Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan: Inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, New Delhi

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the audience gathered for the inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, part of the Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative. AKDN/ Shamsh Maredia
His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the audience gathered for the inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, part of the Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative. AKDN/ Shamsh Maredia

The ground on which we stand has been a centre of cultural history for a very long time. It was nearly seven centuries ago, for example, when the Sufi Saint, Nizamuddin Auliya, walked these paths and shared his teachings of universal love. That same message of tolerance and humanity would soon infuse the splendid Mughal empire – also centred here – with its Grand Trunk Road passing through this very terrain. From here, some one-quarter of the world’s population was once governed in a remarkably pluralistic, harmonious, spirit.

 

It is in that same spirit of universal harmony that we dedicate these Gardens today. For it is the Garden, down through history, that has often symbolised the harmonious interaction of Divine Blessing and Human Creativity.

 

This merging of Nature’s Gifts with Human Design is an ideal that is deeply embedded, of course, both in Indian culture and in Islamic traditions, with the flow of refreshing water reminding us of the abundance of Divine Blessing.

Read at the source: http://www.akdn.org/speech/his-highness-aga-khan/inauguration-sunder-nursery-new-delhi

His Highness the Aga Khan and Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, unveil a plaque at the Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre city park in New Delhi. AKDN/ Shamsh Maredia
His Highness the Aga Khan and Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, unveil a plaque at the Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre city park in New Delhi. AKDN/ Shamsh Maredia

Event Summary:

New Delhi, India, 21 February 2018 – Sunder Nursery, a new 90-acre (36 hectare) city park in New Delhi, was officially inaugurated today by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, and His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.

http://www.akdn.org/event/inauguration-sunder-nursery-new-delhi

His Highness the Aga Khan; Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu; and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal pose for a photograph at the Sunder Nursery. AKDN/ Shamsh Maredia
His Highness the Aga Khan; Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu; and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal pose for a photograph at the Sunder Nursery. AKDN/ Shamsh Maredia

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Aga Khan inaugurate Sunder Nursery – New Delhi’s 90-acre City Park

New Delhi, India, 21 February 2018 – Sunder Nursery, a new 90-acre (36 hectare) city park in New Delhi, was officially inaugurated today by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, and His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.

http://www.akdn.org/press-release/vice-president-m-venkaiah-naidu-and-aga-khan-inaugurate-sunder-nursery-new-delhis-90

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