President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa officially welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam to Portugal on 9 July with full state honours at Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President. Before entering the presidential palace on Monday, Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa paused to observe the Portugal Army Band’s rendition of the Portuguese National Anthem and the Nashid al-Imamah.
Highlights of the all the events on day four of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018.
Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad attended the Diamond Jubilee Celebration on 8 July, to join members of the Jamat in viewing films, exhibitions, galleries, and performances by artists from around the world.
Mawlana Hazar Imam graced the Portugal jurisdiction Jamat with a Mulaqat at Centro de Congressos in Lisbon on 7 July 2018. Hazar Imam also met with the Jamat at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon earlier in the day.
The Portuguese Jamat had an opportunity to showcase their talents at the Pátio Mela. Bem Vindo a Portugal (Welcome to Portugal), featured artists of all ages from across the Portugal jurisdiction Jamat, performing for the audience.
Highlights of the all the events on day three of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018.
As the Arena doors opened and the audience eagerly began to take their seats, there was an air of excitement among the concert-goers. The night began with a special performance from the Portuguese Fado singer, Cuca Roseta, who delighted the audience with her powerful voice and the melodies of her accomplished band. Following the first performance, Cheb Khaled, the Algeria-born artist famous for his songs Aicha, Didi, and C'est la vie, took the stage and energised the audience with songs performed in French, Spanish, and Arabic, much to everyone’s delight. Vishal-Shekar, the dynamic Bollywood duo thrilled the crowds to close the concert.
Today marked day three of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, which included the first International Talent Showcase, a Chai and Chat with Naseerudin Shah, and more.
Excitement filled the Portugal Pavilion as over 400 artists came together on 5 July for A Estreia — the welcome gala for the Jubilee Arts finalists.
Today marked day two of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, which included Mawlana Hazar Imam's arrival to Lisbon, as well as a number of Jubilee Arts events and activities, and more.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon this afternoon to mark the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, commemorating 60 years of his Imamat. Upon his arrival at the airport, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with military honours by the Air Base Commander and was greeted by state and government officials as well as leaders of the Jamat and the Aga Khan Development Network.
The unique occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration (DJC) has illustrated the diversity and unity of the Ismaili community, as well as their commitment to serve. As part of the DJC registration process, thousands of volunteers from all over the world came forward and expressed their desire to contribute their time and energy for this historic event. This photo gallery highlights volunteers in action at Parque das Nações in Lisbon, where the DJC is taking place this week, and will be updated throughout the week.