Spiritual leader Prince Aga Khan meets President Ram Nath Kovind; discusses developmental programmes

New Delhi: Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan on Thursday met President Ram Nath Kovind and discussed various developmental programmes run with the support of the former's organisation.

File image of Aga Khan. Reuters

File image of Aga Khan. Reuters

Welcoming Prince Aga Khan to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president congratulated him 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 said that India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world.

Kovind stated that the programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and India’s flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swachh Bharat Mission, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas, according to an official statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan

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

On the inauguration of the restored Sunder nursery in Delhi on Wednesday, the president said India appreciates the AKDN for helping in several restoration projects

Adjoining the Humayun's tomb, the 90-acre nursery, which was opened for public from Thursday, was inaugurated by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (Prince Karim Aga Khan).

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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2018 19:01:11 IST

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