The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments celebrated UAE Flag Day and hoisted the UAE flag on top of all its premises throughout the country.
Attended during the celebration were Awqaf’s employees celebrating such a momentous occasion while expressing their loyalty to the country that is mingled with feelings of pride, determination and zeal to promote the values of fidelity to the UAE wise leadership, and remembering the traits of the Founding Fathers who have created for us a deep-seated union and hoisted its flag high for the sake of achieving glory, development and prosperity.
Marking this glorious national occasion, Dr Mohammed Matar al-Kaabi, Awqaf’s Chairman, said: “This day reminds us of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who united the colours of this flag and brought us together under one flag. He laid down a unique role model and placed us amongst the countries known to the world for its advancement and prosperity.”
HE Dr Mohammed Matar al Kaabi, Awqaf's Chairman, extended congratulations to HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates and to the UAE people.
Dr al-Kaabi underscored the necessity of preserving the flag which is the symbol of the union, advancement and loyalty as well as the symbol of our identity and history, noting that generations after generations will hoist this flag and recall the enormous sacrifices made by the predecessors.
He also stressed the necessity of grasping the lofty connotations of the flag and making sacrifices for its sake so that it remains flying high at both local and international venues.
Dr al-Kaabi emphasised that the UAE Flag is a symbol of pride and dignity, and an icon of humanity, co-existence and love for other people, and a reference of development and prosperity witnessing all over the country under the prudent leadership.
“The wise leadership has made huge steps towards placing the flag at the forefront of international assemblies and modern’s world’s venues by launching innovative initiatives that combine the deep-rooted tradition with aspirations for a better future while staying united under one flag,” pointed out Dr al-Kaabi, concluding that our people will sacrifice themselves to make the journey of development continue forward as established by the Founding Fathers.”