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U.S. to support restoration of Hyderabad’s Paigah tombs by AKTC 2023-01-08

Paigah Tombs  Hyderabad
Source: 
www.canindia.com

U.S. Charge d’Affaires, Ambassador Beth Jones on Tuesday announced a $250,000 U.S.-government project to support the conservation and restoration of Paigah tombs in Hyderabad.

Ambassador Jones visited the Paigah tombs complex and announced the project to support the conservation and restoration of six tombs built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Supported by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), it is the fifth such conservation project funded by the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture will implement the project.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) India organised a workshop on Climate Action through Urban Heat Island (UHI) 2023-01-06

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Source: 
indiashorts.com

HYDERABAD, India, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) India in partnership with the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) conducted a workshop on Urban Heat Island (UHI) studies done in Hyderabad, and to explore opportunities for implementation of mitigation measures in alignment with draft Cool Roof Policy for Hyderabad in collaboration with government and non-governmental partners.

Prince Aly Khan Hospital demolition to begin today 2022-12-26

Prince Ali Khan Hospital at Mazgoan, in Mumbai, India,  (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Source: 
www.hindustantimes.com

Mumbai The demolition of the 70-year-old Prince Aly Khan (PAKH) building, Mazgaon, will begin on Tuesday after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) served them demolition notice on December 23

Hyderabad’s 430-year-old Badshahi Ashoorkhana to be restored by AKTC 2022-12-29

Badshahi Ashoorkhana
Source: 
www.siasat.com

Hyderabad: The Ministry of Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) on Thursday announced the restoration of the historic Badshahi Ashoorkhana.

Following the survey of the Badshahi Ashurkhana, urban development secretary Arvind Kumar stated that the Aga Khan Trust and the Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (QQSUDA) will restore the lime plaster and consolidate the structure.

Hyderabad: Qutb Shahi monument Shaikpet Sarai to be restored by AKTC 2022-12-26

Shaikpet Sarai
Source: 
www.siasat.com

Hyderabad: A Qutb Shahi monument Shaikpet Sarai will be restored for adaptive reuse under the aegis of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and National Institute of Urban Management (NIUM) by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Special Chief Secretary of Urban Development Arvind Kumar tweeted on Monday.

Shaikpet Sarai is the latest monument to be added to the list of heritage structures being restored by the Telangana government.

The authorities recently announced that Saidani-Ma Tomb, Sardar Mahal, Mir Alam Mandi, and Mahaboob Chowk Market (Murghi Chowk) will be restored.

Move over Golconda, Charminar—Aga Khan Trust is bringing back to life a hidden Hyderabad necropolis 2022-09-18

Tombs of Subhan Quli (front) and Sultan Quli (rear)
Source: 
theprint.in

For 10 years, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been restoring the Qutb Shahi Tombs. And in it lies the founder of Hyderabad.

Precariously perched on a bamboo scaffolding in the scorching Hyderabad heat one afternoon, a mason tirelessly chipped through 20th-century cement layers. Suddenly, something glistened through the dust. Intricate blue and green glaze tile patterns on the facade and dome of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah’s mausoleum, hidden away for centuries, peeked through. The dilapidated tiles are now a glimpse into the 16th-century world when the mausoleum was created.

Revival of Charminar pedestrianisation project will include AKTC, ThinkCity

Special chief secretary Arvind Kumar seen with Luis Monreal of AKTC and other officials
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

The QuliQutb Shah Development Authority (QQSUDA) and the National Institute of Urban Management (NIUM) will be spearheading the project, MA&UD informed in a press note.

Hyderabad: The revival of the Charminar pedestrianisation project will be done with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and ThinkCity, announced MA&UD special chief secretary Arvind Kumar.

Arvind Kumar said on Friday that a meeting was held with the general manager of AKTC Luis Monreal. “Economic integration of stakeholders/hawkers is integral,” said Kumar.

Aga Khan Academy in Telangana signs MoU with Meghalaya govt 2022-06-10

An MoU was signed between Dean Admissions, Aga Khan Academy and Secretary Education , Government of Meghalaya (GoM)
Source: 
theshillongtimes.com

Shillong, June 10: An MoU was signed between Dean Admissions, Aga Khan Academy and Secretary Education , Government of Meghalaya (GoM), for talent identification and providing scholarship for four meritorious students from Meghalaya.

The students will be admitted for classes 6 to 12 in Aga Khan Academy, Telangana.

Speech by Hazar Imam at Institutional Banquet in Mumbai, India 2013-09-28

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Press Trust of India New Delhi

Aga Khan, the chairman of Aga Khan Development network, arrived here today on a 12-day India visit during which he will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

Khan would preside over an inauguration ceremony to mark the completion of the restoration of Humayun's Tomb Heritage site tomorrow.

The restoration work at the heritage site has been carried out by the Aga Khan Trust.

