Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park

Speech by the Aga Khan at the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park28 May 2010 –
Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper, Madame Clarkson, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by expressing my profound appreciation for the great honour which this country has paid to me today by extending this generous gift of Honorary Canadian Citizenship.

I have been deeply moved by your gracious gesture — which I also regard as a tribute to the institution of the Ismaili Imamat, which I represent. It is a significant recognition of the values which our community of faith shares with the people of Canada.

Je suis très profondément touché par l’immense honneur que vous m’avez si généreusement accordé, à moi personnellement et à l’Imamat Ismaili.

Mr Prime Minister, I have always felt very much at home in Canada, but never more so than at this moment.

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