The World of the Fatimids, an exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, presents a selection of rare artefacts never before seen together. The 87 objects were created between the 10th and 12th Centuries, when the Fatimids, an Islamic dynasty that founded Cairo and made the city its capital, exerted huge influence over craft and design.
On 14 March, "Qyrq Qyz" performed at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Auditorium. According to Elise Ryan, journalist at the Brown Daily Herald, the blend of layered voices and instruments created a hypnotic effect, luring the audience, which ranged from young children to adults, into its story. The project was presented by the Rhode Island nonprofit FirstWorks, the Aga Khan Music Initiative and the Provost’s Office at RISD.
On 14 March, the Governor of Georgia presented a state proclamation to His Highness the Aga Khan. The proclamation makes reference to His Highness' longstanding commitment to improving the human condition and his work in the global South through the development institution that he founded over 50 years ago: the Aga Khan Development Network.
Upon his arrival in Houston on 18 March, His Highness was welcomed by Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos. Secretary Pablos said: "I would like to thank His Highness for his vision, his leadership, and his community's deep friendship with the State of Texas". The State of Texas, the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network have been collaborating since 2002, initially focusing on primary education.
Serena Hotels recently hosted a charity cricket match in support of Master Ayub’s Park School (MAPS) located in a public park where underprivileged children are taught free-of-cost. The match was organised under the Serena Hotels’ sports diplomacy initiative. Serena Hotels CEO Aziz Boolani said Serena Hotels was delighted to be able to support a cause that was important for every household and every community in Pakistan.