Shaikh Rashid award for Prince Sultan

DUBAI - The Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre (RPTC) has finalised preparations for a major event on May 27. The ceremony will formally confer the Shaikh Rashid Award for the Humanitarian Personality of the year 2002 on Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Aviation and Inspector-General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Published: Sun 11 May 2003, 8:59 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:59 PM

The day would also mark the opening of the new premises of RPTC in Al Barshaa which Prince Sultan will inspect, said Mariam Osman, director of the centre. A number of VIPs and renowned personalities will attend the ceremony, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

"Famous Egyptian movie star Adel Imam, who is also the UN ambassador for goodwill, will attend the ceremony and deliver a speech on childhood, and on the importance of humanitarian work and social solidarity," Mariam Osman said.

She added that the evening would be unique as, in addition to the speeches, there would be a documentary show on the centre, followed by another documentary on Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and his achievements in the humanitarian field. A special book on the life of Prince Sultan will also be released.

"The centre is taking charge of the compiling and publication of the book. It will be officially presented to Prince Sultan at the ceremony. A poem written by renowned UAE poet Dr Mae'e Saeed Al Otaiba will also be presented to Prince Sultan.

Another attraction of the evening will be a theatrical work specially made for the occasion, titled Wounded Birds.

"This play highlights a very important issue concerning children suffering in Palestine and Iraq. It is written and directed by Dr Jawad Al Assadi," Mariam Osman said.

She said the evening would conclude with two songs, one by Abdullah Al Ruwaishid and another by Diana Haddad, which would be dedicated to Prince Sultan and highlight the UAE-Saudi relations. "We wanted the ceremony to reflect the significance of this prestigious award which carries the name of the Late Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the founder of modern Dubai," Mariam Osman said.

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