Mohammed highlights significance of voluntary work

Mohammed  highlights significance of voluntary work

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said that the UAE community was founded on love of goodness and charity.

By (WAM)

Published: Wed 13 Jun 2012, 7:30 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:19 PM

He added Emirati youth are not affluent isolated class from the society, but their hearts are filled with goodness and tender.

The remarks were made, while meeting 100 Emirati youth, who have social communication networking voluntary initiatives, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Policy Majlis.

Shaikh Mohammed underlined during the meeting with the youth that “the UAE has a soft international power that makes us proud among the nations”, citing the humanitarian, charitable and volunteer initiatives that do not distinguish between race or colour or religion, but for persons in need wherever they are. Tens of millions worldwide have so far benefited from the voluntary and humanitarian initiatives of the UAE.

He said that the UAE is not only an international financial centre or a global economic hub, but it is also a major humanitarian centre on the world stage.

“I have been joyfully following up all the individual and group voluntary initiatives. I’m pleased with innovated youth ideas in the field of volunteering, humanitarian and societal work. Seeds of goodness are there in all individuals of community, but we need more fresh ideas to activate these seeds,” Shaikh Mohammed added.

He said “let us begin with an initiative call Voluntary Week to launch new ideas in different voluntary fields”.

Shaikh Mohammed said the volunteering is a great Islamic value, which had played greater roles in history. “It is not confined on the needy only, but we want the voluntary work to cover wider categories”.

He was briefed about the voluntary initiatives carried out by the youth, urging them to continue the voluntary work and tackle any difficulties positively with self denial.

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