Dubai Police chief honours winners of Hemaya Clip contest

Dubai - Emirati student Ali Omran bags first prize of Dh100,000.

By Hesham Salah

Published: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 11:45 AM

As many as 11 students were honoured by the Dubai Police and Hemaya Centre recently for creating videos to raise awareness about the hazards of drugs and addiction.

The students had participated in the Hemaya Clip contest initiative that was launched by Dubai Police in 2019 to spread awareness about the dangers of consuming illegal drugs.

Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, honoured the winners of the contest and the media teams that provided coverage during the event.

The winning students created videos, no longer than 60 seconds, that addressed the dangers of drug addiction, among another things.

The winning videos were selected by a committee from 1,040 entries sent by students from 50 different nationalities.

According to Col. Abdullah Matar Al Khayat, manager of Hemaya International Centre at Dubai Police, 24-year-old Emirati student Ali Omran won the first prize of Dh100,000. His video was the selected among 11 submissions that were nominated for the prizes.

Ali was extremely happy to win the first prize.

“Such achievements make me more ambitious. It is truly a great start for me,” he said.

Ali’s video was based on internet addiction. It showed how people’s lives were affected by online interaction. The Sharjah University student said that he will continue his work as a media and video creator.

When asked about the prize money, Ali said he will save it for future use. He thanked Dubai Police for launching the Hemaya Clip initiative.

The second winner was Algerian student, Bouzar Abdul Rahman, while the third prize went to Emirati student Shama Zayed Helal Al Kaabi.

Egyptian student Youssef Hanafi was declared the fourth prize winner, while Amin Mohammed from India picked up the fifth prize and Irani student Arsalan Abdul Aziz took home the sixth award.

All the winners will be given a chance to join a Dubai Police training programme that will help them improve their skills as well as cooperate with the police in the future.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

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