The first Annual Conference (Jalsa Salana) of the community took place in 1891 in Qadian. Thus, 1991 marked the 100th Annual Conference.
This was a historic event; therefore Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh) decided to attend the Jalsa himself. Since 1946, this was the first occasion that the soil of Qadian was once again blessed with the presence of a Khalifa. Thousands of Ahmadis from India, the UK, Germany, the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, and Africa converged upon Qadian. They met Huzoor (rh) and visited holy sites. Huzoor’s (rh) speeches were televised all over the world.