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Aga Khan Foundation Sponsors Sessions on Writing, Reading and Economics at Jaipur Literature Festival
19 January 2016 - As part of its joint commitment to reading, learning and the exchange of ideas, the Aga Khan Foundation supports the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival.

Discovery Documentary on Humayun's Tomb in Delhi to Be Aired in India Starting 27 July 2015
21 July 2015 - A new documentary, entitled "Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb", on the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's restoration of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, will be aired on the Discovery Channel in India starting on the 27th of July 2015.

Batashewala Mughal Garden Complex in Delhi Restored
22 April 2015 - The restoration of the 11-acre “Batashewala complex” – undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India – was marked on the 18th of April.

Aga Khan Foundation Improves Infant Feeding and Nutrition Practices among 400,000 Mothers in Rural Bihar
23 April 2015 - For the past three years, the Aga Khan Foundation (India) and its partners have worked with 400,000 mothers from marginalised communities in rural Bihar, significantly improving infant and young child feeding practices.

Aga Khan Receives India’s Padma Vibhushan Award
08 April 2015 - President Pranab Mukherjee of India awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India.

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme Awarded 2015 Times of India Social Impact Award for Safe Drinking Water and Improved Sanitation
11 March 2015 - The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme has been awarded the 2015 Times of India Social Impact Award, in the NGO environment category, for its effort in ensuring access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation in Bihar and Gujarat.

Aga Khan Foundation Partners with ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for 2015 Edition
21 January 2015 - As part of programmes to promote reading, education, development and pluralism in India, the Aga Khan Foundation will support several sessions at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival this week including a musical performance on opening night by the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

Humayun’s Tomb Restoration Inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister and Aga Khan
18 September 2013 - The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb was inaugurated on 18 September by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan. The once decaying structure is resplendent in its Mughal finery once again.

The Role of Culture in Development: The Aga Khan Speaks at UNESCO Conference in China
15 May 2013 - The Aga Khan today delivered the keynote address at a conference entitled "Culture: Key to Sustainable Development" organised by UNESCO and Government of China in Hangzhou, China.

International Baccalaureate Teachers Meet at Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad
18 February 2013 - Over a hundred teachers from across India gathered at the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad as part of an ongoing commitment by the Academy and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) to the professional development of teachers in the region.

Revitalisation to Begin on Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park in Hyderabad, India
10 January 2013 - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a ten-year, integrated conservation and landscape restoration project at the Quli Qutb Shah Tomb complex in Hyderabad was signed today by the Andhra Pradesh State Department of Archaeology and Museums, the Quli Qutb Shah Urban Development Authority and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Aga Khan Foundation.

Trees for Food, Fuel and Fodder
30 January 2011 - The Aga Khan Development Network, which has planted over 100 million trees in Asia and Africa over the last 25 years, will plant over 10 million more trees. The commitment coincides with the International Year of Forests.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Public-Private Partnership for Regeneration of Humayun’s Tomb-Nizamuddin Basti-Sundar Nursery Area
11 July 2007 - An agreement on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the revitalisation of the Nizamuddin district of India’s capital was signed today.

FOCUS Mobilises for Tsunami Disaster Relief
10 January 2005 - Recognition for bridging the gap of understanding between Western and Islamic Cultures

Renewed Confidence in Muslim Architecture: Aga Khan Award for Architecture Concludes with Seminar
29 November 2004 - A full-day seminar held today in Agra concluded the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Renewed Confidence in Muslim Architecture

Recipients of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announced by India’s Prime Minister and His Highness the Aga Khan
27 November 2004 - At the historical Humayun’s Tomb His Highness the Aga Khan together with India’s Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh today announced the seven recipients of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Seven Projects Receive the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
27 November 2004 - At a ceremony to be held in India at the gardens of Humayun's Tomb , His Highness the Aga Khan will announce the seven recipients of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Aga Khan Arrives in New Delhi
24 November 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrived at New Delhi this evening. He was met at the airport by Mr. Ahmed, Minister of State for External Affairs. The Aga Khan began a five day visit.

Aga Khan Speaks of Tolerance and Shared Heritage
15 April 2003 - Evokes Iraq and Afghanistan at inauguration of Humayun's Tomb Gardens.

European Commission Awards Rs. 110 Crore Grant to Benefit Rural Poor in India
01 February 2002 - The European Commission has approved a grant of Euro 25.5 million to the Aga Khan Foundation in India to support community based rural development.

'Prepare Children for a Multi-cultural World' urges World Bank President
07 November 2001 - We need to stimulate all the world's children to become global thinkers," said Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, at a landmark roundtable on Early Childhood Development (ECD) organised by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the World Bank.

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