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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on PM

http://www.uniindia.com/prince-karim-aga-kha…/…/1146201.html

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, an official release said.

'His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on PM narendramodi in New Delhi,' the release said.

The spiritual leader arrived here earlier on Wednesday on a 10-day official visit at the invitation of the Government.


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H.H. The Aga Khan's 11 day trip in India started from Delhi and these are the potos for the 21st February 2018 from official government website

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Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (UNI) The Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, an official release said.

'His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on PM Narendramodi in New Delhi,' the release said.

The spiritual leader arrived here earlier on Wednesday on a 10-day official visit at the invitation of the Government.

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2018, February 21 - H.H. The Aga Khan at the opening of the Delhi Sundar Nursary

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https://www.aninews.in/news/pm-modi-meets-prince-karim-aga-khan201802212310520002/

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PM Modi meets Prince Karim Aga Khan


ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2018 23:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (The Aga Khan IV) here on Wednesday.

Global Shia spiritual leader, the Aga Khan arrived here on Tuesday on a 10-day official visit at the invitation of the Government of India.

The visit will coincide with the commemoration of his diamond jubilee, marked across the world.

Highness the Aga Khan was received by Chief of Protocol Sanjay Verma, and Joint Secretary Deepak Mittal.

"This visit is part of a series of visits that coincide with the commemoration of the Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of his leadership as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community," the AKDN said in a statement.

He will travel to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Mumbaim, where he will meet with the Governor and Chief Minister of Gujarat, the Governor, Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana and the Governor and Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

"In 2015 the Aga Khan was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country's highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India," the official release said. (ANI)
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President Kovind meets Prince Karim Aga Khan

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2018 14:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind met Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (The Aga Khan IV) here on Thursday.

Welcoming Prince Aga Khan to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President congratulated the global Shia spiritual leader on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community.

He said that the Prince has lead with great humility and has been a shining example of goodness for humanity.

The President added that India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world.

He stated that the programmes of AKDN and India's flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swacch Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas.

The President was happy to note that AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal.

Pointing to the inauguration of the restored Sunder Nursery in Delhi on Tuesday, the President said that India appreciates AKDN for helping in several restoration projects.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met the Prince.

Aga Khan arrived in the country on Tuesday on a 10-day official visit at the invitation of the Government of India.

He will further travel to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Mumbaim, where he will meet with the Governor and Chief Minister of Gujarat, the Governor, Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana and the Governor and Chief Minister of Maharashtra. (ANI)
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https://www.thestatesman.com/india/india-deeply-appreciates-prince-aga-khans-support-progress-1502589905.html

India deeply appreciates Prince Aga Khan’s support in its progress’

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said India “deeply appreciates” Prince Karim Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for supporting development initiatives in the country.

Kovind met Prince Aga Khan at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and congratulated him on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community.

“India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world,” Kovind said adding that his “great humility” has been a shining example of goodness for humanity.

“The programmes of AKDN and India’s flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swacch Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas,” Kovind said.

The President was happy to note that AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal. Kovind said India appreciates AKDN for helping in several restoration projects.
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President appreciates Aga Khan for restoration of monuments, development of Delhi heritage park

Prakash Kumar, DH President Ram Nath Kovind appreciated the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for restoration of various monuments and transformation of Sunder Nursery into a magnificent city heritage park and arboretum in Delhi. PTI file photo

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) received appreciation from President Ram Nath Kovind for restoration of various monuments and transformation of Sunder Nursery into a magnificent city heritage park and arboretum in Delhi.

Prince Karim Aga Khan called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

"The President was happy to note that the AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal," Kovind's office said in a statement.

Referring to the inauguration of the "restored" Sunder Nursery in Delhi, the President said that India appreciates the AKDN "for helping in several restoration projects".

The President also acknowledged the development initiatives that Prince Aga Khan was supporting in India and other parts of the world.

"The programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network and India's flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swachh Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas," the President said.

Kovind also congratulated Aga Khan on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community. "Prince has led with great humility and has been a shining example of goodness for humanity," he noted.News Service, New Delhi, Feb 22 2018, 20:13 IST
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22 February 2018. H.H. The Aga Khan left Delhi and arrived in Ahmadabad at 4:30pm in time for his meeting of 5:30pm and 6:10pm at Raj bhawan in Ghandinagar

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV meets Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani











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Spiritual leader Prince Aga Khan meets President Ram Nath Kovind; discusses developmental programmes

PTI Feb 22, 2018 19:01:11 IST

New Delhi: Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan on Thursday met President Ram Nath Kovind and discussed various developmental programmes run with the support of the former's organisation.
File image of Aga Khan. Reuters

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Welcoming Prince Aga Khan to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president congratulated him on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community.

