Emiratis and Indians paid glowing tributes to Founding Father of the UAE the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and India’s Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at a function organised by the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) Dubai, to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi and ‘The Year of Tolerance’.
"On this glorious national occasion, all our institutions, ministries, bodies and schools are invited to raise the flag on the UAE Flag Day at 11:00am," tweets Sheikh Mohammed.
Dr Abdulaziz Al-Sabeel, Secretary General of the King Faisal International Prize, invited trustees and prominent figures who are members of the Arab Awards Forum to take part in the event in Saudi Arabia.
December 2, 1971. On this day freedom — lavish life’s most succulent face — unfolded for the Emiratis. They have always had the best interests at heart not only of the Emiratis, but also of all those who live here and around them.
The show took the audience on a vivid journey of the UAE’s heritage through a series of stories highlighting values of courage, determination, generosity, and tolerance.
The postal cover also has a special postmark with the legend in English and Hindi that reads "48th National Day: United Arab Emirates."
'We have lost a dear man and a true friend… He has worked with Sheikh Zayed sincerely since the beginning of the Union, and contributed his experience to the noble attitudes in the delivery of the voice of the UAE to the world…'