Jul 1, 2008

Aga Khan Foundation FDC from INDIA

FDC Name:Aga Khan Foundation
Issue date:17th MAY'2008
  • The Aga Khan Foundation is a non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan.
  • Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 15 countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, India, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
  • The Foundation focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organizations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field.
  • The Foundation looks for innovative approaches to generic problems. Projects are designed to be learning experiences that contribute to the understanding of complex issues and identify solutions that can be adapted to conditions in many different regions.
  • The Foundation shares what it learns with the public, raising awareness of important issues facing disadvantaged sectors of the international community. Through endowments and capital investments, the Foundation helps to ensure the permanence of institutions that contribute to the well-being of the people they serve.
  • The Foundation owns a large number of properties for social and cultural activities, including several hospitals and hundreds of schools and health centers in the developing world. The Aga Khan Foundation is the principal grant-making agency for social development within the Shia Ismaili Imamat.
  • His Highness the Aga Khan is its founder and chairman. He provides the Foundation with regular funding for administration and new program initiatives as well as contributions to its endowment. The Ismaili community contributes invaluable volunteer time, professional services and substantial financial resources. Other funding sources include income from investments and grants from government, institutional and private sector partners - as well as donations from individuals around the world.
  • The Aga khan Foundation has completed 30 years of an extremely philanthropic and purposeful existence in India.
  • India post has issued 2 stamps(INR 15.00 & INR5.00) with M/s,FDC & Brochure.
  • Stamp & FDC was designed by Mr.Brahm Prakash and cancellation by Alka sharma

Remark:Nice 2 FDC,one with set of stamps & the other with M/s was posted to me on the issue date by registered post.The special cancellation is also good.

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