He said that the Prince has lead with great humility and has been a shining example of goodness for humanity.

The president said that India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world.

Kovind stated that the programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and India’s flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swachh Bharat Mission, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas, according to an official statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan

The president was happy to note that the AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in the restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal.

On the inauguration of the restored Sunder nursery in Delhi on Wednesday, the president said India appreciates the AKDN for helping in several restoration projects

Adjoining the Humayun's tomb, the 90-acre nursery, which was opened for public from Thursday, was inaugurated by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (Prince Karim Aga Khan).

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Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister of India

Mawlana Hazar Imam called upon Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 21 February as part of his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to India.

During the meeting, Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Modi discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperation.

A current focus of Prime Minister Modi is the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (or Clean India Mission) campaign, which aims to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean and hygienic India. In April 2017, AKDN was awarded the India Sanitation Coalition prize for a model of integrated block-level sanitation. The initiative aims to improve access to water and sanitation for 100,000 families.

Earlier in the day, Hazar Imam met with the Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, after which they both presided over the inauguration of Sunder Nursery.

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'Aga Khan is a shining example of goodness’

Prince Karim Aga Khan, the Imam of Nizari Ismailism, called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Welcoming him, the President congratulated him on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community. He said the Prince has led with great humility and has been a shining example of goodness.

The President said that India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world.

The programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and India’s flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swacch Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas, Kovind said.

The President was happy to note that AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal.

Pointing to the inauguration of the restored Sunder Nursery in Delhi on Wednesday, the President said that India appreciates AKDN for helping in several restoration projects.

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India VP Shri Naidu and the Aga Khan inaugurate Sunder Nursery in New Delhi

Thursday February 22 2018

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Designed by the renowned landscape architect, the late Professor M. Shaheer, the new city park encompasses formal gardens and informal settings for families to enjoy.

A sunken amphitheatre has been created to hold cultural events and festivals celebrating local traditions.

A facilities wing will include rooms for lectures and film screenings, food kiosks, a souvenir shop and multi-purpose halls for training programmes.

The grand central vista, which is over 500 metres long, follows the path of the 16th Century Grand Trunk Road, connecting the entrance zone of the Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site with the 16th Century Azimganj Serai to the north.

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Sunder Nursery, a new 90-acre (36 hectare) city park in New Delhi, was officially inaugurated today by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, and His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu expressed appreciation for the contributions made by the institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), under His Highness’ leadership.

THE FUTURE

Calling it “an important day for the historic city of Delhi,” the Vice President said the Sunder Nursery project was a model of public private partnership, combining the elements of “nature, culture and the future” as a “great addition to the capital.”

The inauguration ceremony on the grounds of Sunder Nursery was attended by senior government officials, ambassadors and foreign diplomats, as well as leaders of civil society organisations and residents from the surrounding neighbourhood.

“These projects were designed to honour the past while also serving the future,” said the Aga Khan addressing the gathering.

“And it is with the future in mind that we now dedicate the Sunder Nursery as one of the world’s great public parks— open to all for recreation, for contemplation, for education, and for inspiration.”

The Sunder Nursery project, the Aga Khan added, was an example of the importance of open, green spaces as part of a healthy urban landscape, with aesthetic, recreational and economic potential, as a catalyst for tourism, science, education, sustainable community development and sport.

PARTNERSHIP

Once used as a nursery by the British, the Sunder Nursery has been transformed over the last decade into a city park for the people of Delhi by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Central Public Works Department, the Archaeological Survey of India, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation and the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Landscape works at Sunder Nursery have been supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

The Sunder Nursey Project has been part of a highly effective public private partnership that has demonstrated the highest standards of heritage conservation and urban revitalisation of historic spaces— making some of India’s most valuable cultural assets accessible, upgrading the urban fabric and improving economic opportunity for disadvantaged communities in surrounding areas.

Learnings from this endeavour, assets such as this one are already informing other projects at important historic sites in India and around the world.

20,000 SAPLINGS

Over 400 truckloads of construction rubble were removed and 20,000 saplings planted.

15 monuments have been conserved by the AKTC at Sunder Nursery, drawing attention to a unique ensemble of 16th Century garden tombs, a number of which have received World Heritage designation from Unesco.

Having served as a plant nursery for 100 years, Sunder Nursery is now Delhi’s newest botanical garden and the city’s first arboretum, with almost 300 tree species (the largest number found in any of Delhi’s parks).

