The March of Development, Progress and Prosperity

  • 15 March 2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, (may God protect him), has recently offered the “Abu Dhabi Award” to eight prominent figures, in recognition of their generous and worthwhile deeds in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This award mirrors the great interest the wise leadership pays, not only in Abu Dhabi, but in the United Arab Emirates in general, to honoring outstanding individuals, support them and provide them with all the means to play their role and provide their remarkable contributions for their society. This as well as the commitment of the wise leadership to the best interest of the homeland, push it forward on the path of development, growth, superiority and greatness among the most advanced and progressed nations in the world.

The awarding ceremony, held on Sunday evening at the “Emirates Palace” Hotel in Abu Dhabi, aimed at appreciating the efforts of those whose generous deeds had contributed to the good of the community. During the event, their role was highlighted in order to consolidate the culture of hard work and excellence among all segments of society with the goal of ensuring the protection of the homeland and safeguarding its present and future. This was expressed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in an impromptu speech in front of the audience saying: “We met here today because we need a good example which all of us and all our children are urged to follow”.

The solid foundations for the UAE’s march of progress and advancement were laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, (may God rest his soul), with his fellow founders of the Union, their achievements offer a strong basis for the wise leadership led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan(may God save him), and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, ( may God protect him), and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme commander of the UAE armed forces( may God protect him) who said during the ceremony: "Today we have a well-educated generation with a good experience," he said adding that the previous generation was not as lucky but had an outstanding trait. "They were sincere and loyal to their homeland and people. It is the trait that we should learn to build on now as the region is facing challenges."

The United Arab Emirates is one of the most interested countries in building and preparing for the future, through the preparation of a new educated generation capable of keeping up with new developments andbeing aware at the same time to learn from the experiences of the founding fathers througha balanced approach between the past and the present, and preparing appropriately forthe future, these meanings are confirmedby His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan saying "Today we have a well-educated generation with a good experience," he said adding that the previous generation was not as lucky but had an outstanding trait: "They were sincere and loyal to their homeland and people. It is the trait that we should learn to build on now as the region is facing challenges”.

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