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Rashid Centre celebrates ‘Zayed...The Humane Leader’
By Jamil Khan February 07, 2018
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DUBAI: The students at the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones celebrated the ‘Year of Zayed’ through a number of activities like painting exhibition, art performances and a panel discussion with prominent personalities.

Around 12 different activities were part of the programme in line with the Year of Zayed under the theme of ‘Zayed…The Humane Leader.’  The programme was also attended by guests from a wide segment of society to pay rich tribute to the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Zayed.

The guests were welcomed by a youlah performance by a group of students from the Rashid Centre while other students with special needs were part of activities including culture, media, youth, challenge and sports to highlight the timeless impression of Sheikh Zayed on different segments of the nation.

Hessa Al-Riyasi, a guest, said that “from today’s performances, we see the size of the effort of the centre, management and rehabilitation of cadres in the education and training of these students and to hone their skills and explore potential capacity in them.”

Those who spoke to the audience about the different humanitarian and leadership qualities of late Sheikh Zayed included Mona Bosamarh, a senior journalist; researcher Sheikh Adel Hassan Marzouki from the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities; Dr Nadia Buhannad, psychological consultant, Mohammed Al-Haj Zarouni, Director General of the UAE Red Crescent; Fatima Al Mannai, a sign language expert at Dubai Municipality; and Jamal al-Bahr, head of the Arab Family Organisation.

Maryam Othman, Director General of Rashid Centre, said that “Sheikh Zayed was not just a head of state, but a nation’s leader, a man of the size of a nation, and this year we celebrate the Year of Zayed. He was the leader who shaped every segment of the nation through his development projects besides showing his leadership skills on every fronts,” she added.

She further said that throughout the month, the centre and its students will organise and participate in a number of activities to celebrate and highlight the services of Sheikh Zayed.

 “In March we will celebrate with ‘Zayed Sports,’ April with ‘Zayed ...Women and Children,’  May with ‘Zayed Cultural,’ June with Islamic activities, July with ‘Zayed…and the press,’ August with ‘Zayed And Youth’ while other month-long activities throughout the year will be highlighting heritage, Arab culture and philanthropy and other qualities of late Sheikh Zayed,” she said while highlighting the details of the year-long events.

In the end, the sponsors and speakers of the panel discussion were awarded with certificates.

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