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Mentorship and curated exposure at RFS helped Hyderabad-based Akbar Surani to obtain a Fellowship at Plaksha Tech Leaders. One of the 60 fellows selected nationwide, he received a full scholarship to the programme.
Mentorship and curated exposure at RFS helped Hyderabad-based Akbar Surani to obtain a Fellowship at Plaksha Tech Leaders. One of the 60 fellows selected nationwide, he received a full scholarship to the programme.
Incubating the future: Mentorship programme nurtures students in tech
Incubating the future: Mentorship programme nurtures students in tech
13 July 2020

Since its launch in 2016, over 200 students have participated in the Reach for the Stars Mentorship Programme in India. Through mentorship, immersion visits, and conversations with industry stalwarts, the technology track of the programme has steered students from diverse backgrounds towards niche careers, high-impact professional pathways, and stellar academic programmes.

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 11 July 2020 (Gujarati)
Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 11 July 2020 (Gujarati)
11 July 2020

On the occasion of Imamat Day, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

Islamic Gardens – Catalysts of Change
Islamic Gardens – Catalysts of Change
4 June 2020

“…it is the Garden, down through history, that has often symbolised the harmonious interaction of Divine Blessing and Human Creativity.


This merging of Nature’s Gifts with Human Design is an ideal that is deeply embedded, of course, both in Indian culture and in Islamic traditions, with the flow of refreshing water reminding us of the abundance of Divine Blessing.” Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, New Delhi, February 2018.

Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam, 23 May 2020 (Gujarati)
Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam, 23 May 2020 (Gujarati)
22 May 2020

On the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the worldwide Jamat.

ઈદુ ઉલ્-ફિત્રના પ્રસંગે, ધી ઇસ્માઈલી, જગતભરની જમાતને મૌલાના હાઝર ઇમામનો સંદેશ પાઠવવામાં અત્યંત ખુશી અનુભવે છે.

Holiday Club @ Home
Holiday Club @ Home
HolidayClub @ Home
HolidayClub @ Home
30 March 2020
The Economic Impact of Covid - 19
The Economic Impact of Covid - 19
The Economic Impact of Covid - 19
The Economic Impact of Covid - 19
28 March 2020

Join the experts for a webinar on the economic impact of COVID-19. Understand how the economic implications could impact your business, your job and the overall economy.

At AKYSB’s The Dance Studio with Shaimak Dawar, participants groove to a variety of dance forms including freestyle and hip-hop. The Dance Studio is one amongst many attempts to make high-quality Art Education accessible to the India Jamat.
At AKYSB’s The Dance Studio with Shaimak Dawar, participants groove to a variety of dance forms including freestyle and hip-hop. The Dance Studio is one amongst many attempts to make high-quality Art Education accessible to the India Jamat.
The Jubilee Arts effect: Promoting art and culture in India
The Jubilee Arts effect: Promoting art and culture in India
27 March 2020

Since early 2016, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) in India has been working to promote the arts among young members of the Jamat through the development of a dedicated Arts and Culture portfolio. Curated by winners from the National Jubilee Arts event, AKYSB’s programmes in dance, music, and photography are nurturing an engagement with art and culture at an early age.

Locked down doesn’t mean locked out!
Locked down doesn’t mean locked out!
26 March 2020

The Aga Khan Education Board for India is pleased to present a newsletter for parents and students with exciting resources to help you make the most of your child’s time during this period.

Navroz Mubarak! A colourful banner decorates the entrance of an REC in the weeks before Navroz
Navroz Mubarak! A colourful banner decorates the entrance of an REC in the weeks before Navroz
Navroz: Rejoice, Renew and Rejuvenate
Navroz: Rejoice, Renew and Rejuvenate
20 March 2020

This week, the global Jamat celebrates Navroz, a festival that marks the beginning of a new year. Celebrated in many different countries around the world, both Muslim and non-Muslim, Navroz signifies gratitude for blessings and hope and optimism for the future.

key to financial planning
key to financial planning
Achieving Financial Independence: Creating goals on your road towards Financial Freedom
Achieving Financial Independence: Creating goals on your road towards Financial Freedom
9 March 2020

The world is changing and we are living longer and working longer. The notion of retirement has been ‘retired’ as we deal with new disruptive forces that are changing the future of work. How do we plan for a financially secure lifetime? Rishad Manekia shares simple strategies and rules that can help you build your road towards financial independence.

he staff and volunteers of the Cancer Rehab Centre at Prince Aly Khan Hospital. The volunteer team includes several women from the Jamat as well
he staff and volunteers of the Cancer Rehab Centre at Prince Aly Khan Hospital. The volunteer team includes several women from the Jamat as well
WHERE THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE
WHERE THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE
9 March 2020

In early February, the Ismaili India met up with the staff of the Cancer Rehab Centre at Prince Aly Khan Hospital. Now in its 25th year, the Centre leverages the strength and expertise of other survivors and volunteers to help cancer patients deal with the physical and emotional challenges of recovery. For patients and their care-givers, the Centre is a pillar of support and a testament to the fact, that where there is life, there is hope. Dr. Simran Rajabally met up with the Centre’s Founder, Ms. Anaita Vesuvala and her team, to talk about their inspiring work.

Ismailia Helping Society, India

Video: Ismailia Helping Society, India
7 March 2020

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we celebrate the work of the Ismailia Helping Society (IHS) in India. Established in 1936, under the guidance of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, IHS was established to promote the economic advancement of women in the Jamat. Over 80 years later, IHS continues to empower women who leverage their traditional skills in art, crafts, and beadwork to create lifestyle products.

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