Culture is a trampoline for development says Mawlana Hazar Imam, speaking at UNESCO conference in China
Hangzhou, China, 15 May 2013 — Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered the keynote address today at the Hangzhou International Congress "Culture: Key to Sustainable Development" organised by UNESCO, the People’s Republic of China and the Hangzhou Municipal Government. The Congress provided the very first global forum to discuss the role of culture in sustainable development, with participation of the global community and major international stakeholders representing 82 countries.
Positive mental health allows an individual to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to their community and family. But changes in socioeconomic conditions can impact mental wellbeing. In times of economic difficulty, it is particularly important to maintain and improve our mental health and lifestyles.
On 26 April 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim, to Ms Kendra Spears of Seattle, Washington, the United States.
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