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AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16

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Wednesday, 2003, April 16
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New Delhi: THE Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims and a scholar of Islamic history and art, yesterday lamented the destruction of historical treasures in Iraq and Afghanistan. 'We are witnessing in Afghanistan, and now in Iraq, that the very survival of our heritage is today at risk, destroyed under the dust of our own indifference,' said the wealthy philanthropist, Prince Karim Aga Khan. 'We must renew our vigour to revitalize our shared heritage.' the Aga Khan was in New Delhi to unveil newly restored gardens at one of India's major monuments and meet with Indian leaders to discuss co-operation with his foundation, which is promoting education, rural development, health care and the preservation of heritage sites in India.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


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Speech - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16

His Highness the Aga Khan addressing the distinguished guests at the ceremony to inaugurate the restored Humayun's Tomb Gardens.

Speech By His Highness the Aga KhanInauguration ceremony of the Restored Humayun's Tomb Gardens
Your Excellency, Shri Jagmohan, Minister of Culture
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

I would like to begin by expressing my warmest gratitude to the Government for inviting me to India, and to the Minister for Tourism and Culture, His Excellency Shri Jagmohan, for honouring this inaugural ceremony with his presence.

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Aga Khan speaks of shared heritage - 2003-04-17

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Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/04/17/int3.htm

Whether through neglect or wilful destruction, the disappearance of physical traces of the past deprives us of more than memories. Spaces that embody historic realities remind us of the lessons of the past.
This was stated by the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, while speaking at the inauguration on Wednesday of the restored gardens that surround the tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun.

Speech - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16

His Highness the Aga Khan addressing the distinguished guests at the ceremony to inaugurate the restored Humayun's Tomb Gardens.

Speech By His Highness the Aga KhanInauguration ceremony of the Restored Humayun's Tomb Gardens
Your Excellency, Shri Jagmohan, Minister of Culture
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

I would like to begin by expressing my warmest gratitude to the Government for inviting me to India, and to the Minister for Tourism and Culture, His Excellency Shri Jagmohan, for honouring this inaugural ceremony with his presence.

Photo with Sonia Gandhi - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16

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Source: 
www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030416/nation.htm

Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shite Muslims, meets Leader of the Opposition Sonia Gandhi at in the Capital on Tuesday. ? Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Aga Khan says heritage is at risk after destruction of cultural treasures - 2003-04-16

THE Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims and a scholar of Islamic history and art, yesterday lamented the destruction of historical treasures in Iraq and Afghanistan.'We are witnessing in Afghanistan, and now in Iraq, that the very survival of our heritage is today at risk, destroyed under the dust of our own indifference,' said the wealthy philanthropist, Prince Karim Aga Khan. 'We must renew our vigour to revitalize our shared heritage.'

AP News w/photo - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, center, gestures at the inauguration of the newly restored gardens of emperor Humayun's Tomb built in 1565-72 AD in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2003. The Aga Khan Trust funded the revitalization of the gardens, pathways, fountains and water channels surrounding Humayun's Tomb, which is a world heritage site. Others in the pictures are not identified. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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