A 20-acre micro-habitat zone is expected to be an important education facility and attract many of the 500,000 school children who each year visit the adjoining Humayun’s Tomb, also restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Designed by the renowned landscape architect, the late Professor M. Shaheer, the new city park encompasses formal gardens and informal settings for families to enjoy— including water features, ponds and lakes, nursery beds, intimate sunken gardens, a flower showcase, rose garden, orchards, walking paths, seating and pavilions.

A sunken amphitheatre has been created to hold cultural events and festivals celebrating local traditions.

A facilities wing will include rooms for lectures and film screenings, food kiosks, a souvenir shop and multi-purpose halls for training programmes.

GARDENS

The grand central vista, which is over 500 metres long, follows the path of the 16th Century Grand Trunk Road, connecting the entrance zone of the Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site with the 16th Century Azimganj Serai to the north.

The creation of new green spaces and botanical gardens at Sunder Nursery will constitute a significant improvement in people’s living conditions and the quality of their environment.

The new leisure spaces and meeting places are expected to become an attraction for all area residents as well as visitors, becoming a cultural space that will contribute to economic and social development.

The Sunder Nursery is part of over a decade of pioneering cultural revitalisation and socioeconomic urban development projects undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture across the 300 acres of project area, including the Humayun’s Tomb.

The environmental and conservation efforts are coupled with a major socioeconomic effort aimed at improving the quality of life for the residents of neighbouring Nizamuddin Basti, by improving building standards, creating economic opportunities, and providing education, vocational training, health, and sanitation infrastructure.

These features are a hallmark of the AKDN’s cultural development projects in countries across the developing world and draw upon the Aga Khan’s conviction that culture and development are inextricably linked, with cultural legacies— appropriately rehabilitated or reconstructed— having the potential to become powerful catalysts for change and for alleviating poverty.

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The Aga Khan is in the country on a 10-day official visit at the invitation of the government, on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee— commemorating 60 years as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

He acceded to the Imamat (the institution of hereditary spiritual leadership) in 1957 at the age of 20 years.

Earlier in the day, the Aga Khan met with Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu who hosted a lunch in his honour.

Later this evening the Aga Khan is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

During his stay, he is also expected to meet with President of India Honourable Shri Ram Nath Kovind as well as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, the Governor of Gujarat, Deputy Chief Minister of Telengana, and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the Governor of Maharashtra.

These meetings are an opportunity to review the longstanding partnership between India and the Ismaili Imamat and to discuss how the institutions of the AKDN will continue to serve the country in years to come, improving opportunities and effecting sustainable improvement in the quality of life of vulnerable populations of all faiths and backgrounds.
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HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN MEETS GUJARAT GOVERNOR

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His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan meets Hon'ble CM

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Prince Aga Khan arrives in Ahmedabad, meets CM Vijay Rupani, Guv

Prince Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder and chairman of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Ahmedabad on Thursday. This was the second stop of his 10-day visit to the country.

Meeting Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar, he discussed ways to expand scope of health, education, and other developmental programmes run by the Aga Khan Trust in Gujarat. The CM apprised him about various initiatives taken by the government for inclusive development in the state.

The visit is a part of a series of events that mark the 60th anniversary of Prince Aga Khan's leadership of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community. Aga Khan's Jubilees have traditionally served as opportunities to launch or advance social, cultural and economic development projects such as hospitals, schools, universities, cultural and financial institutions that serve people.

The AKDN has a long history in Gujarat, where the first Aga Khan school was established in Mundra in 1905. The school was the precursor to the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), which today manages close to 30 schools and early childhood development centres in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana.

AKES, in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, has recently commenced an initiative to improve access to early learning opportunities, working with Anganwadi centres in Devbhumi Dwarka district.

Earlier, Prince Aga Khan also met Governor OP Kohli.

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The AKDN has a long history in Gujarat, where the first Aga Khan school was established in Mundra in 1905. The school was the precursor to the Aga Khan Education Services.

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Khan arrives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on second stop of his 10-day official visit to India

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 22 February 2018 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), today arrived in Ahmedabad on the second stop of his 10-day official visit to the country at the invitation of the Government of India.

During his visit to Ahmedabad His Highness met the Honourable Governor of Gujarat Shri Om Prakash Kohli, and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani.

This visit is part of a series of visits that coincide with the commemoration of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of his leadership as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community. The Aga Khan’s Jubilees have traditionally served as opportunities to launch or advance social, cultural and economic development projects. These include the development of hospitals, schools, universities, cultural and financial institutions that serve people of all backgrounds and faiths.

