Prince Karim Aga Khan, the Imam of Nizari Ismailism, called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Welcoming him, the President congratulated him on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community. He said the Prince has led with great humility and has been a shining example of goodness.

The President said that India deeply appreciates the development initiatives Prince Aga Khan is supporting in India and other parts of the world.

The programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and India’s flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swacch Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income generation in rural areas, Kovind said.

The President was happy to note that AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal.

Pointing to the inauguration of the restored Sunder Nursery in Delhi on Wednesday, the President said that India appreciates AKDN for helping in several restoration projects.