AKTC rejuvenated Nizamuddin Basti project wins two UNESCO heritage awards

Chausath Khamba conservation works in Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi, India. Pic courtesy AKTC

New Delhi, December 2

In double joy for India, a project on holistic urban revitalisation of the historic Nizamuddin Basti community in Delhi, has brought laurels for the country in two categories in this year's UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The project has won the prestigious Award of Excellence, and another award in the Special Recognition for Sustainable Development category, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said.

Stepwell in Qutb Shahi tombs complex restored by AKTC 2021-11-14

Lessons from the past: The restored stepwell inside the Qutb Shahi tombs complex in Hyderabad. Serish Nanisetti
Source: 
The Hindu

'Probably one of the earliest structures here; might pre-date the necropolis’

In the marvellous garden of a stucco work necropolis of the Qutb Shahi tombs, it is a deep stepwell of dressed granite. While curvy flowy lines and stucco decorations are the norm in the tombs complex, the stepwell is all about straight lines and minimalistic design. Recently restored to the way it appears in archival images from 19th century by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, the effort has been aided by US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Delhiwale: Meet the Nila Gumbad executed by AKTC 2021-10-19

The Nila Gumbad, or the blue dome, stands at the far-east of the Humayun tomb complex.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Source: 
Hindustan Times

It’s 24 karat gold—the kalash , or the finial, at the top of the Humayun’s Tomb. The gilded metal glistens in sunshine. Just some steps away is a much smaller tomb. Its dome is dotted with wild grass. But it too is as intense as its celebrity counterpart. The effect is caused by the dome’s enigmatic blue, which is neither shiny, nor pale. The shade appears fragile, and one fears it might wash out during the rains, or under the harsh sunshine.

Ministry Of Labour & Employment And Microsoft India Collaborate To Skill 10 Million Jobseekers Across India with AKRSP help

AKRSP(I) believes education is the backbone of society
Source: 
Digisaksham

New Delhi : Microsoft India today announced a partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to launch DigiSaksham – a collaborative digital skills training initiative to empower jobseekers in an increasingly tech driven economy. This joint initiative is an extension of the government’s ongoing engagement to upskill youth from rural and semi-urban areas.

Women's self-help group in Gujarat run bakery, started by collecting savings 4 years ago (with AKDN help) 2021-07-25

Jayshree Bhoye in the Apana Bakery (Photo/ANI)
Source: 
in.news.yahoo.com

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), July 25 (ANI): A self-help group of 10 women in the Nadgakhadi village in the tribal district of Dang runs a bakery which they started by collecting their savings four years ago.

The bakery named 'Apna bakery' sells Ragi based baked food. After four years of hard work, the group is known as 'Bakery Sisters'.

Speaking to ANI, Kalpana Gaikwad of Apna Bakery said, "When we started the bakery we use to make biscuits of flour, but the women working here suggested to start making food of Ragi."

Aga Khan Palace presented to India by His Highness The Aga Khan IV 1969-02-22

H.H. The Aga Khan met with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India

The Yeravada Palace has been handed over to the Indian Government on
Saturday, February 22, 1969 as a national memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in
presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Aga Khan Preschool named most nature-friendly preschool in Gujarat by Education World India 2021-04

The Aga Khan Preschool, Thorala, teaches children about being mindful of their environment through fun activities (photo taken p
Source: 
akdn.org

The Aga Khan Preschool in Thorala, in Rajkot, Gujarat, won two awards from EducationWorld India for being the most Nature-Friendly Preschool in the Gujarat State and the seventh most Nature-Friendly Preschool in India.

Qutub Shahi Tombs: 60 pc renovation work completed, a unique heritage park on card 2021-04-16

Project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings
Source: 
siasat.com The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The 16th Century Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the main tourist attraction in the city. A heritage park is being added as a new chapter to this attraction.

The unique heritage park is likely to come up on 106 acres of land with the joint efforts of Aga Khan Foundation, Heritage Telangana and Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

A project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings. The first phase of this grand program of repair and renovation has been completed in 2018 and now the last phase of this program is underway.

Qutub Shahi Tombs: 60 pc renovation work completed, a unique heritage park on card 2021-04-16

Quli Qutb Shah's Tomb

Hyderabad: The 16th Century Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the main tourist attraction in the city. A heritage park is being added as a new chapter to this attraction.

The unique heritage park is likely to come up on 106 acres of land with the joint efforts of Aga Khan Foundation, Heritage Telangana and Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

A project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings. The first phase of this grand program of repair and renovation has been completed in 2018 and now the last phase of this program is underway.

Khushiyali Announcement made on occasion of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah's arrival in Mumbai 1907-12-27

Khushiyali Announcement of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah's arrival in Mumbai from Wilayat (Europe)1907-12-27

Khushiyali Announcement made on Savant 1964 month of Magsar Vadi Friday 7th 27-12-1907 announcing that Hazrat Mowlana Salamat Datar Sarkar Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah Datar had arrived in Mumbai from Wilayat (Europe) today by steamer. This announcement invited other Jamats to attend the Holy Deedar to be held in Mumbai


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