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Prince Aga Khan Arrived in #Hyderabad 📸: @sushilrTOI

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2018, FEBRUARY 26

H.H. The Aga Khan arrived in Hyderabad as part of his 11 days visit to India.

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https://www.indiatoday.in/pti-feed/story/spiritual-leader-aga-khan-to-address-his-followers-tomorrow-1178120-2018-02-26

Spiritual leader Aga Khan to address his followers tomorrow

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Hyderabad, Feb 26 (PTI) Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan,�currently on a 10-day visit to India, reached here this afternoon and will address his community people tomorrow, a senior official of the Telangana government said.

Aga Khan visitedï Qutub Shahi Tombs after reaching the city, the officialï said.

Aga Khan, who arrived here by a special plane, is expected to meet Governor E S L Narasimhan and Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali tomorrow, the official said.

"Aga Khan will be meeting his community people tomorrow and leave the city on February 28. He will hold meetings with his community people and followers tomorrow and the day after at Nizam College grounds," the official said.

Aga Khans India tour is part of a series of visits globally in commemoration of his diamond jubilee, marking 60 years of his leadership of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community," the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)ï said in a statement. PTI GDK RSY

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.
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Aga Khan to visit Mumbai, meet CM, governor on March 1

He will discuss early childhood development, education, healthcare and poverty alleviation with them

mumbai Updated: Feb 25, 2018 01:14 IST
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As a part of the diamond jubilee celebration since he took over as the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslim community Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, will be in the city next week. In Mumbai, he is scheduled to meet governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on March 1, and will discuss early childhood development, education, healthcare and poverty alleviation.

After meeting the governor and the chief minister, he will meet members of the community.

Currently on a 10-day visit to India, the Aga Khan has visited Delhi and Gujarat to be followed by Hyderabad and Mumbai.

The Aga Khan IV, who resides in France, took over as the head of the community from his grandfather Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah, who was the 48th Imam of Nizari Ismailis, around 60 years ago on July 11, 1957.

Ismaili Muslims as a community are spread across 25 countries in the world, with a population of around 10 lakh in India, which constitutes many businessmen. The community belongs to the Shia branch of Islam.

While in Delhi, the Aga Khan inaugurated the Sunder Nursery on Wednesday, along with vice-president Venkaiah Naidu. The 90-acre garden which was restored by the Aga KhanTrust for Culture – one of the many agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network - in partnership with Central Public Works Department and Archaeological Survey of India, houses 80 species of birds, 36 butterfly species and 280 native trees.

“All AKDN development programmes and institutions are non-denominational – there is no distinction on the basis of faith or gender – they are open to members of all communities,” said Semin Abdulla, of the French delegation for AKDN.

After his visit, a fund-raising concert for the Prince Aly Khan hospital, Mazagaon, will be held at NESCO, Goregaon on March 3.

The year-long celebrations began as a part of his diamond jubilee on July 11, 2017, with the Aga Khan visiting various countries across the globe. He has already visited East Africa, Canada, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates, and will be heading to the United States next.

The diamond jubilee is being commemorated by providing an international platform for artists from Ismaili community, wherein participants can perform across 14 sub-categories which includes dance, film, literary arts, musical performances, visual arts, poetry and graphic design, among others. The winner across six zones in India would compete at national level and then represent the country internationally.

The Aga Khan last visited India in 2013. Two years later, he was conferred with Padma Vibhushan award for his work towards social development in India.

“The community in Mumbai is filled with jubilation and gratitude for the upcoming visit of His Highness. Alongside celebratory programmes, the opportunity to meet His Highness is a deep spiritual occasion for the members of the community. It is especially significant given that the visit celebrates 60 years of His Highness Aga Khan’s leadership of Ismaili Muslim community,” said Reshma Lakhani, a volunteer of the community.
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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Hyderabad

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Hyderabad earlier today, on the third stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to India.

Upon arrival, Hazar Imam was received by Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mr Mohammed Mahmood Ali, as well as leaders of the Jamat.

Alongside meetings with state government representatives of Telangana, Mawlana Hazar Imam is also expected to meet with the Jamat of Southern India.

in 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, the second in a global network of schools of excellence being established around the world. Its aim is to develop home-grown leaders with a strong sense of ethics and civic responsibility, who will contribute to India’s future. By assembling a diverse student body, the Academy aims to help build understanding and respect across various sectors of society.

