Hanif Karmali

King George Teacher Hanif Karmali Presented with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Award

On January 23rd, King George PE teacher Hanif Karmali received a letter inviting him to receive the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program. Karmali refused to take credit alone for this achievement, sharing the honour with his colleagues, Janie Groombridge and Dan O’Gorman. Principal Roberto Moro…

Mehwish Panjwani: Young citizens recognized

Nine young Mississaugans are being recognized this week for community service and character building with the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Jacqueline Chan, Kaitlyn D’Agostino, Travis DeWolf, Georgina Evison, Michael Ferrarelli, Aidan O’Sullivan, Mehwish Panjwani, Roxalana Tkachenko and Meredith Webb — all age 16 to 24 — will be presented with the award by David…

Woman of Distinction: Vote for Alia Dharamsi, for YWCA Vancouver’s 2011 Connecting the Community Award

A medical student at UBC, Alia is also passionate about alleviating hunger, promoting good nutrition and learning about international development. She has volunteered extensively with inner-city and international programs to assist in programming and fundraising. Most notably, as President and founder of Meal Exchange UBC, Alia coordinated efforts to raise over $56,000 of food and…

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, honours youths’ success – Ismaili Youth Group honoured

The crisp outline of the Olympic Mountains provided a picture-perfect backdrop at Government House yesterday as Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, presided over a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ceremony for 68 young people from around the province. It was Edward’s main appearance during a brief stay in the city, and followed a pair of similar…

Youth group captures awards – Rashid Fatehali has been honoured once again for his volunteer work with youth

North Shore resident Rashid Fatehali has been honoured once again for his volunteer work with youth. Fatehali is the leader and founder of the Lower Mainland Ismaili Youth Extreme Adventure Group, and 14 of its participants received the Duke of Edinburgh awards on May 2. They were handed out by B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point in…

Resting place of Aga Khan I Shah Hasan Ali Shah

From Flickr. High Resolution Picture Hasanabad, Mazgaon, Mumbai – India ——– From Amaana.org By Al-Waez Alijah Hasan Husayn Nazar Ali Mowlana Shah Hasan Ali spent the last years of his life in the peaceful enjoyment of his large income and hereditary honours at Poona, Bombay and Bangalore. He devoted the last 30 years of his…

Kampala Serena Hotel Plays Host To Royalty

December 7, 2007 in Accommodation (Forimmediaterelease.net) Serena Hotels, the leading hotel group in East Africa, which is owned and operated by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, was delighted to recently (20 – 25 November 2007) host HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during their 4-day visit to Uganda at the…

Noteworthy neighbours

Several North Shore residents were among 65 youth from across British Columbia who recently received a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award silver level Certificate of Achievement. <snip> Recipients from the North Shore include the Ismaili Youth Extreme Adventure Group, with members Saima Ali, Hafeez Dossa, Nabila Harjee, Aliya Jiwa, Zia Mawji, Tahreen Mohamed and Shane Virani…

Aga Khan invited to join in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will mark their diamond wedding anniversary with a special service of thanksgiving next week. Retracing their footsteps down the aisle, the royal couple will return to Westminster Abbey, where they married 60 years ago. Some 2,000 people, with more than 30 members of the Royal Family including the Prince…