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Mawlana Hazar Imam together with AKU President Firoz Rasul, University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle and President Allan Rock, after Hazar Imam received an honorary doctorate from the University.
Mawlana Hazar Imam together with AKU President Firoz Rasul, University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle and President Allan Rock, after Hazar Imam received an honorary doctorate from the University.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa; lauds Canada for “what it can do for others”
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa; lauds Canada for “what it can do for others”
13 January 2012

Ottawa, 13 January 2012 – At a special convocation ceremony held this morning at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity. The convocation was presided over by University of Ottawa Chancellor Huguette Labelle, in what was her last official event following an 18-year tenure as Chancellor.

Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted on the snowy tarmac by Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji, Vice-President Malik Talib, AKFC Chairman Amin Lalji, and Ismaili Council for Ottawa President Zaina Sovani.
Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted on the snowy tarmac by Ismaili Council for Canada President Mohamed Manji, Vice-President Malik Talib, AKFC Chairman Amin Lalji, and Ismaili Council for Ottawa President Zaina Sovani.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to receive honorary doctorate
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to receive honorary doctorate
12 January 2012

Ottawa, 12 January 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada today, landing in Ottawa this evening. Tomorrow, Hazar Imam will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President Almazbek Atambaev to discuss AKDN’s partnership with the Kyrgyz Republic. Hazar Imam is accompanied by Dr Shafik Sachedina and AKDN Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President Almazbek Atambaev to discuss AKDN’s partnership with the Kyrgyz Republic. Hazar Imam is accompanied by Dr Shafik Sachedina and AKDN Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends presidential inauguration in Kyrgyzstan
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends presidential inauguration in Kyrgyzstan
2 December 2011

Bishkek, 1 December 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bishkek today for the inauguration of the new President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev. During the visit, Hazar Imam met with President Atambaev, as well as former President Roza Otunbaeva, to discuss the AKDN’s partnership with the country.

Homayun Sakhi playing the Afghan rubab  with Salar Nader on tabla and Abbos Kosimov on the dayra.
Homayun Sakhi playing the Afghan rubab  with Salar Nader on tabla and Abbos Kosimov on the dayra.
Homayun Sakhi, Salar Nader and Abbos Kosimov perform at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Homayun Sakhi, Salar Nader and Abbos Kosimov perform at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
18 November 2011

Masters of the Afghan rubab, the tabla and the dayra gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on 4 November, where they conjured the rich musical legacies of Central Asia. The event, which took place in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, was prefaced with an address by the British Columbia Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

As he departs the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, Mawlana Hazar Imam waves at members of the Jamat gathered across the street.
As he departs the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, Mawlana Hazar Imam waves at members of the Jamat gathered across the street.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Tajikistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Tajikistan
2 November 2011

Dushanbe, 1 November 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan drew to a close today. Following the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, members of the Jamat gathered across the street to bid farewell to Hazar Imam as he departed the Serena.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon cut the ribbon to officially open the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, as Prince Rahim, AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Prince Amyn watch.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon cut the ribbon to officially open the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, as Prince Rahim, AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Prince Amyn watch.
Dushanbe Serena Hotel is opened by Mawlana Hazar Imam and the President of Tajikistan
Dushanbe Serena Hotel is opened by Mawlana Hazar Imam and the President of Tajikistan
1 November 2011

Dushanbe, 1 November 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, inaugurated a new Serena Hotel in the heart of Dushanbe, the Tajik capital. Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim were present for the ceremony, as were dignitaries from the government, development and tourism sectors.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Rahmon, Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim together with artists who performed during a dinner hosted by the President in honour of Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Rahmon, Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim together with artists who performed during a dinner hosted by the President in honour of Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan.
President of Tajikistan hosts dinner for Mawlana Hazar Imam
President of Tajikistan hosts dinner for Mawlana Hazar Imam
1 November 2011

Dushanbe, 31 October 2011 – The President of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon hosted a dinner in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit at the Saodat Teahouse (chaikhana). Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim were also present at the dinner, which featured performances of music, dance and song by a number of Tajik artists.

Mawlana Hazar Imam reviews plans for the Humayun’s Tomb - Sunder Nursery - Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Project.
Mawlana Hazar Imam reviews plans for the Humayun’s Tomb - Sunder Nursery - Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Project.
AKDN: Mawlana Hazar Imam tours Delhi urban renewal project
AKDN: Mawlana Hazar Imam tours Delhi urban renewal project
31 October 2011

Delhi, 30 October 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam toured the Humayun’s Tomb - Sunder Nursery - Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Project, in the heart of the Indian capital, to review progress on the project.

Arriving in Delhi, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Ruchira Kamboj, Chief of Protocol for the Government of India, as well as Aitmadi Gulam Rahimtoola, President of the Ismaili Council for India and Abad Ahmed, Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation in Indi
Arriving in Delhi, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Ruchira Kamboj, Chief of Protocol for the Government of India, as well as Aitmadi Gulam Rahimtoola, President of the Ismaili Council for India and Abad Ahmed, Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation in Indi
Mawlana Hazar Imam in India to review revitalisation of historic Nizamuddin
Mawlana Hazar Imam in India to review revitalisation of historic Nizamuddin
30 October 2011

Delhi, 29 October 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in India today to review progress on the restoration of Humayun's Tomb and the work at Sunder Nursery in the capital region of Delhi. The projects are part of a larger initiative that also aims to preserve and rehabilitate landmark buildings in Nizamuddin Basti, while improving the quality of life for inhabitants of the area.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Tajikistan by LIF Member Dr Sharofat Mamadambarova and ITREC Chairman Dr Mamadsho Ilolov, as AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Tajikistan by LIF Member Dr Sharofat Mamadambarova and ITREC Chairman Dr Mamadsho Ilolov, as AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tajikistan to open Dushanbe Serena
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tajikistan to open Dushanbe Serena
30 October 2011

Dushanbe, 30 October 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Tajikistan today for the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. Prince Rahim and Prince Amyn had arrived earlier, and will also participate in the opening ceremony.

Mawlana Hazar Imam — His Highness the Aga Khan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam — His Highness the Aga Khan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
28 October 2011

Los Angeles, 28 October 2011 – Describing him as “an unparalleled leader in development, cultural preservation and philanthropy,” the Urban Land Institute has named Mawlana Hazar Imam the 2011 Laureate of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The prize recognises an individual whose career demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of responsible development.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Ismaili Centre, and is received by AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Muzaffar Djorubov, Executive Officer of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Ismaili Centre, and is received by AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Muzaffar Djorubov, Executive Officer of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds town hall meeting at Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds town hall meeting at Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
23 October 2011

Dushanbe, 22 October 2011 – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe today, where she held a town hall meeting to help promote the US-sponsored New Silk Road Initiative. 

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