Prior to arriving in Hyderabad, Mawlana Hazar Imam first visited Delhi, where he met with government officials and inaugurated Sunder Nursery, and then travelled to Ahmedabad, where he also met with government officials as well as the Jamat of Gujarat.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Governor and Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana

On the eighth day of his Diamond Jubilee visit to India, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Honourable Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.

The Governor acknowledged the work of AKDN in the fields of education and healthcare, as part of a wider effort to improve quality of life in the region. He also recognised the importance of heritage conservation, drawing particular attention to the Network’s restoration work at Quli Qutb Shahi tombs.

Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the state government for its ongoing support towards AKDN programmes in the region, and together with the Governor, discussed ways to accelerate social and economic development through cultural restoration, and the creation of public spaces for recreation and reflection.

Later in the day, Hazar Imam met with Shri Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana.

On behalf of the government, the Deputy Chief Minister expressed gratitude for the expert knowledge and best practice shared by AKDN through its cultural and educational programmes in the state of Telangana, and pledged continued support and facilitation of these initiatives.

In 2013, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in collaboration with partners, began conservation and landscape restoration work on the Quli Qutb Shah archeological park in Hyderabad. The historic medieval tombs and park complex encompasses 70 structures, along with pavilions, gardens, and enclosure walls built during the reign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Later in the evening, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Jamat of Southern India. He will travel to Mumbai tomorrow for the final stage of his 10-day official visit to India.

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The Aga Khan’s Visit To India

The visit of the Ismaili spiritual leader the Aga Khan to India has always evoked considerable interest because of his multi-faceted personality and the philanthropic work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini Aga Khan IV’s exceptional role in promoting social, cultural and economic development projects across the world has earned him encomiums worldwide. However, the current 11-day visit of the Supreme spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect has historic significance, as it coincides with the commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee. The Aga Khan met President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues of common concern.

The Aga Khan and the Indian Vice President inaugurated the Sunder Nursery Park neat the Humayun’s Tomb. It now serves as Delhi’s first arboretum with almost 300 tree species, the largest number in any of Delhi’s parks and with distinct heritage, ecological and nursery zones. On the 50th anniversary of India’s independence in 1997, the Aga Khan had made a pledge to restore the Humayun Tomb’s gardens. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India, Humayun’s Tomb has been restored to its pristine glory.

Also ss part of the Urban Renewal Initiative, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Aga Khan Foundation, Central Public Works Department, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Archaeological Survey of India in partnership have restored a number of adjoining monuments, including Nila Gumbad, Isa Khan’s tomb, Bu Halima’s tomb, Arab Serai gateways and Hazrat Nizamuddin Baoli among others.

The Aga Khan’s special bond with India is over a century old. As early as 1905, Aga Khan’s grandfather Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah established a school in Mundra, Gujarat. The Aga Khan institutions have done pioneering work in India in the fields of education, health, drinking water, rural development etc. These initiatives include rural support programmes in over 2,500 villages, the creation of 6,600 community institutions, urban and rural education programmes working with over 400 schools, a comprehensive sanitation initiative in six states. The Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad is imparting quality education to thousands of students and a 161-bed multi-specialty acute care hospital in Mumbai is rendering yeoman service in healthcare.

Born in Switzerland but a British citizen (also a Canadian citizen), he was raised in Kenya and received his higher education at Harvard. The Aga Khan is the Imam and spiritual leader of the world’s over 15 million Ismaili Muslims. He runs a series of charitable foundations mostly devoted to helping the developing world, pouring huge amounts of money into often neglected parts of the world to support social development, education and charity projects.

Throughout the Diamond Jubilee year, the Aga Khan will travel to countries where his organisations operate to launch new programs to alleviate poverty and increase access to financing for housing, education and childhood development. The promotion of pluralism is one of the central themes of his Diamond Jubilee year. As he argues, the countries where his foundation works are historically pluralist. Many now suffer from ethnic and religious divides stoked by colonialism. “That inherited situation needs to be dealt with”, he asserts.

The spiritual leader is equally concerned about the climate change which “is a major threat to much of the developing world, and it needs to be looked at with great care.” His priority is to deal with poverty in the developing world. Instead of the enormous task of targeting the causes of climate change, his network largely focuses on fighting the ways it hurts the poor. That means identifying communities at risk of being hit by floods, drought, earthquakes, or mudslides, and making sure they’re moved or protected.

Beyond promoting pluralism, another key to addressing the tensions between Islam and the West is education. The Aga Khan’s message in these times of excesses perpetrated in the name of religion is compelling: ideas and culture are what matter, and that these are all to do with ­people, not necessarily faith. He stresses religion’s social traditions of peace, of tolerance and of pluralism. He has stressed that; all should work on building an “empathetic, welcoming, peaceful and generous” society, which he calls “a fundamental ethic of faith.”

