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Remarks by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Architectural Awards ceremony held in Kazan, Tatarstan 2019-09-12

Awards presentation at the 2019 AKAA held in Kazan, Tatarstan 2019-09-12

I think of this ceremony as marking the history of this wonderful country and its relationship with a faith which we all practice. As we look forward to the future, it's important that we carry with us the values of our faith. That they be there around the world, all the time, amongst all Muslims.

So I take this occasion to say how happy I am to be here to participate with you in the the launch of the stamp process and I wish happiness, good success in the practice of faith and that we all work together for peace in our world.

Thank you



Mawlana Hazar Imam applauds as Mr Mintimer Shaimiev, State Counselor of the Republic of Tatarstan, receives special recognition for his lifetime effort and dedication to protect the heritage of Tatarstan.
Photo: Akbar Hakim


Hazar Imam at the 14 cycle of the AKAA in Kazan, Tatarstan Soviet Republic 2019-09-12

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Hazar Imam giving closing remarks at the Architectural Awards ceremony in Kazan, Tatarstan 2019-09-14

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan IV at The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Award Presentation Ceremony 2019-09-13

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 ceremony. AKDN / Akbar Hakim


As-Salam-Alai-Kum, Peace be upon you

Your Excellency Mintimer Shaimiev,
Your Excellency Eleonora Mitrofanova,
Respected Members of the Government,
Distinguished Guests

What an enormous pleasure it is to welcome all of you to this ceremony.

We gather today with a group of extraordinary people, in an extraordinary place, and for an extraordinary purpose.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is organised around a series of three-year cycles - each one culminating in the recognition of our Award recipients.



October 4, 2006 Tatarstan, Kazan: Princess Zahra Aga Khan receiving the BSHF/World Habitat Award in Kazan.
From left, Hafiz Sherali, Chairman of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS) in Pakistan;Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN Habitat; Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Diane Diacon, Director of Building and Social Housing Foundation; and Asif Merchant, CEO of AKPBS in Pakistan.


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