History of the Aga Khan Trophy
•The trophy has been won 5 times. By the Swiss in 1930, Ireland in 1937 and 1979, Britain in 1953 and 1975.
•Since its inception, nearly 50% of the horses that took part on victorious Aga Khan teams were Irish bred.
•In 1925, Colonel Ziegler of the Swiss army met Hon W.E. Wylie, K.C. and suggested that if Ireland could stage an international competition at Ballsbridge it would be great way of exhibiting Irish horses on a world platform.
Speech by Hazar Imam at the Foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai 2003-03-23Posted July 23rd, 2016 by librarian-hd
Your Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Ladies and Gentlemen
I am deeply honoured by your presence this morning.
Thank you Aga Khan
The world does not only operate via commercial enterprises and this has been amply proved by the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.
Their gesture, offering free radiotherapy treatment to over 400 Ugandan cancer patients, even if it were though an MOU with Uganda’s cancer institute, is very commendable and I would wish to suggest that other companies and organizations follow suit.
Not only does this give hope to patients, it also shows that there is a lot of positives in regional cooperation.
Thank you Aga Khan Hospital.
Dar es Salaam — The government has commended the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the economic development of the country.
Deputy minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Susan Kolimba said the network has invested heavily in education, healthcare, culture, infrastructure and tourism.
She said this on Monday evening during the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the Ascension to the Ismaili Imamat of His Highness the Aga Khan as the 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili.
Meet the drivers of the Le Mans Classic 2016
12 July 2016
Racing at Le Mans is one of the great privileges for a driver, be it an amateur taking the plunge for the first time or a former winner keen to relive the seminal experience. We met several during last weekend’s Le Mans Classic, who were all revelling in the chance to tackle the hallowed circuit...
Prince Rahim Aga Khan
A mammoth undertaking to restore and develop Delhi’s Nizamuddin will end this time next year. How has it transformed one of the most historic and touristy areas of the country?
Mayank Austen Soofi
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Imamat Day
Ottawa, Ontario ‑
11 July 2016
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Imamat Day:
“Today, we join Shia Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who on this day in 1957 became Imam—spiritual leader—of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
Discours prononcé par Son Altesse l’Aga Khan
pour l’installation de M. Dominique Perrault à l’Académie des beaux-arts
le mercredi 22 juin 2016
Monsieur Dominique Perrault
Votre premier jour sous la Coupole inspire de grandes joies :
- Je perçois la vôtre, filtrée au travers de l'émotion, en ce jour mémorable entre tous, de
votre vie lumineuse;
- Je perçois celle de tous ceux qui sont rassemblés autour de vous, heureux de ce que
vous apportez à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts;
Prince Aly Salomone Khan was born at Turin in Italy on June 13, 1911. Because he was a delicate child, his father, the Aga Khan III decided against sending him to experience the rigours of an English boarding school. He was entrusted to the care of a private tutor, Mr. C.M. Waddington, the former Principal of Mayo College for the sons of Princes in India. He finished his education at Lincoln's Inn, London, though he was not called to the bar. He was fluent in a number of European and Oriental languages.
The Aga Khan homebred Harzand moved to the lead in mid-stretch of the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and fought off a challenge from Us Army Ranger to win the 1 1/2-mile classic June 4 at Epsom Downs.
Jockey Pat Smullen picked up his first Epsom Derby win after delivering a well-timed move, opening a clear advantage when passing Idaho in midstretch, and then fending off runner-up Us Army Ranger, the 7-2 favorite, for a 1 1/2-length victory in the £1,545,000 ($2.25 million) classic, the most lucrative race ever run in Great Britain.
Your Highness, Your Eminence and Chancellor, Praeses, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:
I am honoured to present today His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His Highness is also of course an honorary citizen of this country, a person whose many contributions and connections to Canadian life and society we extend with today’s ceremony.
Muslims and Christians came together May 20 to acknowledge their common history and ancient bonds as Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies awarded His Highness the Aga Khan with its highest degree.
In his role as chancellor of the prestigious graduate school, Cardinal Thomas Collins bestowed an honourary doctor of letters in Mediaeval Studies on the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims.
Collins praised the Aga Khan as a religious voice of reason, peace and humanity.
Islamabad, 25 May 2016 — Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim were in Gilgit yesterday, where they inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre that will serve as a healthcare hub for the surrounding region. They also visited other AKDN programmes and a Jamatkhana in the area.
The new medical centre is equipped to provide high quality diagnostics and secondary healthcare services. It also serves as a digital link between clinics in outlying villages and connects them with state-of-the-art medical resources in Pakistan and around the world.
Justice Albie Sachs
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Ladies and Gentlemen
What a great pleasure it is for me to welcome you, most warmly, to the Aga Khan Museum and to this Lecture. I am particularly pleased to extend this welcome on behalf of the Global Centre for Pluralism and the members of the Board of Directors.
Aga Khan receives Honorary Degree from Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies 2016-05-20Posted May 21st, 2016 by librarian-hd
Toronto, Canada, 20 May 2016: The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, the oldest humanities research institute in Canada, today conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters upon His Highness the Aga Khan, in recognition of his work to advance, and advocate for, pluralistic societies across the globe.
Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — This afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was at at Parliament Hill, where he received a warm welcome from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome a dear friend to Canada, a dear friend to my family as well,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.
The pair met in the Prime Minister’s office at Centre Block to discuss “pluralism, diversity and all the things that Canada can contribute to offering more peace and stability in the world,” according to the Prime Minister.
Aga Khan arrives in Portugal for first official visit after establishment of the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat 2016-05-12Posted May 12th, 2016 by librarian-hd
Lisbon, Portugal, 12 May 2016 – His Highness the Aga Khan is in Portugal for his first visit since a landmark agreement establishing the global Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal came into effect.
Yesterday, the Aga Khan – Imam (leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – met with Foreign Affairs Minister Augusto Santos Silva before meeting with the President of the Portuguese Republic, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who also hosted a private dinner in his honour.
The future-oriented newspaper printer Nation Media Group in Nairobi was convinced of the promising potential of the African newspaper industry and, therefore decided to invest in a Manroland Web Systems Colorman e:line at the end of 2013.
His Highness The Aga Khan presses the start button on the Colorman e:line in the presence of Wilfred Kiboro, Alfred Mutua, Joe Muganda, Gideon Aswani (covered), and Joe Mucheru (from left).
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SPEECH BY HER EXCELLENCY MARGARET KENYATTA, FIRST LADY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING THE LAUNCH OF THE KENYA COUNTDOWN REPORTPosted May 1st, 2016 by librarian-hd
Thank you Dr. Kioko for that kind introduction.
Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Aga Khan University, thank you for your invitation; I am honoured to be part of the world-renowned work that your Centre of Excellence for Women and Child health is doing, to further the frontiers of modern medicine-through research, and to safeguard the health of women and children across Kenya, East Africa and the entire region.
Aga Khan University and Partners Launch Landmark Study to Help Kenya Meet Maternal/Child Health Goals 2016-04-28Posted May 1st, 2016 by librarian-hd
Nairobi, Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Aga Khan University, Kenya’s Ministry of Health and a group of partners launched the Kenya Countdown to 2015 Country Case Study today, one of the most detailed analyses to date of Kenya’s progress in reducing maternal and child deaths.