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Aga Khan arrives in city for 3-day visit

Hyderabad: The Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder & Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) arrived in Hyderabad on Monday. Aga Khan is in the city as part of his 10-day official visit to India. He received a warm welcome from Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali along with Chief Secretary S K Joshi and Principal Secretary, General Administration Department (Political) Adhar Sinha upon his arrival at Begumpet Airport.

During his three-day visit, Aga Khan will meet with Governor E S L Narasimhan, besides Deputy Chief Minister. The visit of Aga Khan is part of a series of visits that coincide with the commemoration of Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of his leadership as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community. His visit to India had traditionally served as opportunities to launch or advance social, cultural and economic development projects.




These include the development of hospitals, schools, universities, cultural and financial institutions that serve people of all backgrounds and faiths.

Aga Khan arrived in Delhi on February 20 and the following day, accompanied with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu he inaugurated Sunder Nursery, a new 90-acre (36 hectare) city park in New Delhi. While in Delhi, he also met President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He then travelled to Ahmedabad on the second leg of his visit, where he met with Governor of Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli and Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani as well as members of Ismaili community.

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Have plans to launch development programs in two Telugu States in five years: Aga Khan

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Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today met Governor E.S.L. During his meeting with Aga Khan, the Governor appreciated the various development programs undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network and by its partner agencies of Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in the two Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and told him that the programs should be inclusive and sustainable. His Highness the Aga Khan informed the Governor that their Agencies have plans for launching various development programs in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the next five years. The Governor also appreciated the multi-faceted activities of the Aga Khan Development Network, particularly in the field of education, health care and in the restoration and preservation of Qutub Shahi Tombs at Hyderabad. His Highness Aga Khan referred to the speech by Robot Sophia at the World Economic Forum held at Davos last month and the way she participated in the question and answer session and on how human relations are undergoing a dramatic change.
Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today met Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan as part of his 10-day visit to the country at the invitation of the Union Government, marking the 60th anniversary of the spiritual leader Aga Khan’s accession to the leadership of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957.

During his meeting with Aga Khan, the Governor appreciated the various development programs undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network and by its partner agencies of Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in the two Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and told him that the programs should be inclusive and sustainable. The Governor assured full cooperation by both the State Governments to the development activities of the Agencies.

The Governor also appreciated the multi-faceted activities of the Aga Khan Development Network, particularly in the field of education, health care and in the restoration and preservation of Qutub Shahi Tombs at Hyderabad. His Highness Aga Khan referred to the speech by Robot Sophia at the World Economic Forum held at Davos last month and the way she participated in the question and answer session and on how human relations are undergoing a dramatic change.

His Highness the Aga Khan informed the Governor that their Agencies have plans for launching various development programs in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the next five years. The Governor felicitated the visiting dignitary by presenting a Memento. (NSS) Stay updated with all the Hyderabad Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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Hyderabad, Feb 27 (PTI) Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan today met Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan here and discussed activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

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Hyderabad, Feb 27 (PTI) Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan today met Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan here and discussed activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its associate agencies in the two states.

The Aga Khan informed the Governor about the plans to launch various philanthropic activities in AP and Telangana in the next five years, said a media release issued by the Raj Bhavan.

“His Highness the Aga Khan informed the Governor that their agencies have plans for launching various development programmes in the states of Telananga and Andhra Pradesh in the next five years,” it said.

The Governor appreciated the programmes being implemented by the AKDN, particularly in the fields of education, healthcare and also the restoration of Qutb Shahi Tombs in the city, it said.

Narasimhan assured full cooperation by the two state governments to the activities of the Aga Khan agencies, it said.

The Governor drew the attention of the visiting dignitary “to the wisdom of ancient philosophers and thinkers of the country and their precise astronomical prediction of eclipses etc,” it said.

The spiritual leader also informed the Governor that in the countries of Asia and Africa more emphasis is laid on education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and management.

“His Highness the Aga Khan referred to the speech by Robot Sophia at the World Economic Forum held at Davos in January 2018 and the way she participated in the question and answer session and on how human relations are undergoing a dramatic change,” the release added.

Aga Khan, who is on a 10-day visit to India, arrived here yesterday and visited Qutb Shahi Tombs.

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Development progs should be inclusive, sustainable : Guv

Hyderabad, Feb 27 (UNI) His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) met Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

During his meeting with Aga Khan, the Governor appreciated the various development programmes undertaken by the AKDN and its partner agencies Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and told him that the programmes should be inclusive and sustainable.

