Mumbai: Aga Khan who is on a current visit to the country, expressed his desire to set up a children’s cancer hospital in the city on Thursday. He plans on doing so in collaboration with his own development network AKDN ie. Aga Khan Development Network.
The Aga Khan, to commemorate the ongoing Diamond Jubilee of his Imamat, was speaking after meeting Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao at Raj Bhavan here this afternoon. He added that the AKDN is currently engaged in developmental works in six Indian states including Maharashtra mainly in the fields of education, healthcare, rural development and agriculture.
Welcoming the Aga Khan and congratulating him, Governor Rao praised his services to humanity and said that “the world needs a person like the Aga Khan to convey the message of Islam”.
Earlier in the day, the project was discussed at a meeting between the visiting spiritual leader and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
“I am happy to know that the AKDN and the Aga Khan Health Services is considering to set up a cancer hospital for children in Mumbai,” CM told Mumbai Mirror.