Sheikh Hamdan attends ceremony to honour 600 volunteers in Dubai

Dubai Crown Prince calls on members of the community to contribute to initiatives that promote greater good, wellbeing and development of society


By Wam

Published: Sun 5 Dec 2021, 8:47 PM

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, emphasised the importance of volunteering, which he said, brings the community together to lend a helping hand to people in need, and fosters the development of a stronger and more cohesive society.

The Crown Prince Sunday attended a ceremony organised by Watani Al Emarat Foundation today at Expo 2020 Dubai to honour around 600 volunteers on the occasion of ‘International Volunteer Day’. He praised the efforts of volunteers and called on members of the Dubai community to contribute to initiatives that promote the greater good, wellbeing and development of society.

During the event, Sheikh Hamdan announced the launch of the ‘Day for Dubai Majlis’, an initiative aimed at supporting the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative he launched in 2017 to promote social responsibility among Dubai’s citizens and strengthen the values and spirit of volunteerism.

The initiative encourages every resident to share their time by dedicating at least one day in the year to use their talent and skill set in a voluntary capacity to help those in need, improve and maintain their city and community, and protect the environment.

The event was also attended by Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and the Director General of Expo 2020, and Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Member of the Federal National Council and Director General of the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, along with members of organisations supporting the ‘Day for Dubai Majlis’ initiative.

Al Hashimy praised the social role played by volunteers and highlighted the contributions of volunteers to the success of Expo 2020. Al Falasi hailed the initiative which he said will have a positive impact on UAE society.

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