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“We Are All Khalifa” A Poetry jamboree, organized by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

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“We Are All Khalifa” A Poetry jamboree, organized by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

Friday, June 17, 2011
The Committee on Social Responsibility, of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi organized a poetry jamboree under the slogan We Are All Khalifa in admiration of and out of respect to the leader H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the sponsor of the Renaissance and the development, advancement witnessed by the United Arab Emirates in all areas; may Allah protect Him,The ceremony started with the national anthem played by the Abu Dhabi Police Music Band, followed by a musical concert and national songs. Paragraphs of heritage and poetry were presented to reflect the national spirit and love of President HH Sheikh Khalifa and HH brothers the Rulers of the Emirates and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.The ceremony was held in presence of H.E. Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary of the Department of Economic Development. His Excellency Rashid Ali Al Zaabi, Executive Director of Planning and Statistics Division and Acting Chairman of the Committee on Social Responsibility said in a speech during the ceremony We all may agree that the world did not focus before on a particular region, as it did recently on the Middle East region; and specifically on the UAE, which is regarded as a symbol, and a model for political stability and security, economic prosperity and social well-being.”Rashid Al Zaabi added that all these achievements would not have been possible without the sagacious leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who emphasized keenness to provide decent living for citizens in UAE, which has tuned  now as  a destination for all nationalities in the world, who enjoy its unique opportunities and dignified living atmosphere.Al Zaabi said that the third day of November 2004 marked the launching of the strategic leadership approach for the march of the Federal UAE under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, following the unanimous selection of H.H Highnesses as the Chairman of the Supreme Council and the President of the State, to complete the process and follow the path set by the founder of the renaissance and the builder of the UAE Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. “ The  few months  ahead, before the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Union of United Arab Emirates, provides a valuable opportunity for the adoption of ideas and opinions, in order to ascertain the meanings, values, loyalty and belonging to our beloved homeland and its  wise and dedicated leadership”, Rashid Al Zaabi said. He also added that although this celebration is simple in form, but it is great in the meaning that it reflects and the feelings of love and loyalty to the leader of prosperity and glorious march, His Highness   Sheikh Khalifa, who is dedicatedly serving the country for more than 40 years since he was the the Representative of His Highness the Ruler of Abu Dhabi in the Eastern Region.Many poets from the Department of Economic Development and others, has excelled in the praise of His Highness the President of State in verses of the poem which honored his achievements, and the status of the UAE. The ceremony also witnessed a number of heritage concerts presented by the children of the UAE Heritage Club.
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