April 17, 2015
It's a boy! Kendra Spears and her husband Prince Rahim Aga Khan announced they have welcomed their first child together. The American fashion model, now known as Princess Salwa Aga Khan, gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday.
The news was announced on the official website of the Ismaili Muslim Community – a group of people united in their allegiance to Prince Rahim's father, His Highness Aga Khan IV.
The royal baby is here (but not the one you think): Model Kendra Spears welcomes a son with husband Prince Rahim Aga KhanPosted April 17th, 2015 by librarian-umed
American model Kendra Spears, who has been known as Princess Salwa since her marriage to the Aga Khan's son Prince Rahim, has given birth to her first child.
The baby, a boy named Prince Irfan, was born in the Swiss city of Geneva last Saturday and both mother and child are doing well.
News of the birth, which was announced yesterday, has been greeted with joy by the followers of the Aga Khan, who, in a statement, spoke of his family's 'great happiness'.
The spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, visited the Aga Khan Academy here on Friday to review progress of the school.
The Aga Khan was accompanied by his son Prince AlyMuhammed, his daughter Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan. The visit to the academy allowed the Aga Khan to assess first-hand the progress made since his last visit in September 2013 when the school was formally inaugurated.
Spiritual leader of Ismaili sect Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan visited the Taj Mahal on Wednesday. Following the visit, he commented "Thank you for letting me visit the Taj for the second time." He wrote the same comment in the monument's visitors' book.
New Delhi, India, 8 April, 2015 –His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, today awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India.
The award, which was bestowed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi as part of the commemoration of India’s 66th Republic Day, was also awarded to actor Amitabh Bhachchan, philanthropist Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade and renowned nuclear scientist, Malur Ramasamy Srinivasan, amongst others.
New Delhi: Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, Prince Karim Aga Khan, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today. He is currently on a visit to India, and will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow.
Remarks by H H.The Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the Humayan’s Tomb Site Museum in Delhi, 2015-04-07Posted April 8th, 2015 by librarian-hd
Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma
Secretary Mr. Ravindra Singh
Secretary Dr. Lalit Panwar
You have been most generous with your comments this afternoon and I thank you warmly for the encouragement you have given to the people of the Trust for Culture and myself. And I would like to begin these comments by repeating what I said when the foundation-stone was laid sometime ago of the restoration of the Humayun’s Tomb.
Work will start on the construction of the “country’s first” sunken museum on April 7 at the iconic Humayun’s Tomb site, which after its completion in 2017 will showcase the heritage of the Nizamuddin Area over the last seven centuries.
Expected to be completed in 30 months, the project has been pledged a fund of Rs 49 crore from the tourism ministry. Inspired from the medieval baolis (water tanks) of northern India, the underground site museum, with a built-up area of 9,000 square metre, will marry modern 21st century architecture with Mughal-era craftsmanship in its design.
Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to India (April 06-11, 2015)
April 06, 2015
As on 06th April, 2015 at 1600 hrs
Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, to India from 06-11 April, 2015
Monday, April 06, 2015
Venue: Air Force Station Palam
Photo Op: AV Media
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Meeting with Vice President
Venue: 6, Maulana Azad Road
Photo Op: Agencies only
Meeting with Prime Minister
Venue: 7, Race Course Road
Visit Humayun’s Tomb
Venue: Humayun’s Tomb
Delhi, India, April 2015 – As part of its continued efforts to restore and revitalise the areas around Humayun's Tomb, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and its partners will begin construction on a site museum and visitor's centre in Delhi.
2015, April 6: Government of India announced the visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to India from Monday, 6th April, 2015 to Saturday, 11th April, 2015. His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in New Delhi on Monday, 6th April, 2015 and is expected to meet with the highest levels of Government of India leadership including the Vice President and Prime Minister on Tuesday, 7th April, 2015.
President Atambayev and His Highness the Aga Khan met in Brussels this evening, as part of an ongoing dialogue and partnership between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Aga Khan Development Network.
Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Uganda Jamati Institutional Dinner
Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda
July 12, 2011
(President Huzur Mukhi Mohamed Lalani presented Hazar Imam a gift of an incense burner cover from Khorasan shaped in the form of a horse head)
Hazar Imam then said the following:
President Lalani, Institutional Leaders and volunteers,
I would like, first of all, to thank you for the magnificent evening you have offered Me and for this lovely gift of this Khorasani horse.
Mr.Chairman, Board of Trustees, Trustees, generous donors, honoured guests, I was not supposed to say anything at this gathering but it is such an important gathering, so meaningful for the future of the Institution, for the support that you are giving it that I wanted to share with you some comments before the morning was over.
President Vest, Members of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, distinguished members of the Faculty, Mayor Reeves, happy graduates, even happier parents, and others gathered here today:
I am pleased and honoured to be with you this morning.
MIT has shown a standard of excellence in education and research that sets a benchmark for universities everywhere. You who have been at the Institute for years may be excused if you take this in stride, but for me, coming here for the first time in several years, the energy of the place is palpable.
Speech at Commencement Ceremony held at First Baptist Church of America Address to the Baccalaureate 1996-05-26Posted March 19th, 2015 by librarian-hd
President Gregorian, faculty members, post graduates and graduating students, ladies and gentlemen.
President Gregorian, thank you for your very generous words. It is a great honour for me to be at this Commencement Ceremony at Brown, as Brown represents much of what is best in Western liberal education. Let me also congratulate the graduating students for whom the memory of this day, I am sure, will remain with them throughout their lives.
New Civil Society Partnership Announced with U.S. Government and the Aga Khan Development Network 2014-09-23Posted March 19th, 2015 by librarian-hd
New York –President Barack Obama yesterday announced a partnership among the United States government, the Swedish government, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to foster a dynamic and sustainable civil society globally through initiatives of citizen groups, in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
AN INTIMATE TRIBUTE BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN ON THE
CENTENARY OF HIS FATHER'S BIRTH
My father, the late Aga Khan, was born 100 years ago on 2nd November. Though
he died in 1957 at the turn of what Winston Churchill aptly termed "this
tormented half century", few today can separate reality from myth when
looking back on his long and active life.To many in the West, he remains the
religious leader who was weighed against precious stones, the race horse
owner who won five Derbies or the man whose eldest son, Aly Khan, once
married Rita Hayworth.
Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests
It is a great pleasure for my wife and I to be in Singapore again and to see for ourselves what tremendous developments have taken place here over the last few years. Your government, Mr. Rajaratnam, deserves congratulations for the economic miracle you have achieved, in spite of the recession in the industrialized countries.
How a historic structure from 12th- and 13th-century Europe came to Kansas City in the 20th century.