Baha'is Open National Center as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration

January 12, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On January 12, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A jubilant Baha'i community celebrated its 50th anniversary here in a week-long series of events which included the official opening of an impressive new building as its center...the official dedication ceremony in Victoria of the new national Baha'i center [was] attended by some 400 guests, including the President of the Republic, France Albert Rene, along with the vice-president, a former president, the leader of the opposition, and many other ministers and high ranking officials...Also present was the center's architect, Kamal Zarqani...In his design concept, which integrated Baha'i concepts with the local culture, he combined ancient Greek architecture on the ground floor with traditional Seychelles architecture on the upper floor."