Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam At the Opening Ceremony of The Ismaili Centre, Toronto Friday, 12 September 2014
Prime Minister Harper,
Words fail me — and that’s not often the case — but words fail me to thank you enough for your most gracious and warm comments on this occasion.
Chancelier de Broglie,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This is indeed a magnificent day.
It is not so often that we have an opportunity of this sort — to come together in a beautiful setting, in a wonderful spirit of friendship, and to dedicate such a splendid architectural accomplishment.
As we inaugurate this building, we also have the opportunity to contemplate what it represents: the inspiring traditions of the past, the stirring challenges of the future, and the continuing search for peace through prayer.