President Kovind meets Prince Karim Aga Khan

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2018 14:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind met Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (The Aga Khan IV) here on Thursday.

Welcoming Prince Aga Khan to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President congratulated the global Shia spiritual leader on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community.

He said that the Prince has lead with great humility and has been a shining example of goodness for humanity.

The President added that India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world.

He stated that the programmes of AKDN and India's flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swacch Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas.

The President was happy to note that AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal.

Pointing to the inauguration of the restored Sunder Nursery in Delhi on Tuesday, the President said that India appreciates AKDN for helping in several restoration projects.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met the Prince.

Aga Khan arrived in the country on Tuesday on a 10-day official visit at the invitation of the Government of India.

He will further travel to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Mumbaim, where he will meet with the Governor and Chief Minister of Gujarat, the Governor, Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana and the Governor and Chief Minister of Maharashtra. (ANI)

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