Nahyan bin Mubarak: We will work to fulfill Zayed’s hope for the future of the world through humanitarian work

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Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, said: “The slogan ‘Zayed is the source of goodness for mankind’ is a sincere expression of our pride and pride in what we know about the giving and achievements of the great founder of the land, who knew us as a dear father and a loyal leader for his fatherland, his people and his nation, and we knew him Show the Arabs, God has all the high human qualities in him brought, as we know Father Sheikh, Zayed from his great and unique roles in the field of humanitarian and charitable work, and we saw him reach out his generous hands to help the needy everywhere, with great eagerness to love people and to achieve good for them, in all circumstances and occasions., may God have mercy on him, was the leader, the noble human ideal and the exalted national example, therefore he planted love and harmony in us and called us all to continue after all the demands stes of the era without fear of identity, or breaking of originality, but with a strong commitment to the high values ​​and established traditions of the people The Emirates, and the good Zayed will always be kept in mind and the heart is a a source of pride and inspiration, and an inexhaustible source of goodness for all mankind. ”

This happened during his speech at the opening of the “Zayed Spring of Goodness to Humanity” forum, organized by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, in the presence of Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and a number of leaders of social , humanitarian and academic work in the UAE and the Arab world. Mankind, through its constant commitment to the approach of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may rest his soul in peace, giving the UAE a global beacon of tolerance made and a unique model of coexistence and giving.

Volunteer values

The activities of the forum and its discussion sessions focused on the values ​​of volunteering, which is a living embodiment of humanitarian work in its best form. The UAE Red Crescent Authority, Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sandooq Al Watan, volunteer team leaders at Expo, New York University Abu Dhabi, participated in the forum for family development institutions and community development departments in the country.

The forum gave a speech by dr. Muhammad Matar Al Kaabi, chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, and included several discussion sessions that dealt with the topics of volunteer work, the impact of humanitarian work carried out by the UAE over half a century. , locally and globally, and the importance of promoting the high-end human values ​​that Zayed instilled in all of his sons. The sessions were attended by Salem Al Rayes Al Ameri, Deputy Secretary-General of the Emirate Red Crescent Local Business Department, dr. Walid Al Ali, adviser to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, dr. Arlie Peters, Dean of New York University Abu Dhabi, Hind Baqer, Director General of Sandooq Al Watan, and Abeer Jassim Al Hosani, Director of the Department The Volunteer Program “Expo 2020 Dubai”, Saeed Hamad Al Shaqsi, Senior Director of Volunteer Recruitment, and Afra Al-Sabri, Director-General of the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence.

The fragrant commemoration of the founder

At the beginning of his speech, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said: “I greet and welcome you to this renewed annual celebration, organized every year by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, to commemorate the fragrant memory of the great founder. of the state, late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul.With representatives of the bodies and institutions that co-sponsor this meeting with us, namely: the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sandooq Al Watan, leaders of volunteer teams at Expo 2020 Dubai, New York University Abu Dhabi, in addition to family development institutions and community development departments In the country, I also salute the focus in this year’s celebration on volunteering, as a strong embodiment of the principles and authentic values ​​in this country established, the deceased father, leader and leader, may be God’s grace and pleasure over him.

He expressed his deep appreciation to the volunteers at Expo 2020 Dubai, who provided us with a successful example of purposeful efforts and prestigious giving that the UAE has made a model in this important humanitarian field, which is an integral part of the immortal legacy of the deceased. Sheikh Zayed.

The realization of Zayed’s hopes and expectations

He added: We must work with determination and determination to achieve the hopes and expectations of the late Father Sheikh Zayed for the future of this world, including the emphasis on the importance of humanitarian work on the ground, within a framework of full concern. to respect others, and to achieve cooperation and joint work among all.And strive to deepen the bonds of human brotherhood in the world, and I say to the male and female volunteers who attend this meeting with us, that you work in the service of mankind a strong reflection of your awareness of this responsibility His Highness the Father Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, and with the strong support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, and his brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dh abi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and the honorable leaders of the state always assure us that social and humanitarian giving is a necessary and important thing in the march of society. The fruitful participation of all, and his children in active interaction with their fellow man everywhere.

