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Film Title: ISA

Artist: Snehil Dholasaniya

Country: India

Genre: Animation

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.

In Islamic tradition, society is encouraged to leave behind a wholesome and sustainable natural environment for those who will inherit the Earth. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) is believed to have said "Even if the end of time is upon you and you have a seedling in your hand, plant it."

A faculty member leading a session during 'Funday on Sunday'

With a desire to provide programmes of various boards on one platform to the Jamat, particularly those residing in smaller centres, the Local Council for Hyderabad in Southern India, on 26th August 2018, organised  ”Sunday Funday"  for the Jamats of Parbhani and Nanded. The basket of programmes presented to the Jamat had at least one programme for each of the age groups and ensured that the Jamat had an exciting day throughout.

Handwashing- teaching children better hygiene practices.

The AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative, which was launched in 2015, is supporting the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, and is working to improve the quality of life of poor communities by facilitating access to water and sanitation for 100,000 poor households across six states in India, as well as by improving hygiene behaviours. On World Toilet Day, let us look at the approaches adopted by the Aga Khan Foundation of layering hygiene education with the community sanitation initiative.

Children from the India Jamat participate in the Little Master Chef programme, which aims to help form healthy eating habits during the younger, impressionable years.

Diabetes is a lifelong condition, for which there is currently no cure, although scientists are undertaking pioneering research into care, treatment, and prevention. In recent years, the prevalence of diabetes has been rising more rapidly in the developing world.

Participants of the Little Master Chef programme created mouth-watering delicacies.

On the occasion of Children’s Day in India, The.Ismaili India brings to you special moments, thoughts, and journeys of some of our young minds across India. Take a sneak peek into some exciting events and programmes organised for their holistic development.

Volunteers in Kutch assisting in the collection of flood relief items

Kerala, India was hit with what has been termed by meteorologists as the worst floods in over a century, this past August.

The Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial) was lit up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth on 2 October.

On 2 October, the Aga Khan Palace in Pune was lit up in all its glory, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Shining like a beacon above Pune’s Nagar Road, the brightly lit Palace represents a fitting metaphor for Gandhi’s role as a guiding light in India’s campaign for independence.

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Sports in today’s life has become really important. With the kind of sedentary or routine lifestyle that one lives, sports or a physical activity is sure to bring a life style change in a person. In a candid chat we spoke to a few sportspersons from our community and they all encouraged the Jamat to start a physical activity.    

AKAHI, Gujarat Police, and Gujarat Forest Department join hands in tree planting drive

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat India (AKAHI) team in Rajula facilitated the plantation of one hundred different types of saplings to ensure environmental diversity and security. The tree plantation program was organized in collaboration with the Gujarat Forest Department at the Khakhbai Old Police Line area in Rajula, Gujarat. Police Inspector Udaysinh Dharmendrasinh Jadeja and his team guided and supported their efforts.

High stakes examinations have long since been a subject of concern for parents, students and the education fraternity globally, owing to the huge pressure it carries. Add to it, in a country that accounts for almost a fifth of the world’s population, entrance tests are often deemed tests of elimination rather than qualification. And yet, these are not the only challenges faced by young achievers of our community, who have done us proud in more ways than one. 

One of the initiatives during the Diamond Jubilee year of The National Task force for Jamati Programs and activities was the Global Village Program which encouraged the jamat to reflect on their own prejudices and showcase cultural diversity through various performances.

Aga Khan Health Board for Mehdipatnam celebrates Diamond Jubilee Health Week. The week that began with fitness activities and laughter therapy continued with mothers planning healthy diet for their toddlers. Topics like dealing with depression and ill-effects on consumption of tobacco were brought into light. Seniors of the Jamat were delighted with the sing along sessions while adults got to revisit their childhood memory lane. The week ended on a healthier note where the Jamat got to taste healthy delicacies.


'Trip to Lisboa' named PHOTOGRAPHY floor was recreated with photo panels, information desks, tour guides and photographers, on 8th June, 2018, Sunday at 12pm, in the Garden Housing Society, Hyderabad.


Seen in the photograph at the time of inauguration of water filter project are Mrs. Kanchan Choudhary - President, Municipal Council Yavatmal with other ward members, President of the Ismailia Urban Credit Co-op. Society Mr. Salim Lalani and directors of society, Mukhisaheb - Kamadiasaheb and other dignitaries.

Yavatmal District in Maharashtra was facing drought during the last year due to insufficient rainfall and there was heavy scarcity of drinking water in the area. Keeping this in mind the Board of Directors of The Ismailia Urban Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd. Yavatmal started a project to provide safe and pure RO filtered drinking water at minimal cost not only to Yavatmal Jamat but to all communities in the area.


“Intezar” song is a devotional song from Ferozy Leeda, curious to sing and express the feeling that is experienced while waiting for His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s presence, in parts of the world.

Bhavna was first girl in her community who stepped out and started earning in the big city.

Yuva Junction is an Aga Khan Rural Support Programme initiative that gives youth in remote areas of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar the opportunity to explore their dreams through proper training and access to alternate sources of livelihood. This training has helped youth get into good organisations to channel their capabilities, provide economic support to their families, and break out of poverty in Gujarat, Yuva Junction has trained many youth and has provided meaningful employment to youth over the years.