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The Majlis at Mother of the Nation Festival to highlight tolerance, happiness and importance of family values

ABU DHABI, 21st March, 2017 (WAM) -- From captivating dialogue to educational workshops, "The Majlis: Interactive Conversations" programme at the second edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival is set to showcase a range of themes that have made the festival popular since its inauguration.

Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, and opening on Abu Dhabi Corniche from 26th March to 4th April, this year’s Mother of the Nation Festival will host the Majlis: Interactive Conversations, a new platform of talks, presentations, workshops and discussions connecting the values of women empowerment, while promoting education and tolerance and inspiring younger generations to express themselves creatively without limitations.

Celebrating inspirational values and contributions of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, to UAE society, the extensive daily Majlis programme will cover a variety of topics, including wellness, sustainable fashion, nutritional and eating habits, lifestyle, and organic living, among others, providing visitors with key learning aspects from industry experts as well as Emirati and regional female role models.

Embodying values of courage, humility, sustainability and happiness, the programme will reflect the role that mothers and families play in promoting a culture of shared community, showcasing ongoing efforts to preserve the authentic values and traditions of Emirati culture while embracing a multitude of others.

Presented and led by women entrepreneurs and industry specialists, the talks will cover topics from different fields of life. In a keynote session, world-renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary will explain the fundamentals of conscious parenting and its importance in today’s world. The session will be followed by a book signing and audience meet and greet.

Sports enthusiasts can look forward to "Breaking records, breaking barriers," presented by Houriya Taheri and Zahra Lari of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, to shed light on successful stories of women athletes from the UAE.

Sana Bagersh, the CEO of advertising agency BrandMoxie, will lead an interactive debate "Empower Women! A Vibrant Debate on Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership," where like-minded women will be encouraged to participate and share their innovative ideas.

The "Innovative Entrepreneurship Panel," led by Sara Al Madani and Kawther Bin Sulayem, who have both travelled extensively, will enlighten visitors on the importance of courage and persistence to achieve a sustainable economy.

The Majlis: Interactive Conversations programme runs daily throughout the festival. The talks are free for festival visitors and online pre-registration recommended to secure a place. The full daily programme can be found at