The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on Thursday celebrated the 61st anniversary of the accession of the Aga Khan to the Ismaili Imamat.
The event also marked the conclusion of yearlong commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Aga Khan with culminating global celebrations that included – address by the Aga Khan to Portugal’s members of Parliament, and the establishment of the new Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Lisbon, Portugal.
Representing the government of Bangladesh State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, MP, in his speech remarked echoing the message of the Aga Khan, “Pluralism is no longer an asset or a pre-requisite for development, it is vital to our existence.”
AKDN’s Resident Diplomatic Representative to Bangladesh Munir M Merali welcomed the guests and informed of the launch of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka.
He said the award-winning Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka represents a significant investment by the Aga Khan and AKDN to help improve the quality of education in the country.
The academy campus is Dhaka is designed and built to international standards centered on the mission of educating the whole person-intellectually, spiritually, ethically, and physically – and creating an environment for teaching and learning that will draw out the best in all, he added.
The event in Dhaka was attended by senior government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of civil society and business, and members of the Ismaili community, said a press release.unb