43rd UAE National Day

Differently abled soak in patriotic zeal

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Nov 30, 2014

DUBAI: The celebrations of the UAE’s 43rd National Day have been going on as academic institutes as well as centres for special needs are also organising events in their own style to be part of the nation’s happiness. JAMIL-NationalDay-Celebrations-2
In this regard, students at the Rashid Center for the Disabled organised the day-long celebrations as ‘National Day’ in which groups of children with special needs showcased their talent and mesmerised the guests.
The events included the performances of dances on the national songs by the children with special needs from the centre, display of products manufactured in the centre, as well as stalls to showcase heritage items reflecting the traditional lifestyle.
The celebrations were attended by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum, member of the Board of Directors and Mohammad Abdul Jalil Misbah, Board Member, and Maryam Othman,  Director General of the Rashid Centre, Saif Al Saadi, Editor, ‘Jawaher’ besides a group of poets including Afra, Mohammed Bin Tanaf Al Kaabi and Mohammed Bin Taresh.
A group of students from the centre presented the national anthem to kick off the celebrations while another group ‘Rashid Stars’ presented ‘Disabled… But’ song to show that they are no less than anyone.
The participants were the representatives from different academic institutions and government departments including Heritage Village, Dubai Culture and Dubai Municipality, Environment and Public Health.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum said that it was important to involve differently abled students in the various events of national and religious, humanitarian and environmental events and others, to feel that they can play a vital role in the society as well as they have also proved  that in the community they are also important.
Maryam Othman said that the presentation of a song produced by Rashid Stars highlights and raises awareness on the issues of the differently abled and helping people to recognise their moral responsibilities in deepening human consciousness.
However, Crescent English High School joined hands in the spirit of unity with the nation by celebrating National Day. The celebrations started with the flag hoisting by the Chief Guest from the Dubai Police, preceded by a parade of around 750 students and 100 staff dressed in the traditional attire of the UAE, holding a 15-metre long UAE flag. The parade was one of the highlights of the day.
Various programmes like traditional Arabic dances, mehendi, face painting, photograph with the UAE national bird falcon and an Arabic food carnival were organised to impart culture and heritage of the UAE.
Officials from various Government organisations rendered their support to make this event a remarkable milestone.
Furthermore, the Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai will remain closed from 2-4 December (Tuesday to Thursday) in connection with UAE National Day holidays.
However, MRP, NADRA and the Attestation Section of the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai will remain open on 3 and 4 December, 2014 (Wednesday & Thursday).
The Embassy of Pakistan and the Consulate General will reopen on  Sunday, 7 December.

~ by jamilkhan on November 30, 2014.

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