Activities and Events
The 2nd of November, 2020 marks the 143rd birth anniversary of Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III. He succeeded his father as the 48th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili sect of Shia Muslims at the tender age of eight. He was a founding member of the Aligarh University, which became India’s first Muslim university based on the modern education system. He also served as the President of the League of Nations from 1937 to 1938. While his magnificent life and substantial endeavours demonstrate many philanthropic lessons, five significant lessons taken from his autobiography, The Memoirs of Aga Khan, hope to prove relevant and useful to readers today, regardless of caste or creed.
The Aga Khan University hosted “Rays of Light”, a multi-dimensional exhibition dedicated to celebrating 60 years of His Highness the Aga Khan’s efforts in serving humanity, in Pakistan for the first time.
We take a look back at the memorable National Games of the Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival (DJSF) at the Jinnah Complex in Islamabad. Over 1300 athletes from eight regions competed for medals in 17 different sports, supported by enthusiastic crowds.
Shukurallah Baig from Hunza began work with Aga Khan Cultural Service, Pakistan (AKCSP) as a draught engineer. Over the years he has worked on iconic projects like Altit and Baltit Fort. Recently he oversaw the restoration of the Wazir Khan Chowk, a historical cultural space in the Walled City of Lahore. "It has been heartening to see attitudes change in old Lahore. Inhabitants have come to realise that it is not necessary to dismantle old buildings; it is possible to renovate them both internally and externally. People here in Lahore associate the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with high standards, pride and job opportunities."