Glimpses from the 2013 Aga Khan University Convocation, with a Summary of Seven Key Themes in His Highness the Aga Khan’s Address

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An emotional and an equally proud moment for Shams Kassim Lakha as he is recognized by His Highness the Aga Khan with an Honorary Degree in Humane Letters for being a torchbearer of the Aga Khan University. He was the first President of the University, and remained so for a quarter. His successor, Canada's Firoz Rasul, is seen in between the Ismaili Imam and Dr. LakhaAn emotional and an equally proud and humble moment for Shamsh Kassim-Lakha as he receives the Doctor of Humane Letters from His Highness the Aga Khan for being a torchbearer of the Aga Khan University since its creation in 1983. He served as the founding President of the University for more than two decades. His successor, Firoz Rasul, is seen in the centre. Dr. Lakha has been serving the Ismaili Imamat in numerous capacities since the 1960’s, and continues to provide his wisdom to the Government and people of Pakistan.

“I am delighted, first of all, to extend my warmest congratulations to our graduands and to your families. Bravo! We wish you enormous success in your future careers, knowing that your success will be a mark of our success….As graduands you will be joining an illustrious family of earlier graduates…

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