SPEECH AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE OF ISMAILI STUDIES AND THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION - 1983-07-07Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Dr Taylor, Professor Lawton, Distinguished guests
(Speeches. Vol 2. pg 20) It is a very happy occasion to open this hospital today and I hope that it will continue to serve My community and other Pakistani residents in this area as it had been doing in the past. I take this occasion to add a point of extreme importance. Dr.
Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Guests,
This graduation ceremony, for the Class of 1996 from the Faculty of Health Sciences, is a day of distinction which you will always remember.
At a Luncheon in Honour of His Royal Highness The Aga Khan and Her Royal Highness Princess Salimah.
We are indeed very grateful to Your Royal Highness for honouring us by your presence at our function this afternoon. That you have done so, in spite of your numerous other pre-occupations, is indeed a matter of pride for all of us. We are also grateful to our other guests whose presence has added lustre to this gathering.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan
at the Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary
of the Nation Media Group:
“Media and the African Promise.”
Nairobi, March 18, 2010.
His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya
His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda
His Excellency Kalonzo Musyoka, Vice President of Kenya
Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique
His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
A sell-out Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Awards' Dinner heard the Aga Khan, the Guest Of Honor, expound on his breeding philosophy and then present the 13 awards for excellence in British Thoroughbred Breeding.The Aga Khan had a very successful 2000, headlined by Sinndar winning the Vodafone Derby, the Budweiser Irish Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and Kalanisi capturing the Dubai Champion Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Turf. Sir Michael Oswald, the TBA President, presented the Aga Khan with a silver salver to mark the achievements of 2000.
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright Remarks before International Cultural Leaders, Department of State Washington, D.C., March 15, 2000Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Your Highness the Aga Khan, Ambassador Muasher, Congressman Leach, distinguished colleagues and friends, welcome to the State Department.
There's no better place, certainly in this building, to discuss culture than a room named for Thomas Jefferson, who was only a great architect, writer and diplomat, but also spent so much time in France.
Your Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki,Honourable Minister for Industry, Mukisa Kituyi
Ladies and Gentlemen
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to address this inaugural session of the World Mountain Forum.
I am especially happy that the Ismaili Imamat has been given the opportunity to participate in a Forum organised by and for all those concerned with the difficulties facing the populations of mountain regions, and to share lessons that have been learnt, to exchange mutual experience and advice, to better identify the problems that exist, and to try, as part of a joint effort, to propose new and more efficient solutions.
Your Excellency the Governor
Ladies and Gentlemen
I am very, very happy to be here this morning to be able to express to you my warm and deep gratitude for everything that you all have done to make this Park become a reality.
The existence of the Park is proof of brotherhood, proof of aspiration towards moving towards a common goal which is to create in Cairo a place which is beautiful where all generations could find happiness and peace, where all people from different economic levels could feel comfortable as they perambulate throughout this space.
After declaring three years ago that the Curragh was no longer a world-class facility, the Aga Khan has donated funds to the Irish Turf Club to renovate Ireland?s most famous racecourse.The Stand House Hotel, located across the street from the grandstand, has in the past imposed limits on expansion, but that will no longer be an impediment with the funds available for the Turf Club to purchase the hotel and use the grounds in the development of a modern facility.
Remarks Prepared by His Highness The Aga Khan For The White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy - 2000-11-28Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Thank you Mr. President. It is an honour to be associated with this distinguished panel in a discussion of a topic which I have long felt has received too little attention, particularly at the policy level. Thank you for the invitation.I offer my comments this morning from the perspective of someone who has been a long-standing observer of cultural evolution in the developing world of Africa and Asia, and from more than twenty-years of experience with activities such as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture that have attempted to make a positive contribution to that process.
Your ExcellencyPrime Minister Shaukat Aziz
Your Excellency Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad Honourable
Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim
Chairman Dehlavi and the Members of the Board of Trustees
Graduates and Parents
Generous donors and well wishers of the University,
from Pakistan and around the world
Foreign Minister Fischer, Distinguished Ministers, Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Honourable Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.It is an honour to address men and women of eminence with great knowledge and insight about the state of the world. You can and do have the ability to shape its future direction for the better.I will talk to you today about an issue that has been a critical focus for most of my working life: the process of social, cultural and economic development in many of the poorest regions of the world.
Address by His Highness the Aga Khanat the Ninth Award Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture - 2004-11-27Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Prime Minister,Excellencies,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,It is a great pleasure to be here in Delhi this evening to recognise the winners of the ninth cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Address made by His Highness the Aga KhanOpening Ceremony of the IPI World Congress and 54th General Assembly - 2005-05-22Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Your Excellency President Kibaki,Your Excellency President Kagame,Mr. Fritz,Mr. Kiboro,Ladies and Gentlemen:My thanks to you, Mr. Kiboro, for your kind words and to the International Press Institute for your warm welcome. Twenty-four years ago I had the honour of addressing this organisation at its 30th annual conference, also held here in Nairobi. Twenty-one years before that, in 1960, I established the Nation newspapers here.
Your Excellency President Rahmonov,Your Worship the Mayor of Dushanbe,
This ceremony represents a milestone in the history of the Ismaili Muslim Community?s presence in Central Asia, a presence which dates back to the second century of Islam. For me personally, as the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismailis, this is a day of great happiness. It is also fitting that the foundation ceremony of a landmark cultural and religious centre should coincide with the celebration of the one thousandth anniversary of the birth of Syedna Nasir Khusraw.
President Waterbury, Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am most grateful to the American University of Beirut for this award. I accept it with much happiness and humility, cognisant of the great distinction and achievements of fellow recipients whom the University is also honouring.
Presiding OfficerFirst Minister
My Lords and Ladies
Ladies and Gentlemen
My sincere thanks to the Scottish Parliament for welcoming us here today in this magnificent building, in the homeland of Andrew Carnegie.
Dr. Robinson, thank you for your most generous remarks. It is especially humbling to hear these kind words from an individual of such great accomplishment, who has served not only her own country with distinction, but also the global cause of human rights.