Graduates Urged to Find Values in Encounters
(Following is the text of the Commencement Address presented by His Highness the Aga Khan at MIT's graduation exercises on Friday, May 27.)
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 honored to be with you this morning.
December 10th, 1988, saw the foundation ceremony of the proposed NATION CENTRE by Mawlana Hazar Imam, a function which was attended by a host of senior Government officials and invited guests. Nairobi's Kimathi Street is to be the site for East Africa's largest dailies, Taifa and The Nation, and also of the Diamond Trust of Kenya Limited. Alongside these two main tenants, there will also be room for other offices, retail outlets, a coffee shop, a meeting room, and a fully equipped media centre with television broadcasting and recording as well as satellite facilities.
Diwan Sir Eboo, President of the National Council, Members of the National Council, President of the Regional Council and generous donors, there was a moment this evening when I thought there was going to be a highly embarassing situation when the head table had been served and nobody else had been served! It looked to Me as though we were going to be eating lobster bisque and you would be eating bread and water! And I thought this would not be the right way for our Jamat to welcome our most generous donors.
Diwan Sir Eboo, President of the National Council, Presidents and Members of My Councils in the United States, office bearers of the numerous institutions here this evening,
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.
On October 2, 1960, His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan inaugurated the Urdu University at Karachi.80 years old, Dr. Molvi Abdul Haq in his address of welcome recalled the historic occasion which happened 64 years ago at Aligarh when Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan who was as old as he himself, presented an address of welcome to His late Royal Highness Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III, who was as young as the present Aga Khan.
In his address, His Royal Highness said:
*****************************************************************************On 16th October 1961, the Maharashtra Friendship Society held a reception at Bombay (Bharat) in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan.
Speaking on that occasion, His Royal Highness pleaded for world peace and hoped that the statesmen of the world would do everything in their power to prevent a global war. The full text of the speech is given below.
CONCLUDING REMARKS AT THE FIFTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1980-05-07Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
After all of the formal and informal discussions and today's summary remarks, there is very little for me to say. I think I should begin by expressing again my gratitude to His Majesty the King, to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and to the government of Jordan for all the assistance and support they have given us. Much has been said at the seminar about influencing decision makers, and there are no more important decision makers in Jordan than the King, the Crown Prince, the Prime Minister and the cabinet ministers who attended the opening session.
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.
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.