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Speech extracts during the laying of the foundation stone of the Prince Aly Boys Academy, Pakistan 1964-12-12

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Event - 1964-12-12
Saturday, 1964, December 12
Ismaili Mirror 1973
Prince Aly Boys' Academy, Pakistan
Aga Khan IV (H.H. Prince Karim)

Extract of speech by Hazar Imam during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys Academy in Karachi, Pakistan:

Let Me say to begin with, how proud I have been to visit the Girls' Academy and to see that what had been my hope and prayer four years ago has actually been realized. Not only is the Academy in a magnificent state of upkeep, but the children look very happy indeed.

I would like to congratulate the Youth Services for the excellent work which they have done and to tell them that not only do I believe they are admired in the Jamat for their outstanding services, but also I have heard very high compliments from many people outside the community.

What I would like my Jamats to understand, and I know that they already understand this, is that any individual, whoever he may be in the Jamat, who is doing good work in the interest of our children, needs and deserves support. And I will always give these spiritual children the support they deserve so long as they carry out their duties in the most logical and intelligent way which they can

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