Portugal’s President invests His Highness the Aga Khan with the Order of Liberty as he also receives Doctorate – Honoris Causa from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

July 11th marked the commencement of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan marking 60 years of his Imamat and his continuous commitment to the betterment of humanity. Nine days later, Portugal becomes the first country to award Prince Karim Aga Khan with a double honour, a decoration of the Grã-Cruz da Ordem da Liberdade, Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty by Portugal’s President, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and eralier in the day an investiture of a Doctorate – Honoris Causa from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan was distinguished by the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa and decorated with the Order of Liberty by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (image credit: JOSÉ CARIA/Expresso)
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan being congratulated by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (image credit: JOSÉ CARIA/Expresso)

This Portuguese – English translation is adapted from an article by Alexandra Carita, published in Portuguese news media Expresso on July 20, 2017.

Portuguese English
O líder espiritual da comunidade ismaelita está em Lisboa para uma breve visita. Foi distinguido pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa com o título de Doutor Honoris Causa e condecorado com a Ordem da Liberdade pelo Presidente da República
The spiritual leader of the Ismaili community is in Lisbon for a brief visit. He was distinguished by the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa and decorated with the Order of Liberty by the President of the Republic

 

Príncipe Aga Khan condecorado por Marcelo

Prince Aga Khan decorated by Marcelo

Doutor Honoris Causa – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Shah Karim al-Husseini, o príncipe Aga Khan, líder da comunidade ismaelita, foi distinguido com o título de Doutor Honoris Causa pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa. O padrinho do laureado é Francisco Pinto Balsemão e a distinção é atribuída pelo reitor da Nova, António Rendas, numa cerimónia copresidida pelo Presidente da República, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Honorary Doctorate – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Shah Karim al-Husseini, Prince Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili community, was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. In the company of the patron Francisco Pinto Balsemão, the distinction was awarded by the rector of NOVA, António Rendas, in a ceremony co-chaired by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Grã-Cruz da Ordem da Liberdade

No final da cerimónia agendadadesta quarta-feira, na reitoria da Universidade, Marcelo atribui-lhe ainda a Grã-Cruz da Ordem da Liberdade, a primeira distinção desde género que atribui durante o seu mandato.

Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty

At the end of the ceremony at the university’s rectory, Marcelo also awarded to him the Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty, the first distinction he attributes during his presidential term.

Jubileu de Diamante do Príncipe Karim Aga Khan, Imam (líder espiritual) dos muçulmanos Ismaelita

As duas condecorações enquadram-se nas comemorações do Jubileu de Diamante do principe Aga Khan, ou seja, a comemoração dos 60 anos enquanto imã hereditário (líder espiritual) dos muçulmanos Shia Imami Ismaili.

Ao longo das últimas seis décadas, o Aga Khan tem transformado a qualidade de vida de milhões de pessoas, em todo o mundo. Nas áreas da saúde, educação, revitalização cultural e a capacitação económica, tem trabalhado para inspirar a excelência e melhorar as condições de vida e as oportunidades, nas regiões mais remotas e problemáticas, do mundo.

Diamond Jubilee of Prince Karim Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims

The two decorations are part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Prince Aga Khan, meaning the 60th anniversary celebration as a hereditary imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.

Over the past six decades, the Aga Khan has transformed the quality of life of millions of people around the world. In the areas of health, education, cultural revitalization and economic empowerment, it has worked to inspire excellence and improve living conditions and opportunities in the world’s most remote and troubled regions.

O Assento do Ismaii Imamat

Portugal foi o país escolhido para acolher a sede mundial do Imamat Ismaili, instituição dirigida pelo principe Aga Khan.

The Seat of the Ismaili Imamat

Portugal was the chosen as the country to host the world headquarters of the Imamat Ismaili, institution directed by the prince Aga Khan


 

Via http://expresso.sapo.pt/sociedade/2017-07-20-Principe-Aga-Khan-condecorado-por-Marcelo

 


Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali


About the Order of Liberty

Star of order of liberty of portugal.jpg
Star of The Order of Liberty

The Order of Liberty, or Freedom, is a Portuguese honorific civil order aims to distinguish relevant services rendered in defense of the values ​​of Civilization, in favor of the dignification of the Human Person and the cause of Freedom.

The Grand Collar can also be given by the President of Portugal to former Heads of State and others whose deeds are of an extraordinary nature and of special relevance to Portugal, making them worthy of such a distinction

Via http://www.ordens.presidencia.pt/?idc=185

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2 thoughts

  1. Congratulations to His Highness The Aga Khan on receiving the highest rank of honour of the Order of Liberty, much deserved and recognised.

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  2. Parabens. Congratulations. Mubaraki to all global Jamat on occasion of this great honour given to our Hazar Imam Prince Karim Aga Khan. Great souvenir. Grande Honra dessas duas condecoracoes. Muito obrigado.

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