The Governor assured of full cooperation by both the State Governments to the developmental activities of the Agencies.
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Aga Khan meets Governor

By Hindu | Wednesday | 28th February, 2018



Aga Khan thanked the Government for its continuous support towards the endeavours of the Aga Khan Development Network in the region, noting that the projects played a critical role in improving the quality of life of all citizens. Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), who is on a visit to India, met Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E.S.L. Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana called on Aga Khan at his hotel. The Governor acknowledged Aga Khan’s engagement in revitalising and making accessible to the widest public, heritage sites through the conservation and restoration work at Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs. He explained to the Governor the AKDN’s emphasis on quality in the provision of education and the importance of assuring a global standard in its educational institutions.

Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), who is on a visit to India, met Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E.S.L. Narisiham at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

Aga Khan thanked the Government for its continuous support towards the endeavours of the Aga Khan Development Network in the region, noting that the projects played a critical role in improving the quality of life of all citizens.

He explained to the Governor the AKDN’s emphasis on quality in the provision of education and the importance of assuring a global standard in its educational institutions. The Governor acknowledged Aga Khan’s engagement in revitalising and making accessible to the widest public, heritage sites through the conservation and restoration work at Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs.

The two leaders also discussed the consequent positive economic impact through employment creation, expert and artisanal skills enhancement and increased tourism, and the social impact through creation of public leisure space for reflection and the enjoyment of nature, a press release said.

Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana called on Aga Khan at his hotel. Stay updated with all the Hyderabad Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.
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Mowlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mumbai

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Mumbai today on the final stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to India. He was received at the airport by Prof. Ram Shinde, Cabinet Minister, Government for Maharashtra for Water Conservation and Protocol; Shri. Raj Gopal Deora, Principal Secretary of Protocol; and Shri. JaiJeet Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Maharashtra; along with leaders of the Jamat.

While in Mumbai, Hazar Imam is scheduled to meet with Honourable Shri C.Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra; and Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is also expected to grant a Diamond Jubilee Darbar for the Jamat of Western India.

The Ismaili Imamat has a long and historic relationship with India, dating back over a century. AKDN institutions have been active in Mumbai in particular for over 70 years. The Aga Khan Health Services’ Prince Aly Khan Hospital, a 162-bed multi-speciality acute care centre in Mumbai, was established in 1945. The ISO-certified hospital is best known for its services in oncology and cardiovascular diseases, and is renowned as a referral centre regionally and internationally, equipped with an operating complex, oncology department, cardiology department, 24-hour emergency service, and a day surgery unit.

Prior to arriving in Mumbai, Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad, where alongside activities relating to initiatives of the Ismaili Imamat, he also met with the Jamat of Gujarat and Southern India.

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AGA KHAN AND NARSIMHAN STRESS ON AFFORDABLE EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE

Hyderabad, Feb 27 (Munsif News): His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network and the Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narsimhan in their meeting at Raj Bhavan, today, stressed the need to provide affordable education and health care facilities with an aim to improve quality of life.

During the meeting, the Governor has appreciated the various development programmes undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network and its partner agencies of Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in both the State of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and told him that the programmes should be sustainable, he assured of full cooperation by both the State governments to the development activities of the Agencies.

The Government has appreciated the multi faceted development programmes implemented by the Aga Khan Development network, more particularly in the field of education, health care and more particularly in the restoration and preservation of Qutub Shahi Tombs at Hyderabad. Governor has cited the example of restoration and preservation works done in the Falaknuma Palace and stressed the need to revitalise the country’s culture and history by restoration and preservation of historic monuments and structures to their old grandeur.

The visiting Dignitary, Aga Khan has referred to the speech by Robot Sophia and the way she has participated in the question and answer session at a recently held conference here, saying how human relations are undergoing a dramatic change. The Governor said that promotion of education with Global compatibility and competitiveness is their goal. The visiting Dignitary said that in the countries of Asia and Africa, more emphasis is laid on education in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics) and related subjects, while agreeing his views, the Governor stressed the need for more research in the field of Nano Technology, in the treatment of Oncology and cancer related diseases to ensure painless treatment coupled with psychological counselling, both of them discussed on the busy and stressful lifestyle and unhealthy competition among people leading to stressful life and its impact on health conditions.

