TOI Social Impact Awards 2014-15 - India's Poor add up to World's 3rd largest country

Aga Khan Rural Support Program, India shortlisted for Times of India Social Impact Awards 2014-15

From the remote tribal hamlets of Jharkhand, the sand-whipped wilderness of the Thar, the salt-affected ravines of Chambal, the slums of Mumbai and from many such unheeded corners of the country, voices and images of people who are making a difference will come alive when winners are selected for the TOI Social Impact Awards 2014-15.…

Indian influence in new exhibit at Aga Khan Museum - British painter Howard Hodgkin's work at display

Indian influence in new exhibit at Aga Khan Museum – British painter Howard Hodgkin’s work at display

Artwork collected by and created by British painter Howard Hodgkin North York Mirror By Clark Kim Two new exhibitions, distinct but connected by one man’s passion for India, open to the public starting Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Aga Khan Museum. One of the exhibitions called the Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard…

Nazir Juma Addressing the Crowd - The Future of Power

The Future of Power is in India

“India used to be the power house of the world because its power was rooted in spirituality and benevolence of its rulers. But with the shifting of power to the west, power began to be equated with brute strength. … Many western economies whose performance seemed enviable are now heavily in debt, their GDP growths…

Project Buniyaad: A social crusade for promoting optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in Bihar

AKF India: Project Buniyaad: A social crusade for promoting optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in Bihar

Abhishek Singh, Aga Khan Development Network Abhishek Singh is Programme Manager, Aga Khan Foundation (India) and is based at AKF’s office in Patna. He is leading project Buniyaad: Reducing infant mortality by using optimal IYCF practices in three districts of Bihar. He has done post-graduation in Rural Management and Development from Dept. of Rural Studies,…

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Ratish Nanda of Aga Khan Trust for Culture India receives India Harmony Award

The India Harmony Foundation presented The Chishti India Harmony Awards, 2014, on Thursday evening at India International Centre here. The award, which recognises selfless work in building bridges between communities, was instituted in 2010 by former (Late) Cabinet Secretary Zafar Saifullah though this foundation. Dr. Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, gave away the…

Webcast Link: Address to Parliament of His Highness the Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan conferred one of India’s highest civilian honour: Padma Vibhushan

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is…

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Matt Reed, CEO Aga Khan Foundation India introduces former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Jaipur Literature Festival

Day four of Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 saw fans thronging in great numbers to hear Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam speak at Ford Samvad. The afternoon’s Ford Samvad session with administrator, scientist and former Indian president , Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam possibly hosted the largest audience gathering ever seen at  Jaipur Literature Festival. Dr APJ Abdul…

Golden Shower trees at Aga Khan Park, Margao, Goa

Golden Shower trees at Aga Khan Park, Margao, Goa

The Golden Shower Tree adorns the northern segment of the Margao municipal garden, called the Aga Khan park. About Aga Khan park: The Northern segment of the Margao Municipal Garden was developed by a businessman, Abdul Javerbhai Mavany . It was named after H.H. The Aga Khan, during his visit just before Goa’s liberation and…

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Udaan Summit: Changing lifestyle requires change in industry | Times of India

The summit was organized by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) jointly with the Ismaili Council. It aimed to create awareness among entrepreneurs about the current economic scenario. “Such summits become important because there is hardly any platform which focuses on improving skills among small entrepreneurs and their knowledge about how diverse their own business…

Aga Khan Music Initiative presents the spiritual sounds of Azerbaijan at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Aga Khan Music Initiative presents the spiritual sounds of Azerbaijan at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Appearing on the opening night will be the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, presented in association with Aga Khan Music Initiative who will bring the spiritual sounds of Azerbaijan. Qasimov was awarded the prestigious IMC–UNESCO International Music Prize for Performers – the same award received in previous years by Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Yehudi Menuhin,…

Archaeological Survey of India partners with Aga Khan Trust for Culture to restore Humayun’s Tomb finial (Image via Indian Express)

Archaeological Survey of India partners with Aga Khan Trust for Culture to restore Humayun’s Tomb finial

“The finial is the most prominent architectural element at Humayun’s Tomb. It also demonstrates the advances of metallurgy in 16th century India. The finial will be restored using traditional craftsmanship and state of art scientific research.” – Ratish Nanda, AKTC Director Humayun’s Tomb to get new, lookalike finial by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi |…

Poet Mirza Ghalib Academy in New Delhi to become a permanent exhibition centre

Poet Mirza Ghalib Academy in New Delhi to become a permanent exhibition centre

New Delhi: Delhi government is upgrading the Ghalib academy as a permanent exhibition centre associated with poet Mirza Ghalib. The Project includes improvement of façade, in line with the guidelines approved by National Monument Authority, replacing modern elements with traditional stone elements and internal renovations for creation of major public spaces such as an auditorium…

The Wipro philanthropist: Azim Premji (image DailyMail)

Spirit of Service: India’s Top Philanthropists, Azim Premji Remains Most Charitable Indian! | Trak.in – Indian Business of Technology, Mobile & Startups

Azim Premji, the tech tycoon and Wipro chairman, has been named as the ‘Most charitable person in India’ by Shanghai (China) based Hurun Research Institute for the second year in a row. Having donated a staggeringly huge Rs 12,316 crore to his Azim Premji Foundation during April 2013- October 2104 period, he clearly towers above…