Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Irfan, Prince Sinan, Miss Sara Boyden, and Master Iliyan Boyden visited the Diamond Jubilee Celebration today, where they went on a tour of the Exhibitions before taking in the International Art Gallery and the International Talent Showcase.
Marking the historic occasion of his Diamond Jubilee, Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered an address to the Portuguese Parliament on 10 July 2018, in the presence of his family, government officials, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN. Following the address, Hazar Imam toured an exhibition entitled Ideals of Leadership: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collections, hosted at the Parliament building, São Bento Palace in Lisbon.
Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad attended the International Arts Festival at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration on 8 July.
His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, hosted Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family for a state dinner at the Palace of Queluz on 9 July 2018.
Throughout the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Pátio Mela has become the central hub for the Jamat to gather and celebrate diversity, creativity, and community. The space is a crossroads of the global Jamat where people can meet, unite, and engage in a wide-ranging selection of activities and programmes.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa officially welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam to Portugal on 9 July with full state honours at Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President. Before entering the presidential palace on Monday, Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa paused to observe the Portugal Army Band’s rendition of the Portuguese National Anthem and the Nashid al-Imamah.
Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa lauded Mawlana Hazar Imam’s work during a luncheon hosted in his honour earlier today.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa officially welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam to Portugal on 9 July with full state honours at Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the President.
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.
Prince Hussain and Prince Aly Muhammad attended the Diamond Jubilee Celebration on 8 July, to join members of the Jamat in viewing films, exhibitions, galleries, and performances by artists from around the world.
Highlights of the all the events on day three of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018.
Mawlana Hazar Imam graced the Portugal jurisdiction Jamat with a Mulaqat at Centro de Congressos in Lisbon on 7 July 2018. Hazar Imam also met with the Jamat at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon earlier in the day.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon this afternoon to mark the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, commemorating 60 years of his Imamat. Upon his arrival at the airport, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with military honours by the Air Base Commander and was greeted by state and government officials as well as leaders of the Jamat and the Aga Khan Development Network.
The unique occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration (DJC) has illustrated the diversity and unity of the Ismaili community, as well as their commitment to serve. As part of the DJC registration process, thousands of volunteers from all over the world came forward and expressed their desire to contribute their time and energy for this historic event. This photo gallery highlights volunteers in action at Parque das Nações in Lisbon, where the DJC is taking place this week, and will be updated throughout the week.
The Jubilee Arts Festivals, held in countries across the world and culminating in the International Arts Festival in Lisbon in the coming days, have engaged the creative talent of the global Jamat for the past year. This is the first undertaking of its kind, bringing together Ismailis from around the world to celebrate art, film, photography, dance, music, and other forms of artistic expression.
From Toronto to Tajikistan, and from Mumbai to Maputo, Ismailis from around the world are set to visit Portugal this July to celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee as one global Jamat. Let’s take a look back at the history of the Jamat in Portugal, and also look ahead to the important milestones that will take place in Portugal in the coming months and years.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visited London in June 2018 for his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United Kingdom. The full film of the visit is now available online. This 36-minute film recounts the preparations by the UK Jamat, and the programme undertaken by Mawlana Hazar Imam during his visit.
Mawlana Hazar Imam granted a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in London yesterday for the UK jurisdiction Jamat.
The Aga Khan Centre was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 26 June 2018, at an inauguration ceremony to coincide with Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the UK. Mawlana Hazar Imam was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad, for a momentous occasion in the history of the Ismaili Imamat and the global Jamat.
Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, following a luncheon hosted by senior government officials.