Statement by Minister Chagger on Imamat Day

From: Canadian Heritage

Today, Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world celebrate Imamat Day, marking the 63rd anniversary of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV becoming the 49th Imam and spiritual leader of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims.

The Aga Khan has dedicated his life to promoting pluralism and peace. The depth and breadth of the humanitarian and development work of the Ismaili Muslim community extends to the four corners of the globe. Our country shares in the fundamental goals of promoting health, education, and stability around the world. With that, we are very proud that the Aga Khan, an honorary Canadian citizen, has chosen Canada as the home of the Aga Khan Museum, the Aga Khan Garden, and the Ismaili centres. Moreover, the Global Centre for Pluralism stands as a remarkable symbol of partnership between Canada and His Highness.

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