Aga Khan informed the Governor that his Agencies have plans to launch various developmental programmes in the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the next five years and thanked the Governor for the meeting. Governor felicitated His Highness the Aga Khan by presenting a Memento to the visiting Dignitary. (Munsif News)

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MAHMOOD ALI REQUESTED AGA KHAN TO TAKE UP THE BEAUTIFICATION OF GOLCONDA FORT

Hyderabad, Feb 28 (Munsif News): Deputy Chief Minister (Revenue) Mohammad Mahmood Ali called on His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at Falaknuma Palace, during their discussion the Deputy Chief Minister has requested His Highness for taking up the beautification and renovation work of Golconda Fort as has been done in the case of seven tombs and the prince said he would look into it.

The Deputy Chief Minister has also informed his Highness that during the recent visit of the President of Iran, it was brought to his notice that the renovation work of seven tombs has been done by the Aga Khan Trust. (Munsif News)

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Aga Khan to address 40,000 followers at Mumbai University’s Kalina campus

MUMBAI: Fair, tall and fit in a smart suit, the 81-year-old Prince Karim the Aga Khan IV, 49th Imam or spiritual head of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder-chairman of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), looks down benignly from multiple hoardings in Mumbai. The Aga Khan, who is on a 10-day visit to India as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of his leadership, will on Thursday meet the governor, chief minister, management committee of Mumbai University (MU) and later address around 40,000 followers at MU’s Kalina campus.

Apart from addressing the community, the suave, soft-spoken Paris-based Imam may also recall the bond the Shia Ismaili Imamat has maintained with Mumbai for centuries.

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Spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community landed on Wednesday; will address followers at Mumbai University ground in Kalina on Thursday to celebrate his diamond jubilee as Imam.

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community, arrived in Mumbai, the final stop of his India tour, on Wednesday.

Here to commemorate his sixtieth anniversary as Imam, he is in the country at the invitation of the central government. The 81-yearold spiritual leader arrived in the city from Hyderabad at 2 pm on Wednesday, and is staying at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Colaba.

The Aga Khan enjoys the same protocol status as India’s vice president, and was escorted by a French delegation, and a posse of security guards and police, keeping the media at bay.

He will meet Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao, and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will call on him at the Taj Mahal hotel on Thursday. Following this, the Aga Khan will address his Shia Ismaili community followers at the Mumbai University ground in Kalina, after which he is expected to leave the city. Around 40,000 followers are expected to be present at the address.

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Aga Khan to help Maharashtra agriculture sector

The Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, on Thursday said his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will work for the agriculture sector and rural support in Maharashtra.

Lauding the efforts of the state government for tribal development, the visiting spiritual leader said he will consider extending support to finish incomplete irrigation projects in Maharashtra and create livelihood opportunities for tribals in remote areas.

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Aga Khan may set up cancer centre, help Maharashtra agri sector

IANS | Mumbai Last Updated at March 1, 2018 20:45 IST

The Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, on Thursday said his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will work for the agriculture sector and rural support in Maharashtra and consider setting up a children's cancer hospital here.

Lauding the efforts of the state government for tribal development, the visiting spiritual leader said he will consider extending support to finish incomplete irrigation projects in Maharashtra and create livelihood opportunities for tribals in remote areas.

The Aga Khan said the AKDN is already involved with MIT and Harvard for a programme on Architecture and Design, and expressed keenness to work closely with the University of Mumbai.

He offered the AKDN's assistance to the university in designing and developing degree or diploma programmes in heritage conservation.

The Aga Khan, currently on a visit to India to commemorate the ongoing Diamond Jubilee of his Imamat, was speaking after meeting Maharashtra Governor C.

V. Rao at Raj Bhavan here this afternoon.

He added that the AKDN is currently engaged in developmental works in six Indian states including Maharashtra mainly in the fields of education, healthcare, rural development and agriculture.

Welcoming the Aga Khan and congratulating him on the 60th year of his Imamat, Governor Rao praised his services to humanity and said that "the world needs a person like the Aga Khan to convey the message of Islam".

He pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed the government's intention to double farmers' incomes by 2022 and appreciated the Aga Khan's offer of cooperation for the state's agriculture sector.

Rao sought the AKDN's assistance in creating an Aga Khan Academy of Archery to offer quality training in this sport to sportspersons hailing from the rural and tribal areas of the state.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis called on the Aga Khan and discussed efforts on employment generation for youth -- through forest tourism, village developments and water conservation.

"I am happy to know that the AKDN and the Aga Khan Health Services is considering to set up a cancer hospital for children in Mumbai," Fadnavis said.

The 82-year-old Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, revered by his community worldwide as 'Aga Khan IV', assumed the title in July 1957, and the AKDN operates in at least 35 of the world's poorest countries.

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