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Imamat Day Mubarak 2015-07-11

H.H. The Aga Khan IV

This year marks the 58th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat for Shah Karim al-Husayni our 49th Holy Imam

Aga Khan Lyceum Tajikistan student out to Save The Community from Pollution 2021-11-26

Sohibdavlat Qalandarkhonova
Source: 
indepthnews.net

KHOROG, Tajikistan (IDN) — The city of Khorog is generally clean, but it has a problem with waste management. Residents leave their garbage on the streets and especially in public places. The central market is one of the places where there is a large garbage dump.

Stepwell in Qutb Shahi tombs complex restored by AKTC 2021-11-14

Lessons from the past: The restored stepwell inside the Qutb Shahi tombs complex in Hyderabad. Serish Nanisetti
Source: 
The Hindu

'Probably one of the earliest structures here; might pre-date the necropolis’

In the marvellous garden of a stucco work necropolis of the Qutb Shahi tombs, it is a deep stepwell of dressed granite. While curvy flowy lines and stucco decorations are the norm in the tombs complex, the stepwell is all about straight lines and minimalistic design. Recently restored to the way it appears in archival images from 19th century by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, the effort has been aided by US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

America’s First Ismaili Center will be Architectural Jewel for Houston 2021-11-18

Ismaili Center Houston
Source: 
Indo American News

Houston: The Ismaili Center Houston’s architecture and gardens will set a new bar in a city increasingly devoted to modern design and lush green spaces.

Government of Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation launch Women's Health Programme in Kyrgyzstan 2021-11-16

Davlatsulton Dorgabekova, the CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in the Kyrgyz Republic meets Mr. Jalalidin Rakhmatullaev Deputy Min
Source: 
AKI Press

AKIPRESS.COM - Global Affairs Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation have launched the five-year “Foundations for Health and Empowerment” Programme to strengthen the delivery of quality, gender-responsive, and inclusive health services for women, girls, adolescents, their families and communities.

Plans announced for Houston to house America's first Ismaili Center 2021-11-16

Design of new Ismaili Centre in Houston Credit: the.ismali
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KHOU 11 khou.com

His Highness the Aga Khan commissioned the center as place for civic outreach and multi-cultural understanding.

HOUSTON — Houston is soon to be home for the first Ismaili Center in the U.S.

Plans for the center were unveiled on Monday by world-renowned architect Farshid Moussavi. It's set to be built on Allen Parkway and Montrose Boulevard with commissioning from His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. Once it's complete, it'll join its counterparts in London (UK), Lisbon (Portugal), Dubai (UAE), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Vancouver and Toronto (Canada).

Taliban leader meets with top Aga Khan Foundation member, discusses strategy for Afghanistan Read more At: https://www.aninews.

Taliban leader meets with top Aga Khan Foundation member, discusses strategy for Afghanistan Read more At:  https://www.aninews.
Source: 
ANI www.aninews.in

Kabul [Afghanistan] November 6 (ANI): The Taliban's spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said that the top leaders of the group met with the envoy of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Akbar Pesnani, to discuss a comprehensive development strategy for Afghanistan, Sputnik reported.

The Taliban-announced interim government's Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi met Pesnani and the latter briefed on the activities of the AKDN agencies aimed at developing the cultural, economic and social spheres in Afghanistan, said Sputnik.

Remembering a hero of the nation: Sir Aga Khan's drive for education 2021-11-02

Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Source: 
brecorder.com

The 2nd of November marks the birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan (1877-1957) who made significant contributions to the social, cultural, political, economic and educational growth of Muslims.

AKTC to work on restoration of Paigah Tombs Complex 2021-10-28

The Paigah Tombs are an interesting place to revisit history of Hyderabad
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The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) is likely to take up restoration works at the Paigah tombs upon the request of AIMIM MLA and floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi. In a meeting on Thursday, the legislator met the AKTC’s CEO Ratish Nanda, at his party’s headquarters Darussalam. Owaisi requested the AKTC to also take up the restoration of works at the Paigah Tombs complex, while lauding their conservation efforts at historic Qutb Shahi tombs.

Aga Khan Foundation helps teachers raise children's health literacy in Kyrgyzstan 2021-10-25

Teachers undergo training by AKF in Chui, Naryn, Osh and Batken oblasts from October 7 to 23.
Source: 
AKI Press

AKIPRESS.COM - The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) conducted a training for more than 100 teachers from about 50 secondary school and kindergartens in Chui, Naryn, Osh and Batken oblasts from October 7 to 23.

The training was organised as part of AKF’s Schools 2030 initiative with support from its Local Impact Project. The aim of this initiative is to form and develop hygiene life skills in general education and preschool educational institutions to create a friendly and safe educational environment and prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan Holds Ground-breaking Ceremony In Ghezer 2021-10-24

 Flickr Aga Khan Higher Secondary Shcool, Gilgit
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urdupoint.com

Gilgit, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Oct, 2021 ) :Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan held a ground-breaking ceremony for two state-of-the-art regional Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools in Gupis and Yasin, promising continuity of quality education till grade 12 for the students of the region.

