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Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, The Aga Khan IV with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lt. Governor Anil Baijal arrive for the inauguration of Sunder Nursery at Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi

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www.nationalheraldindia.com

15 monuments back to glory, courtesy Aga Khan Trust

Delhi Heritage City Park
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www.deccanherald.com

As many as 15 monuments dating back to 16th century nearby the majestic Humayun Tomb are now back to their splendour here in Nizamuddin area.

Along with this, a nursery spread in a 90-acre area, which houses these monuments, has also been transformed into a magnificent heritage city park.

The heritage park offers a unique blend of nature, culture and ecology.

Thanks to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), under which the monument restoration and city park development, work has been done in line with the those created by it in Kabul, Cairo, Mali and Zanzibar.

Meetings with CM, Governor top Aga Khan’s city agenda

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Aga Khan IV has been guiding the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims since 1957 in religious, spiritual and temporal matters. A statement from the Aga Khan’s office said, “Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Humayun. On Wednesday, he will inaugurate Sundar Nursery, a sixteenth-century heritage garden adjacent to Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb, including its gardens, is the largest cultural project undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) till date.

Visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (February 20 – March 01, 2018)

His Highness The Aga Khan meets with the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan   2018-02-21

VISIT OF HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN (20th February – 01st March, 2018)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2015 hrs
Arrive Delhi
Venue: AFS Palam
Photo Op: AV Media

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

1230 hrs
Meeting with the Vice President
Venue: Hyderabad House
Photo Op: Agencies Only

1615 hrs
Opening of Sunder Nursery
Venue: Hazrat Nizamuddin, Near Humanyu’s Tomb
Contact -Aga Khan Foundation

1830 hrs
Meeting with the Prime Minister
Venue: 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Thursday, February 22, 2018

1115 hrs
Call on the President
Venue: Rashtrapati Bhawan

Delhi High Courtt asks Aga Khan Foundation to beautify Amir Khusro Park

Amir Khusro Park, Delhi
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www.outlookindia.com

New Delhi, Jan 17 The Delhi High Court today asked Aga Khan Foundation to develop and carry out landscaping at the historic Amir Khusro Park in south Delhi, from where the authorities have recently removed illegal encroachers.

The court also turned down the submission of the Delhi Waqf Board counsel opposing the idea of allowing the foundation to beautify the park, claiming that the land belonged to the board which can take care of its property.

Speech to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking during the official dinner hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICC) in

Honourable Minister,
Mr President,
Members of the Committee,
Distinguished Guests,

Subz Burj: Oldest double-domed monument in the heart of city set to be renovated

Subz Burj: Oldest double-domed monument - New Delhi   2018-01-12
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www.nyoooz.com

(Source: Amit Mehra)The 22-metre high Sabz Burj, at the intersection of Mathura Road and Lodhi Road, has led a lonely life. The Sabz Burj has suffered abuse due to its location — there is pollution, traffic and accompanying vibrations,” said Nanda. Surrounded by the cacophony of screeching honks from cars, the sprawling lawns of the 16th Century tomb play host to mostly pigeons. “This project is significant because the monument is in the middle of the city, at a busy intersection… people will see the restoration work, it won’t be hidden,” said Nanda.

 AKDN assists with Clean India Mission.

Nagal Behen and her family decided to construct a toilet for themselves after they learnt about the importance of safe sanitatio
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Universal health coverage is part of the world’s movement toward improved quality of life. The Sustainable Development Goals embody that vision for a healthier planet, with SDG 3 looking to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

Humayun's Tomb Site Museum launch

Humayun's Tomb Site Museum launch

His Highness the Aga Khan and Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma at the foundation ceremony of the Humayun's Tomb site museum.

AKDN / Narendra Swain

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Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon 1989-02-14

Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon  1989-02-14

Hazar Imam meets with Prime MInister of India Rajiv Gandhi at a Luncheon 1989-02-14

Aga Khan Receives India’s Padma Vibhushan Award 2015-04-08

His Highness the Aga Khan receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award from President Pranab Mukherjee of India.
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akdn.org

New Delhi, India, 8 April, 2015 –His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, today awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India.

The award, which was bestowed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi as part of the commemoration of India’s 66th Republic Day, was also awarded to actor Amitabh Bhachchan, philanthropist Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade and renowned nuclear scientist, Malur Ramasamy Srinivasan, amongst others.

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on PM Narendra Modi 2015-04-08

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India 2015-04-08
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Odisha Fast News

New Delhi: Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, Prince Karim Aga Khan, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today. He is currently on a visit to India, and will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow.

Remarks by H H.The Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for the Humayan’s Tomb Site Museum in Delhi, 2015-04-07

Minister Mahesh Sharma with His Highness the Aga Khan on Tuesday. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahim-ir-Rahim

Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma
Secretary Mr. Ravindra Singh
Secretary Dr. Lalit Panwar

You have been most generous with your comments this afternoon and I thank you warmly for the encouragement you have given to the people of the Trust for Culture and myself. And I would like to begin these comments by repeating what I said when the foundation-stone was laid sometime ago of the restoration of the Humayun’s Tomb.

Work on Humayun’s museum begins Tuesday 2015-04-06

Humayun Tomb Restoration New Delhi
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The Asian Age

Work will start on the construction of the “country’s first” sunken museum on April 7 at the iconic Humayun’s Tomb site, which after its completion in 2017 will showcase the heritage of the Nizamuddin Area over the last seven centuries.

Expected to be completed in 30 months, the project has been pledged a fund of Rs 49 crore from the tourism ministry. Inspired from the medieval baolis (water tanks) of northern India, the underground site museum, with a built-up area of 9,000 square metre, will marry modern 21st century architecture with Mughal-era craftsmanship in its design.

H.H. The Aga Khan to visit India 2015-04-06

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2015, April 6: Government of India announced the visit of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to India from Monday, 6th April, 2015 to Saturday, 11th April, 2015. His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in New Delhi on Monday, 6th April, 2015 and is expected to meet with the highest levels of Government of India leadership including the Vice President and Prime Minister on Tuesday, 7th April, 2015.

Delhi to get its first sunken museum 2012-05-26

An artist’s impression of the sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun’s Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Ni
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tHE hINDU

The Capital will have its first sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun's Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Nizamuddin Basti -- if multiple agencies required to give clearances come together and give the go-ahead for the project.

Interpretation centres, popularly known as site museums that detail the history of a cultural or natural heritage, have been largely missing from the Indian arena. The project, a first of its kind in the country, has been conceptualised and designed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration Ceremony for the Restoration of Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India 2013-09-18

 Inauguration of the Restoration of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi  2013-09-18
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Your Excellency Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Minister for Culture Shrimati Chandresh Kumari Katoch
Mr. Ratan Tata
Honorable Ministers, Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Let me first extend my special thanks to the Prime Minister, whose presence honours all of us.

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New Delhi: One of New Delhi's most famous monuments, a mausoleum that inspired the Taj Mahal, will be officially unveiled today after a six-year refit that has seen it restored to its original form. Humayun's Tomb, completed in 1570 by the Islamic Mughal dynasty that ruled most of northern India for more than three centuries, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the biggest draws for visitors to the Indian capital.

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to meet Manmohan Singh today

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zeenews.india.com

New Delhi: Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Wednesday.

Aga Khan IV, who arrived on an official visit to India for 11 days, will meet Dr Singh at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) here at 12: 30 pm.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will then call on the visiting dignitary at around 3 pm at Hotel Taj Mahal here.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will host a banquet in honour of the spiritual leader at the Hyderabad House here at 7: 45 pm.


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