Bidar Fort

Restoration of monuments after consulting professional agencies: D.C. – The Hindu

“Restoration of medieval era monuments will be taken up in consultation with professional art restoring agencies,” P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, said on Thursday. Agencies such as Indian Heritage Cities Network, Deccan Heritage Foundation, World Monument Fund, Aga Khan Foundation and Archaeological Survey of India will be involved in these efforts, he said. He was speaking…

AKRSP`s work in water and sanitation includes providing access to safe and pure drinking water for nearly 29,000 households in rural Gujarat and Bihar. Photo: AKDN

AKDN | Aga Khan Rural Support Programme Awarded 2015 Times of India Social Impact Award for Safe Drinking Water and Improved Sanitation

In addition to the drinking water and sanitation programmes cited in the Times of India Social Impact Award, AKRSP has also built or rejuvenated 4,000 drinking water supply sources and schemes, 200 percolation wells and over 10,000 roof rainwater harvesting structures. Other watershed management measures have improved 46,000 hectares of land. AKRSP has also planted…

The TOI Social Impact Awards

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) wins The Times of India Social Impact Awards 2015

In the NGO category, most judges were aware of both AKRSP [Aga Khan Rural Support Programme] and Jal Bhagirathi Foundation’s “extraordinary work”. AKRSP has consistently impressed with its work on forestry and joint forest management. – Sunita Narain, Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment In their effort to pick environment category winners,…

Qutb Shahi tombs (Photo: G. Ramakrishna via The Hindu)

4 Indian News Agencies Report | Budget boost for Qutub Shahi Tombs – a joint India & AKTC project

The Times of India HYDERABAD: Finally, there seems to be a glint of silver lining for the city’s heritage. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced that the Centre would extend financial assistance to the historic Quli Qutub Shahi Tombs complex for conservation. The complex along with Charminar and Golconda Fort are vying for the…

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,…

Ratish Nanda

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…

Dr-APJ-Abdul-Kalam-Ford-Samvad

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…