Thu 15-03-2018 18:35 PM
ABU DHABI, 15th March, 2018 (WAM) — Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police, stated that the launch of the annual Emirati Children’s Day on 15th March, upon an initiative by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), reflects her desire to raise the awareness of the entire community about children’s rights, and the necessity of their upbringing in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.
“We are proud that the country is providing children with the best protection and well-being programmes, which aim to promote family coherence and raise an aware generation who are capable of leading the future while reflecting the vision of the country’s leadership which believes that human beings are the core of the development process,” Al Rumaithi said.
Emirati Children’s Day confirms the UAE’s respect for the rights of families and children, in light of international conventions and treaties related to children’s rights, which reflects the nature of the Emirati community that commits to its values and traditions derived from Islam, he added.
Al Rumaithi stressed that celebrating Emirati Children’s Day is a shining beacon amongst the UAE’s proud humanitarian efforts while highlighting its community of compassion, giving and co-existence, as well as the attention of the “Mother of the UAE” and the social values promoted by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
He thanked Sheikha Fatima for her initiative, which confirms the confidence of the Emirati community in their leadership, in light of its approach to combining modernity and the UAE’s traditional values.
WAM/Esraa Ismail/MOHD AAMIR