1,500 get Iftar as Dubai Police turn volunteers

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1,500 get Iftar as Dubai Police turn volunteers

Dubai - In addition to providing Iftar meals, officers distributed leaflets among the fasting people to raise awareness


Amira Agarib

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Published: Wed 7 Jun 2017, 10:57 PM

Last updated: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 12:59 AM

Officials from various departments of the Dubai Police participated as volunteers in an Iftar distribution initiative, implemented by Watani Foundation in cooperation with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai.
The participation came as per the directives of Major-General Abdullah Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, who affirmed that the participation in this initiative is a translation of the goals of the Year of Giving.
Brigadier-General Ali Ateeq bin Lahej, director of the general directorate of airport security, said that volunteering work is a national duty and everyone should participate in it. He said that the directorate was keen to participate in the initiative to prepare and distribute Iftar meals to 1,500 fasting people, pointing out that volunteerism is a joy and pleasure.
Colonel Jamal Al Bannai, deputy director of the general department of traffic, said that the concept of volunteering has been an Emirati tradition for generations. "Volunteer work has great importance and positive influence on the life of every individual, family and community. It is a practical embodiment of the principle of social solidarity," he added.
Col Al Bannai explained that in addition to the participation of the department in providing Iftar meals, its officers distributed leaflets among the fasting people to raise awareness among them.
Colonel Yusuf Al Adidi, director of Al Qusais Police Station, said: "It is a good feeling to volunteer and serve all segments of society. A police officer's volunteering efforts will bring reassurance in the members of the community and strengthen the social partnership."
He added that volunteering strengthens relationships between different segments of society and helps in learning new skills. "The humanitarian, charitable and voluntary activities are part of Dubai Police's policy to enhance its security and community role," he added.

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