Photograph of His Highness the Aga Khan, verses from the Koran and rap: Celebration of "Imam Day" in Moscow
(Last modified on 11.07.2019)
Moscow Ismail celebrates Imam Day with dignity
Monday, July 14 - Sputnik, Nilufar Nekqadam. On July 13, a concert was held at the Concert Hall "Vdohnoveni" on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the Imam's appointment to the throne.
The event consisted of two parts: an exhibition and a cultural program.
Highlights of His Highness the Aga Khan IV and his Nur program
At the entrance, pleased young men were greeted by a welcoming youth, who accompanied the audience to the entrance of the hall to show the seats for each audience.
On the one hand, in the exhibition, on the table in glass, are photographs of young and current Grandfather Aga Khan IV, and on them are photographs of Ismaili centers, located in different cities, and a beautiful red carpet with visitor centers. would give.
Photo: AKHP IV exhibition in Moscow
The number of Ismailis in Tajikistan is estimated at more than 200,000. The country has built two Ismaili centers, one in the capital, Dushanbe, and the other in Khorog.
Photo: Moscow Ismaili Community Celebrates Imam Day
On the other hand, a representative from the education department of the public organization "Nur" informed the public about the educational programs of the facility.
According to the content of the section, the center has special education programs for children from the age of eight months to grade 11.
"We cooperate with various Moscow-based training centers, including the Lomonosov Training Center, and hold an annual Olympiad among school students judged by the experts of the center," said the rapper.
According to Nur representatives, a special child development program is being launched every Saturday and Sunday at the center.
The second part of the program, consisting of a concert, was held in the big hall "Vdohnoveni".
The scene is adorned with the symbols of the Pamir House, reflecting the ancient culture of the people of Badakhshan. There were two pillars on one side of the staircase as the entrance to the house, and on one of the columns there was a rubab.
Go above: Tajiks in Moscow have built a "Pamir House"
Photo: Moscow Culture Program to mark Imam's Day
From ancient times, every garden house had musical instruments such as dutar, fireplace and tanner, but more and more rubbish hung in every house, indicating a high perception of the music of the people of Badakhshan.
The Aga Khan Development Network hosted a reception in Maputo, Mozambique, last month, to celebrate Imamat Day with guests and members of the Jamat, and to raise awareness of AKDN’s work in the region.
The event, held in the gardens of the Polana Serena hotel, was attended by the Official Representative of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Vice-Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Engineer Victor Tauacale.
Also in attendance were government dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of international organisations, members of religious groups, and leaders of business, academia, and civil society. The event was also honoured by the presence of Her Excellency the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of the Portuguese Republic, Dr Teresa Ribeiro.
Mr Tauacale took the opportunity to acknowledge the role played by AKDN in Mozambique, saying that “The Aga Khan [Development] Network has been an important partner for the development of Mozambique and we would like to reiterate our appreciation of intervention, whose contribution complements our Government's efforts in its primary objective of promoting the improvement of well-being and of the living conditions of our populations,” highlighting also “the actions developed in the education sector by the Aga Khan Foundation at the Agrarian Institute of Bilibiza in Cabo Delgado, the Aga Khan Academy in Matola, among others, which have contributed to the frank development of the country.”
He also took the opportunity to thank the support and solidarity provided by AKDN and Jamati institutions during and after the tragic passage of the tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth.
The AKDN Diplomatic Representative in the Republic of Mozambique, Mr Nazim Ahmad, also addressed guests, taking the opportunity to explain the work of the Ismaili Imamat and Aga Khan Development Network, stating that “AKDN Mozambique employs 1,243 people, of which 98% are Mozambican and 62% are female, and has invested since 2001 approximately 300 million US Dollars.”
Mr Ahmad also shared the progress achieved through the AKDN’s programmatic work in Mozambique. AKDN agencies have been present in Mozambique for many years, working towards achieving the considerable potential for progress and socio-economic development in the country, specifically in the areas of tourism, agriculture, education, health, civil society, and infrastructure.
The Aga Khan Foundation has been present in Mozambique since 2001, benefitting over 800,000 Mozambicans in the areas of agriculture and food security, health and nutrition, early childhood development, financial inclusion, education, and civil society.
The Moztex textile factory, under the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, has been operating since September 2008 at a free zone industrial park. Its operations started with a training school, and nearly 2,000 people have been trained since 2008. Today, Moztex employs 752 employees. In 2018, its production was approximately 2.4 million pieces of exported garments.
In addition, the Aga Khan Academy in the Province of Maputo has been operating in its fifth academic year since 2013 with the International Baccalaureate curriculum. The Academy includes a residential student programme and is currently comprised of 147 students. Linked to its academic programme, the guiding principles of the Aga Khan Academies involve five crucial strands: Ethics, Pluralism, Economy for Development, Cultures, and Governance and Civil Society. The Academy, which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, will have capacity for 300 residential and 450 daytime students.
#Salgirah2019 Special: Meet Zoya, JollyGul.com First Animated 3D Character!
JollyGul.com is continuing to develop 3D animation capabilities to enhance their ability to present content in a compelling way to the Jamat. They recently produced a ginan video “U(n)chaare Kott” (click here to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PibV3mRnqs&feature=emb_logo) where the environment and scenes were created using 3D animation software.
Today, they are taking another step – they are presenting to you “Zoya” their first animated 3D character.
Check out the 1-minute video as Zoya introduces herself and wishes Salgirah Mubarak to the global Jamat on behalf of the JollyGul Team.
Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan
December 13, 2019
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:
“Today, we join Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 83rd birthday of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan.
“His Highness has worked for more than six decades to reduce poverty, improve healthcare and education, and defend the rights of the most vulnerable, especially women and children. An advocate for people of all backgrounds and faiths, he inspires others to follow his path of compassion, generosity, and service.
“The Aga Khan champions respect for diversity and human rights – values that are shared by Canadians. In recognition of his contributions, he was named an honourary Canadian citizen. His Highness also chose Canada as the home of the Aga Khan Museum and the Global Centre for Pluralism. Canada, and the world, are stronger because of his work to build a more peaceful, inclusive future.
“Today, Sophie and I thank the Aga Khan for his international leadership, and wish him continued health and happiness on this special day.”
Jamat in Pakistan Celebrated Mawlana Hazar Imam's 83rd Birthday
Speaking on the occasion of his birthday on the 16th of December in 2016, Mawlana Hazar Imam expressed, “My wish for the decades ahead is that you stand firmly by the principles and ethics of our faith. Wherever you are, whatever age you are, whatever you do in your lives, it is essentially important to me that the principles of our faith should be respected every day of your lives.” Following the guidance of Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Jamat in Pakistan celebrated the birthday highlighting the importance of living by the ethics and principles of the Ismaili faith.
In the region of Gilgit, the Jamat gathered the amount allocated for celebrations and duly donated the funds to the Central Fund-Raising Committee (CFRC) to invest in a better future for the Jamat in Pakistan. While in the region of Hunza, despite snowfall and zero-degree temperature, the flag-hoisting ceremony was held after morning prayers followed by band rallies. The Jamat also prepared birthday cards with best wishes for Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In the Central region, a mehndi programme was held which was attended by a large number of female members of the community. The Southern region, the Jamat, particularly senior citizens, were encouraged and performed on cultural songs. Depicting the diversity and unity in the Jamat, children in the Gupis-Yasin region participated in theatre plays on the special occasion while in the Ishkoman Puniyal region, cleanliness drives were organised by the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides to highlight the civic responsibility of the Jamat. In the region of Chitral, cake cutting ceremonies, march-past and band performances were held in celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday, which were also performed throughout the country.
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