Sheikh Sultan during the award ceremony in Sharjah on Sunday.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and Supreme President of the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi emphasised that the true value of the award-winning works at the 5th edition of the ALECSO-Sharjah Award for Language and Lexical Studies lies in the fact that it provides exclusive study materials to the Arab library, which is already a renowned knowledge powerhouse housing strong research.
Attending the awarding ceremony held on Sunday at Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre, the Sharjah Ruler said: “The award is not for specialisations that delve into politics or industry, but rather for scientific and literary research expanding the existing body of knowledge for researchers...”
Sheikh Sultan added, “the importance of these research efforts cannot be understated as they serve to preserve and revitalise linguistic traditions, adding new dimensions to our understanding of culture. Universities and libraries play a vital role in this work, making it a key part of their mission.”
“Language serves as the foundation of our identity, shaping our religion and beliefs, and thus, these research efforts should not be viewed as a cultural luxury, but as a fundamental aspect of our lives.”
During the meeting, Sheikh Sultan was briefed on a number of the AUS' achievements in various fields, praising the board for deepening their efforts to accelerate the university's growth and following up the developing plans with the help of the university's faculties and students.
Sheikh Sultan also gifted the House of Manuscripts at Al Qasimia University in Sharjah 278 volumes, representing the seventh group of His Highness' donations to the House, of which 274 include original manuscripts, and 4 ancient stone volumes.
Sultan praised the efforts made by Sheikha Jawaher, in taking care of young generations in all institutions under her supervision. He also stressed the keenness to provide educational opportunities for the people of Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan visited the pavilion of the Emirates School Foundation, Sharjah Education Council, Sharjah Private Education Authority, and the MoE, where he was familiarised with means and tools of teaching children, in addition to the various educational publications provided by authorities.
The UAE government affirmed that the UAE citizens have priority in being appointed to any of the vacant jobs in the federal authorities, adding that non-nationals can be appointed in case the citizen does not meet the conditions and requirements of the job.
The Iranian Jamaran news website identified the boy as 9-year-old Morteza Delf Zaregani. They spoke to the father who accused the police of not issuing any warning before shooting.
The UAE Government stated that a resident can obtain a residence visa for his wife and children, after submitting the marriage contract which must be certified in Arabic or translated into Arabic by a sworn and certified translator.