Box up Zayed items, Sharjah student tells families

Box up Zayed items, Sharjah student tells families

A student at Sharjah Women's College finds innovative ways to pay tributes to Father of the Nation



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Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 21 Feb 2018, 2:17 PM

Last updated: Thu 22 Feb 2018, 12:17 AM

As the UAE is marking Year of Zayed, a student has found an innovative way to pay tributes to Father of the Nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Amina Ayoub, a student at Sharjah Women's College, has prepared a box filled with items related to Sheikh Zayed.  She says that each family must have at least one box as it will help them commemorate and celebrate the Year of Zayed in true spirit.
The Sheikh Zayed boxes, which Ayoub has created is currently on display at the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Ayoub said that though Sheikh Zayed is remembered for the formation of the UAE and turning the desert green, his personality had much more than these few aspects known to everyone. 
"I have created year-long monthly activities to help them pay their respect to the beloved leader. The items I have included in this box will help the residents know more about the visionary leader and practise what he did all through his life," she said. 
Other items in the box are another set of picture postcards with remarkable quotes of Sheikh Zayed that can be posted on the social media, a charity box to inculcate the habit of giving and tea bags with questions about Sheikh Zayed attached to it.
"The true honour to Sheikh Zayed would be to learn from his values and wisdom. Sheikh Zayed's words are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime. The items included in the box celebrate the thoughts and ideas that make Sheikh Zayed the remarkable figure he was. It helps you learn his views about the environment, heritage, education, progress, leadership, nation, values, and women. It is time to renew our pledge to his teachings and transfer it to the new generation."
She has written two books in Arabic, namely 'Zikrayat Modon' (Memories of Cities) and 'Injazat Sheikh Zayed' (Sheikh Zayed's Achievements). She has also created 60 postcards each having a wonderful sketch of Sheikh Zayed made by her and a memorable quote of the leader on the rear side of the postcard.
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com 


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