Introduced by MALIK MERCHANT
(Publisher-Editor, BarakahSimerg and Simergphotos)

Last week on October 10, 2019, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, daughter of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, was presented with the Huffington Award by the Asia Society Texas Center. We hope to publish a special report on the Award ceremony later this week.

For the moment, we would like to take our readers to 2017 when the Asia Society had honoured Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Asia Game Changer Lifetime Achievement Award, and Mawlana Hazar Imam responded with extempore remarks that are captured in the video below.

In his speech, Mawlana Hazar Imam reflects about his youth when he was studying at Harvard, and how his studies helped prepare him for the role he assumed as Imam of the Ismailis at the age of 20, when he succeded his grandfather. It is a powerful, yet emotionally expressive speech, that will touch the hearts and souls of every listener, and especially a murid (follower) of the 49th Ismaili Imam. Please share it with everyone in your family, and watch the video frequently!

Date posted: October 14, 2019.

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