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Language serves as foundation of our identity, says Sheikh Sultan


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.”

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