Addressing the volunteers, he said: “I invite you all today, on this fragrant reminder to the great founder of the state, to continue the initiative to do volunteer work and to accept its goals and its fields. serve, whether in education and awareness., health and combating epidemics, or the encounter and combating of poverty and hunger, or the economy and the environment, or In the field of arts and literature, childhood and youth programs, sports and heritage, or assistance to war victims and beneficial work with others, these are all vital and important fields that always have an urgent need for contributions from all members of society.

full openness

He added: “I invite you all to be models of complete openness to your brothers and colleagues in the homeland and the world, and that the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence work closely with Sandooq Al Watan, and based on the success of the volunteer program at Expo 2020 Dubai, to prepare for an integrated volunteering project, in which we aim to build on the important achievements of the UAE society in this field, and in this project we will be the draws attention to the meanings of integration, compassion, brotherhood and cooperation, as well as work and coordination with community institutions, in order to introduce volunteer fields and the efforts of male and female volunteers, as well as to attract younger generations and form future leaders for volunteer work in the UAE and the world.

He concluded his speech by appealing to be proud of our dear country’s zeal to make a positive contribution to serving people everywhere, as the UAE is always proactive in providing assistance and assistance to all, who represents the highest percentage of his national income, among the countries of the whole world, and it confirms that the abundant spring of the late Sheikh Zayed was and still is a source of great good for all mankind, expressing his sincere hope that everyone was inspired will be through the memory of the founding leader, the ability and determination to work sincerely to reaffirm the UAE’s contributions in spreading peace, love, solidarity and solidarity throughout the world.

forgiving night

While Dr. Muhammad Matar Al Kaabi said that the forum takes place on a tolerable Ramadan evening in loyalty to the deceased, may God Almighty, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, rest his soul in peace because he is a symbol and a national and global value that current generations need to know about his actions, his words and his global role. In upholding the value of humanity and giving, and as a shining sign in the history of our country, region and world, so that the values ​​and approach of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his rich biography of the values of giving, giving, tolerance and love of good for others, without distinction between color, gender and faith, are firmly established in the souls.

He added that giving – according to Zayed’s approach – targets everyone without exception. He emphasized – may God have mercy on him – inspired by the values ​​of our Islamic heritage, that money is God’s money, food is God’s food, and the best and most loved people for God are those who are best for people , and Zayed’s values ​​were rooted in human spirit among His sons are among the wise leaders of the Emirates and his honorable people. Volunteering has become for them a habit, an obligation and a human instinct that the world is proud of. Therefore, Zayed’s legacy will remain immortal in all of us.

We like to share

For her part, Mariette Westerman, Vice President of New York University Abu Dhabi, said: cast on the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, specifically regarding the role of NYU Abu Dhabi. The Emirates in the field of charity work, and during this week a delegation from the university visited the Zayed Center for Studies and Research. on the anniversary of this day, which gave the members of the delegation the opportunity to learn more about some of the achievements of the founding father of the UAE Federation, and his good biography. We have also launched the Strategic Giving Initiative, which aims to develop and develop the charity sector in the Middle East and North Africa, and that the university strives to expand human knowledge at the highest levels.

The role of the Red Crescent

While Salem Al Ameri focused on the role of the Emirates Red Crescent, locally and globally, in providing and supporting everyone without exception or discrimination, a role that the whole world has seen for its sustainability, diversity and expansion of his fields of giving to include all continents of the world, in addition to his role in spreading the values ​​of volunteering on the path of Zayed, He emphasized that the Red Crescent volunteer program includes 42,000 volunteers, covering 142 different fields .

As for Muhammad Al Hosani, Director of Emirates Foundation Programs, he explained that volunteering is the legacy of Zayed in all of us, and that the Emirates Foundation has been very proud of its role in encouraging specialized volunteering since 2005. their role in tackling the Corona pandemic and other areas of community work, highlighting the presence of approximately 20,000 volunteers on the institution’s lists in various fields.

As for Hind Baqer, she confirmed that the Fund’s role extends to the future by supporting creativity and innovation among the youth and students, in addition to other important roles. She also referred to co-operation with the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence regarding the volunteer programs project that is currently being worked on to benefit from the experiences of Expo volunteers. 2020 Dubai ”in the enrichment of community and volunteer work within the Emirati community.

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