Zayed .. A unique character who gave much to his homeland and his people
Several public and sport activities took place in Abu Dhabi’s assured that the announcement of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s 2018 as “Year of Zayed” is a tribute to the unique character of Zayed, who gave much to his country and to his people.
Zayed… A source of Giving
Dr. Abdullah Al-Mandous, President of the Asian Meteorological Society, director of the National Center for Meteorology and Seismology said that investment in human resource is a statement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The history of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may Allah’s mercy be upon him, has been established. Sheikh Zayed was a renewable source of giving that covered every individual in the Arab and Islamic countries.
Al-Mandous stressed that “what Zayed left behind will remain in us. He left us the values of tolerance, fraternity and giving, which makes our faith firm in our ability to achieve leadership in all fields. We appreciate this noble initiative from His Highness the President, who was always the keeper of the history, present and future of our homeland. Let us make this year a new starting point to emphasize the enhancement of our achievements.
Let us adhere to our principles, our present and our future. What Zayed embodied in the principles and values represented and continue to represent the solid foundation of the United Arab Emirates, the UAE personality was derived from the strength of Sheikh Zayed.
Sheikh Zayed has become an inspiration to many countries in the region; moreover, the character of Sheikh Zayed has advanced and become compet in the uniqueness with the highest levels of the world. Zayed has planted in us noble values, foremost loyalty to this country, we have the responsibility and dedication to serve and protect our homeland. We preserve the legacy of Zayed and extend the years to become the years of Zayed through keeping the values and morals of Zayed. Our years are full of what Zayed has planted, prepared and encouraged by Sheikh Zayed. The most important of these values is the importance of human beings».
For his part, Mohammed Ali Al Shurafa Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Manager of United Oriental Medical Services Group, Abu Dhabi, praised the directives of His Highness the President of the UAE to make 2018 the “Year of Zayed” in recognition of this unique personality which has given much to the nation and the people.
Al Hammadi said that the late Sheikh Zayed, since taking office in Abu Dhabi on August 6, 1966, harnessed all possibilities and provided unlimited support to provide the requirements and needs of the people of the homeland and the foundations of a modern state that enjoys security, safety and stability.
Al Hammadi explained that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may Allah have mercy on him, since he took power, did not leave a place at the local, regional and global levels, but established a humanitarian, charitable or social project benefiting millions of people worldwide. He laid a solid foundation for charitable and humanitarian work. Sheikh Zayed encouraged us all to adopt these qualities that marked our wise leadership and the sons of our homeland.
Engineer Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Manager of the General Holding Company, “Industries” on the occasion of the 2018 announcement, said: “This is a confirmation of the wise government’s efforts to continue the approach established by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, May Allah bless his soul.
Al Dhaheri added; “The late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has been a renowned figure in the world for leadership and good governance. He is a source of inspiration for the past and future generations of the UAE. He laid the foundations of the unity of our nation, which he established to become today of the leading countries in all fields. ”
Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Festival for Arabian Horses, said that “HH the Emir’s announcement of the year 2018 will be a national occasion to celebrate the late founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. This is a year for humanity as a result of the great role played by Sheikh Zayed in enriching the values and principles that embodied the strong foundation of the UAE.
Sawaya revealed that the 10th edition of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed International Festival for Arabian horses will carry the slogan of Virtuous Zayed.
She said: “The races of the Mansour Bin Zayed Festival next year will bear the slogan of “100 years … The year of Zayed Al Khair (Virtuous Zayed)”. Also, the race of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan will carry the slogan of 100 years. The year of “Virtuous Zayed 2018” with the original slogan of the race of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Moreover, the crown jewel race will carry the same logo. “