His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (February 22, 2018)
Welcoming Prince Aga Khan to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President congratulated him on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community. He said that the Prince has lead with great humility and has been a shining example of goodness for humanity.
The President said that India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world. He stated that the programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and India’s flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swacch Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas.
The President was happy to note that AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal. Pointing to the inauguration of the restored Sunder Nursery in Delhi yesterday, the President said that India appreciates AKDN for helping in several restoration projects.