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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 19.09.2013

His Highness The Aga Khan called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (September 19, 2013) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The President said India has great admiration for the Aga Khan and his noble mission of providing service to the needy and underprivileged in many parts of the world. The Aga Khan’s stress on tolerance and service to humanity is a valuable contribution in countering sectarianism and fundamentalism.

The President expressed happiness that the institutions under the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) have been working in close partnership with various Ministries and agencies of Central and State Governments in implementing diverse activities in the fields of health, education, rural development, culture and promoting people’s livelihood. He also praised the restoration project of gardens at Humayun’s tomb taken by AKDN.

This release issued at 1430 hrs