“We rejoice the Zayed Day for Humanitarian Action amid unprecedented and exceptional conditions this year,” stated Her Excellency Dr Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai. “Yet even under the most hard of circumstances, like the ones the entire world is reeling from at the moment, the UAE stays dedicated to humanitarianism and generosity. The UAE’s leadership has given its support to countries throughout the globe dealing with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak through launching initiatives such as the ‘Air Bridge’ to assist 100 nations throughout the world in collaboration with the United Nations’ World Food Programme, the ‘10 Million Meals’ initiative to feed people throughout the country in times of need, and the Burj Khalifa’s ‘World’s Tallest Donation Box’, supporting increase funds to fight against COVID-19.
“Today, when we commemorate the passing of the UAE’s Founding Father and the architect of its success, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is an important day for the Emirati people. It embodies the values of generosity and charity that the Founding Father has embedded in all of us, leading us by instance and encouraging each Emirati towards charity and humanitarian efforts,” H.E. Dr Aisha added.
“Our wise leadership today continues to walk the same path, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai; and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,” H.E. continued. “Our leaders provide their full support for the ‘Zayed Day for Humanitarian Action’ initiative, which has turn out to be an annual event where people throughout the UAE launch charity projects. The initiative has ingrained a positive image of the Emirates in the hearts and minds of people throughout the world, maintaining the late Founding father’s legacy alive in the collective reminiscence of all Emiratis and others throughout the globe.”
“May the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan rest in peace, and may his values and practices proceed to guide us, and motivate us to be kind and charitable to all of mankind,” Dr Aisha concluded.