Sun 22-04-2018 17:22 PM
ABU DHABI, 22nd April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, represented by the Downtown Municipal Centre, has held an event at Khalifa Park in celebration of the centenary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The celebration was part of the Municipality’s initiatives marking the Year of Zayed, to showcase the role of the leader in establishing the nation and highlight his local and global achievements.
The event included narrating the story of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to children and casting light on his legacy and achievements for the UAE and the world over. The Municipality hosted a close companion of the leader, who had accompanied him in his majlises and trips, and held a discussion devoted to the history of the UAE’s wise leaders, as well as quizzes for students. The Abu Dhabi Educational Council and the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Community Development participated in the event.
The aim of the celebration was to highlight the role of Sheikh Zayed in founding the nation and its urban development, as well as the achievements he made at the local, regional and global levels. It stressed that the principles and values he held had formed the solid base on which the UAE was built. The event has shown the love and passion of the UAE’s citizens towards Sheikh Zayed, who proved to be one of the best leaders worldwide and promoted his standing as an icon of patriotism and passion to the nation through memorising his legacy in projects and future initiatives compatible with his vision and values.
These events contribute to embedding the culture of reading among youngsters and encouraging them to utilise their time in activities, which benefit them and their community, and adopt them as a cultural and intellectual pattern. The Municipality will continue holding these events regularly in a bid to foster cultural and social values among community members.