Sat 15-04-2017 19:24 PM
ABU DHABI, 15th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Awards, a government initiative that honours individuals who have selflessly dedicated themselves to helping others and contributed to the development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, are calling for nominations for its 2017 edition.
As the emirate’s highest civilian honour that can be given to anyone who has made a positive impact on Abu Dhabi, the Awards celebrate goodness and strive to inspire a community of good deeds within the Emirate. For the 2017 edition, the nomination period will run from 16th April to 3rd June.
Keen to preserve the legacy of this nation's late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Awards were established in 2005 upon the directive of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.
Held under the guidance and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the prestigious Abu Dhabi Awards encourage the citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi to nominate people who have undertaken a good deed that has benefited the community whether in Al Ain Region, Al Dhafra Region or Abu Dhabi city.
Nominees can include Abu Dhabi citizens, residents and non-residents as well as those who live overseas, as long as they have contributed to the development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. WAM/ MMYS