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Watch the weekend highlights from National Jubilee Arts Festival that took place March 30 - April 1, 2018 at Pasadena Convention Center.
The Diamond and the Pearl Exhibition, a Diamond Jubilee project, is an audio-visual exposition of how the programmatic work of AKDN has supported the development of Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. The exhibition illustrates how the work of the Imamat over the past 60 years has addressed the National Development Plan of Uganda across a broad front of development areas including Education, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Media, Tourism, Financial Services, Industry, Real Estate and Rural Support.
If it is true that art is a universal language, then the official Jubilee Arts song expresses that language beautifully.
Earlier today, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, as part of his Diamond Jubilee visit to India. He was received by local government officials and leaders of the Jamat.
Day 4 at the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival was all about cricket, football and volleyball as the competition in these three stages reached its final stages. Today we talk to some of the competitors about their ambitions and experience.
Day 3 of the DJSF National Games in Islamabad saw fierce competition as more medals were decided, with all the sports except cricket and football concluding their final matches by the end of the day. It was a day of hard-won matches and another gruelling day for the volunteers - in today's round up we talk to some of the volunteers that made the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival a success.
All the action from Day 1 of competition at the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival National Games in Islamabad
The Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival (DJSF) National Games kicked off in Islamabad earlier this week with a grand opening ceremony and cultural show that attracted huge crowds. Regional Teams from all over Pakistan participated in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and team spirit as athletes geared up for the all-important matches ahead.
The second event of DJSF was a Polo Tournament, held in Gupis Yasin in late 2017. Polo is an extremely popular sport in the region and 5,000 spectators from the Jamat and sister communities came to enjoy the thrilling matches. Hafiz Sherali, President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, attended the final match and distributed medals. Gupis “A” won a closely contested competition with Ishkoman Puniyal achieving silver and Lower Chitral bagging the bronze medal.
Le Jamat de France, Belgique, Suisse et Côte d'Ivoire souhaite un joyeux anniversaire à Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In the depth of winter, with temperatures as low at -17 degrees Celsius, Jamati volunteers have been working to prepare the Darbar site in Garamchashma, Chitral.
An outstanding Cycling Rally, part of the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival, was held against the backdrop of the breathtaking scenery of Hunza, Pakistan
Pakistan's Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival (DJSF) was launched memorable marathon in Ishkoman Puniyal, Pakistan - the first event in . Nearly 1400 competitors were cheered on by 8,000 spectators through the picturesque valleys of the region. Competitors, volunteers, leaders and sister communities from all four districts of Gilgit Baltistan joined in as everyone exhibited the true spirit of sportsmanship, chanting the slogans “Jeetain Gay Ek Saath” (United We Win) and “Pakistan Zindabad” (Pakistan Forever).
By Farah Mitha, featuring Azim Keshavjee
Communal festivals are usually a time of traditional rituals, as well as the sights, sounds and colors that signify happiness and rejoicing. In the vein of anticipation and celebration, the Ismaili Centre Dubai hosted Rang-e-Henna, for the UAE Jamat on 9 July, 2017 in the Social Hall.
This year, on the 11 July 2017, the Ismaili Community around the world marked the Diamond Jubilee, and the 60th anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s ascension to the Imamat.
Music has long been considered the language of the gods: the earliest philosophers have noted its capacity to move us towards the highest realms. Most religious traditions incorporate the use of music as as a means of religious expression and prayer. One only has to listen to the rapturous singing of the choir in a church or the devoted singing of bhajans in a Hindu temple, to realize the potential of music to give flight to the soul. Music, according to Plato is a moral law: it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.