UAE's next goal: Knowledge and cultural capital, says Shaikh Mohammed

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UAEs next goal: Knowledge and cultural capital, says Shaikh Mohammed

Abu Dhabi - The awardees included six-year-old Hafsa Surour, the youngest author in the UAE.

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Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016, 8:56 PM

Last updated: Tue 29 Nov 2016, 1:51 AM

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stressed on the pride he takes in the country's youth. He also noted the initiatives and programmes that have been launched since 2016 was announced as the Year of Reading.
 Shaikh Mohammed was speaking as he honoured 45 distinguished Emirati groups and individuals on Monday at the UAE Pioneers Award held in Abu Dhabi for their work in promoting the culture of reading in the UAE. The awardees included six-year-old Hafsa Surour, the youngest author in the UAE.
Shaikh Mohammed received a copy of her book The Beautiful Farm. Shaikh Mohammed had established the award in 2014 and has since become an annual event that celebrates and recognises the work of Emiratis in their fields of work that have helped them excel. "Today, we honoured the pioneers and top supporters of reading and culture in the UAE.
"We are proud with what they have offered to help build an enlightened and knowledgeable generation. We look forward to what they have to offer for the UAE's continuous development and future progress."
"Behind every honouree today is a story of success, and a role model of promoting the habit of reading in our societies that will contribute to our growth. They are our ambassadors to the world this year, and we are proud of their contribution."
"We will continue giving to establish our country as an inter-national capital of knowledge and culture, and we will see the results very soon. We honoured 132 personalities until today and we will continue to honour pioneers in different fields every year. We will celebrate their achievements, learn from their experiences and set them as examples for our children to follow."
 



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