Under the Patronage of Saif bin Zayed
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]
Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), attended the 6th group wedding organized by the Ministry of Interior for 58 of its nationwide staff members. The event, held on Monday evening at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi, was organized by the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the Marriage Fund.
Attending the group wedding were Major General Abdul Aziz Maktoum Al Shareefi, Director General of Protective Security at the Ministry of Interior; Rashid Obaid Al Kashf, Board Member of the Marriage Fund; Colonel Hussein Mahmoud Al Awadhi, Acting Head of the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Interior; as well as a number of MoI officers; the families and relatives of the grooms and brides; and a large gathering of guests.
In his statement, Lt. General Al Sha’far said: “Group weddings are important societal issues, which require concerted efforts to encourage marriage amongst UAE citizens, and embody the social responsibility principles upheld across public and private institutions.”
Adding further, Lt. General Al Sha’far said, “Group weddings are an exemplary noble idea that instills the values of love, cooperation and solidarity for the benefit of community. Organizing this successful and distinguished initiative for the sixth consecutive year consecrates the authentic family values in the younger generations of UAE society.”
“This wedding aims at mitigating the burdens suffered by young couples looking to get married, and alleviate the relevant financial costs for the sake of building coherent families. It embodies the Ministry of Interior’s true spirit of societal partnership and affirms its humanitarian contributions,” indicated Lt. General Al Sha’far.
In conclusion, Lt. General Al Sha’far congratulated the newlyweds, wishing them a happy life. “Marriage is a strong bond that serves as a platform for a new social life, based on mutual respect, good relations, and mutual understanding,” he said. He also urged them to shoulder the responsibility, in order to achieve a stable family life, and turn the family into a social institution capable of leading roles in society.
For his part, Rashid Obaid Al Kashf, Board Member of the Marriage Fund delivered a speech on the occasion and said, “The 43rd UAE National Day festivities were exceptionally special, and our celebrations continue with this remarkable event. The participation of the Marriage Fund in this national occasion reflects our keenness to leave a distinguished mark, and show our loyalty and love for this elite group of the country’s citizens. We are extremely delighted to join this joyous ceremony and celebrate the wedding of 58 grooms of MoI’s staff members in one evening; as part of the Marriage Fund’s vision to build and maintain a stable and cohesive Emirati family that, in turn, builds a solid society.”
Al Kashf praised the generous patronage of HH Sheikh Saif of the event, which reflects the efforts of the higher leadership to alleviate the difficulties impeding young Emirati couples from establishing families and securing a stable and decent family life “His Highness’ patronage of the event also reflects the keenness to provide care and attention to young Emirati citizens, via the countless services and social care programs, in addition to the various privileges granted to them. This embodies the mutual love and respect between the higher leadership and its people,” Al Kashf added.
Al Kashf also said, “The Marriage Fund is proud to take part in the wedding of young Emiratis; such happy celebrations reflect pride and belonging to this generous country, and express the young generations’ hope as they advance into a brighter future with confidence, thanks to the full support of the country and its generous leadership.”
Al Kashf congratulated the newlyweds, whishing them joy, well-being and a life of love; praying Allah Almighty to support their efforts to build a stable and secure family. “The family is the fundamental pillar of the country and the most precious wealth,” he added.
At the end of his speech, Al Kashf expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the Ministry of Interior’s officials for sponsoring and well organizing the event. He also thanked all entities who provided support to the group weddings.
The Police Music band performed a number of musical pieces, while the military band performed traditional dances inspired by the occasion.
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