The Minister for Education for Gilgit-Baltistan, Raja Muhammad Azam Khan, graced the occasion as chief guest, while the Deputy Speaker of the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly, Nazir Ahmad, and President Aga Khan Council for Pakistan, Hafiz Sherali, attended as guests of honour.

Delhiwale: Meet the Nila Gumbad executed by AKTC 2021-10-19

The Nila Gumbad, or the blue dome, stands at the far-east of the Humayun tomb complex.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Source: 
Hindustan Times

It’s 24 karat gold—the kalash , or the finial, at the top of the Humayun’s Tomb. The gilded metal glistens in sunshine. Just some steps away is a much smaller tomb. Its dome is dotted with wild grass. But it too is as intense as its celebrity counterpart. The effect is caused by the dome’s enigmatic blue, which is neither shiny, nor pale. The shade appears fragile, and one fears it might wash out during the rains, or under the harsh sunshine.

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 10 October 2021 2021-10-10

Mowlana Hazar Imam
Source: 
Al-Akhbar e-Newsletter <alakhbar@iicanada.org>

Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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7th October 2021

My dear spiritual children,

On the occasion of a recent mulaqat with my senior Jamati leaders to review their reports on current Jamati work and activities, I send my warmest and most affectionate paternal maternal loving blessings to all my beloved spiritual children throughout the world.

Ministry Of Labour & Employment And Microsoft India Collaborate To Skill 10 Million Jobseekers Across India with AKRSP help

AKRSP(I) believes education is the backbone of society
Source: 
Digisaksham

New Delhi : Microsoft India today announced a partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to launch DigiSaksham – a collaborative digital skills training initiative to empower jobseekers in an increasingly tech driven economy. This joint initiative is an extension of the government’s ongoing engagement to upskill youth from rural and semi-urban areas.

Telangana will try to get World Heritage Site status for Qutb Shahi tombs 2021-10-06

Qutb Shahi tombs (Photo: Siasat)
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: Telangana municipal administration and urban development minister K. T. Rama Rao (KTR) praised the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) for its “stellar” work on behalf of the state government. Acknowledging the state’s partnership with the AKTC to restore the Qutb Shahi tombs, KTR said that efforts are on to get World Heritage Site status for the Qutb Shahi tombs.

FAO Director-General calls for action for mountains at Expo 2020 Dubai Co-curated by AKDN 2021-10-08

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan visits Pakistan | the.Ismaili
Source: 
www.wam.ae

DUBAI, 8th October, 2021 (WAM) -- Urgent action is needed to prioritise mountain ecosystems in order to protect them from the current climate crisis and empower mountain people to build resilient livelihoods, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Director-General was speaking in a video message to the event ‘Reaching for the stars: Sustainable and climate resilient mountain development’, taking place as part of Expo 2020’s Climate and Biodiversity Week.

Global Ismaili Civic Day-Importance of healthy environment highlighted by planting 250 saplings 2021-09-26

Source: 
pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

Around 250 saplings were planted in the village Hussain Abad and Tarr Khowaja through joint collaboration of Shia Ismaili Council and District Forest department that was followed by an event to highlight the importance of a healthy ecosystem and a nature-friendly atmosphere on the eve of Global Ismaili Civic day.

Speakers at the events shed light on the importance of planting trees and keeping the environment clean and green.

Ismaili community celebrates first Global Ismaili CIVIC Day by helping others 2021-09-26

Volunteers from the Ismaili Muslim Community in Bangladesh distribute masks to journalists at Dhaka Reporter's Unity on the occa
Source: 
Dhaka Tribune

Volunteers in Bangladesh distributed facemasks to various frontline workers

The Ismaili Muslim Community in Bangladesh joined tens of thousands of community volunteers from over 30 countries to celebrate the first ever Global Ismaili CIVIC Day on Sunday.

To commemorate the day, the volunteers partnered with 60 civil society and government partners to improve the quality of life in their communities through diverse activities to protect the environment and aid the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

Master Jury announced for 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2021-09-24

Master Jury announced for 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Source: 
Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh's Professor Kazi Khaleed Ashraf one of the nine jurors

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced the nine-member Master Jury for the 2020-22 cycle. From Bangladesh, Prof Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Director-General of Bengal Institute for Architecture, has been named as a juror.

President Ismaili Council calls on Governor Imran Ismail 2021-09-24

President Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s House
Source: 
pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

President Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s House here on Friday.

Hafiz SherAli briefed about the Global Ismaili Civic Day to be commemorated throughout the weekend of 25 and 26 September, 2021 and highlighted the community’s voluntary work and contributions of the Aga Khan Development Network in various areas of socio-economic and cultural development in Pakistan.


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