Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Ugandan Jamat on the historic occasion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Uganda. 

The Jamat gathered at Darkhana Kampala on 10 October for the first Darbar of the Diamond Jubilee year. President Minaz Jamal submitted pledges of loyalty to Mawlana Hazar Imam on behalf of the Jamat present, along with the gift of an enamel portrait of Fath Ali Shah. The portrait is of direct relevance to the family history of Hazar Imam, as it was Fath Ali Shah — at the time of his reign as Qajar king — who bestowed the title of Aga Khan on the 46th Ismaili Imam, Hasan Ali Shah.

Mawlana Hazar Imam gave guidance to the Jamat gathered, and bestowed blessings for the global Jamat. Shortly before leaving, Hazar Imam met with the Ugandan Jamati institutional leadership, and greeted the volunteers who bid him farewell. Upon his departure from Darkhana, Hazar Imam drove past the Aga Khan School, Kampala, where members of the Jamat who had travelled from outside Uganda had assembled.

Commemorating the momentous occasion, the Jamat came together to congratulate each other and celebrate the event, which will long live in the memory of all who were present.