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SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the AKU
Source: 
ismaili.net

H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Hazar Imam attended the inauguration of the first Professional Development Centre of the Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development. Hazar Imam in His remarks that poor educational quality was 'a profound problem, one that cruelly fetters the development of this country and many others'

November 18, 1994

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Karachi, Pakistan

Bala Hissar — the ancient citadel of Kabul that AKTC & India is helping Afghanistan to restore 2020-11-01

Bala Hissar Fort in Kabul, Afghanistan | Credits: TOLOnews
Source: 
theprint.in

India signed an MoU with Afghanistan in August for restoration of Bala Hissar fortress, pledging approximately $1 mn. Aga Khan Trust for Culture plans to compete project by 2022.

New Delhi: The restoration work of ancient fortress Bala Hissar in Afghanistan’s Kabul, which received financial aid from the Government of India in August, has started. The fortress is being converted into the country’s first archaeological park.

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Afghanistan, which is executing the project, plans to complete the work by 2022.

Interview CTV Television Network

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ismaili.net

November 13, 1978.

Q. As spiritual leader of the world's 20 million Ismailis, the Aga Khan is a direct descendant of Mohammed. As a political and a social leader He is a man of enormous wealth and responsibility. The Aga Khan is a friend of the Shah of Iran. Many of His followers live there. I asked Him in Ottawa yesterday what someone in his situation might do when a country such as Iran is thrown into the turmoil and crisis.

Ignite signs MOU with Aga Khan Rural Support Programme to promote entrepreneurship 2020-10-25

The Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque, CEO Ignite Syed Junaid Imam graced the ceremony with their presence. T
Source: 
techjuice.pk

Ignite – National Technology Fund (INTF) of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT) and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the promotion of entrepreneurship in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Ignite–National Technology Fund of MOITT & Aga Khan Rural Support Programme signed an MOU in Karachi today to promote entrepreneurship across Pakistan through tailored business support services in the shape of financial/ technical assistance to start-ups,small/growing businesses.

Speech by H.H. Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III

His Highness Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah - President of Legaue of Nations
Source: 
The Listener

If I were Dictator

Source: Message by The Aga Khan
(The Listener, 11th November 1931.)

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‘I hope that we will be able to create new opportunities for Canadian Institutions that need global knowledge to work with us to strengthen their ability to perform at home and internationally

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And fundamental to all of this, of course, is a basic philosophical commitment which is expressed by another important word and that word is “pluralism”. This is a frame of mind which regards diversity, multiplicity, and indeed difference itself - not as a burden nor a threat but as a gift - a Gift of the divine - an opportunity to learn rather than a danger to be avoided.

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The notion of “catalyzing multiplier effects” reflects a similar dynamic to what I refer to as “trampoline” projects for development. These projects are best-practice examples of balanced partnerships between governments, private entities and civil society, threaded together by innovative thinking, intelligent structures, and clear lines of communication. Well-defined goals and responsibilities are essential, as is the buy-in of the target constituency.

AKU, AKAH, UCA launch climate change documentary series for South, Central Asia

This AKAH water installation ensures local households have access to clean and safe water. AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
Source: 
The Nation nation.com.pk

KARACHI-In a bid to spotlight the dire consequences of climate change in Central and South Asia, the Aga Khan University (AKU), the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) launched a film series focusing on the catastrophic impact of the rapid melting of the world’s largest repository of ice outside the polar regions.

AKAH Joins Hands With GB Govt To Design Water Supply Project For Central Hunza

A water and sanitation project in Altit town in the Hunza valley has allowed people to return to live in traditional settlements
Source: 
urdupoint.com

GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Oct, 2020 ) :The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Pakistan has joined hands with Government of Gilgit � Baltistan and District Administration Hunza, to design a major water supply project for central Hunza The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Pakistan, signed a partnership agreement with Government of Gilgit-Baltistan to conduct a study for sustainable solution of drinking water supply for central Hunza sourced from Attabad lake.

WEDDING AGA KHAN III AND ANDRÉE JOSÉPHINE CARRON

France, Aix-les-Bains, 7 December, 1929. The marriage between  Aga Khan III and Andrée Joséphine Carron, who came from Savoye .

The Aga Khan III married, on 7 December 1929 (civil), in Aix-les-Bains, France, and 13 December 1929 (religious), in Bombay, India, Andrée Joséphine Carron (1898–1976). A co-owner of a dressmaking shop in Paris, she became known as Princess Andrée Aga Khan. By this marriage, he had one son, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, (1933–2003). The couple were divorced in 1943

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Whatever its vernacular forms, the language of art, more so when it is spiritually inspired, can be a positive barrier-transcending medium of discourse, manifesting the depths of the human spirit.

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Ours is a time when knowledge and information are expanding at an accelerating and, perhaps, unsettling pace. There exists, therefore, an unprecedented capacity for improving the human condition. And yet, ills such as abject poverty and ignorance, and the conflicts these breed, continue to afflict the world.

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The language of a nation is not only the expression of its own voice but the mode of interpretation with all other human societies. Before it is too late, I, an old man, implore my brothers in Islam here not to finally decide for Urdu as the national language of Pakistan but to choose Arabic.

ARABIC UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF MUSLIM WORLD

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah
Source: 
ismaili.net

An address by the late H.H.Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan at a session of Motamer al-Alam-al-Islamiyya
Karachi, Pakistan
February 9, 1951

Mr. President, Brother Muslims:

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Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s) told mankind first that the infinite sustainer and container of all existence had justice, mercy and love as well; Secondly, that man through these qualities and through gentleness and kindness, prayer, awe or wonder could get in howsoever infinitesimal proportion - direct communion with the All-embracing power in which he lived and moved and had his being.

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First of all you must win the right to prayers, then win your right to equality in production industrial service and in office work…
…Oh my sisters, agitate! Leave no peace to the men till they give you religious freedom by opening mosques for prayers, not side by side with men, but in reserved quarters attached to all the mosques, to that the habit of praying public and self respect and self-confidence becomes general amongst women.

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Ladies believe me, if Pakistan does not rise to modern idea of the equal position of women, you will find not only Europe but all the other countries of Asia going ahead of you. I am heart broken when I see how little many of our men realise what it is, and how little the women contribute, compared to what they could contribute to moral and material happiness and prosperity of the country.

EXCERPTS FROM SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF HAZRAT MOWLANA SULTAN MUHAMMED SHAH

Mowla Sultan Muhammad Shah

ISLAMIC RIGHT TO EQUALITY (Extract from a message to all Pakistan Women’s Association) Karachi, Pakistan 1954

AKDN, Prince William to launch environmental prize

The Earthshot Prize
Source: 
dawn.com

LONDON: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is partnering with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to launch the Earthshot Prize, which aims to incentivise environmental change while helping repair the planet over the next 10 years.
According to a press rele­ase, the prize also aims to find new solutions to environmental crises and the improvement of living stan­dards, particularly for communities that are most at risk from climate change.

The Aga Khan Develo­pment Network is a Global Alliance Founding Partner.


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