for children. Join our youngest leaders as they come together virtually from around the world to plan a special 84th birthday party for Mawlana Hazar Imam. Children aged 2-10 are also invited to follow along with a fun interactive quiz.

On the evening of 12 December, The Ismaili TV will present the first ever theatrical production made especially for The Ismaili TV. Entitled Hope and Light: Stories, Song, Celebration, this uplifting journey will feature songs from around the world, both contemporary and familiar, while telling the story of a group of Ismaili volunteers on a quest to discover meaning through music in the lead-up to Salgirah.

A programme entitled Salgirah: Celebrating our Beloved Imam will air on the evening of 13 December, exploring the significance of Salgirah, examining the life and Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and recalling past milestone birthday celebrations, while also featuring inspiring expressions of devotion. This programme will air in different languages during the day.

Throughout the weekend, the programme will also feature greetings and felicitations from the leadership of each the National Council jurisdictions, as well as a series of original music productions by artists from around the world.

Earlier this week, a Salgirah edition of the popular cooking show, Khaana Khazana began to air and will continue through to 13 December. This episode features young chefs from around the world making cookies and cakes in celebration of Salgirah. You can also watch this on The Ismaili TV On Demand here.

While the global pandemic may not allow us to all come together in person to celebrate this important occasion, The Ismaili TV welcomes you to relax and enjoy the Salgirah weekend as One Jamat, together at home.


View the schedule of the Salgirah programme in your timezone on The Ismaili TV Guide, or at

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