His Highness the Aga Khan to receive Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship | Live Webcast on Wednesday the 21 September from Toronto

His Highness Aga Khan with  Adrienne Clarkson

Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship in Toronto on Wednesday evening, culminating the 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2016 conference presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. ISMAILI COUNCIL FOR CANADA

Toronto, 19 September 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on the evening of Wednesday, 21 September in Toronto. As part of the ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a speech that will be webcast live on TheIsmaili.org at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).

The awarding of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship will culminate the 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2016 conference presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. The annual award recognises a leader whose life has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through their words, actions and results, a recipient will have encouraged thought and dialogue, approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes, and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.

Source: The Ismaili org

Simerg Writes:

Aga Khan To Be Awarded Inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship; and the 26th Governor General’s Reflections on the Sacred and Physical Roles of the Ismaili Imam

“He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He is a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, through the Prophet’s cousin and son-in-law Ali, the first Imam and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter…Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has pioneered, he is a beacon of light in much of the world’s conflicting darkness.” — The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada

Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, pictured before he was presented with the Order of Canada decoration by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson in Ottawa on June 6, 2005

Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, pictured before he was presented with the Order of Canada decoration by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson in Ottawa on June 6, 2005. Photo credit: Sgt Eric Jolin, Rideau Hall

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