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Spirit of National Heritage Prevails in ADP Celebrations for 43rd National Day

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, November 27th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The celebrations of the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters for the 43rd National Day continued amidst an atmosphere mixed with the spirit of national heritage and authentic UAE traditions. Celebrants of the 43rd National Day include the Al Mafraq Juvenile Care Center, the Training Department, and the Crime Scene Department.

Amidst a large presence of officers and employees, Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Nehkairah, Head of Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Juvenile Care Center's Steering Committee in Abu Dhabi; and Colonel Mohammed Saif Matar Al Zaabi, Head of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at Abu Dhabi Police, attended the event. The celebration, hosted by the Al Mafraq Juveniles Care Center, witnessed the participation of the Law Respect Culture Bureau, the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).  

Colonel Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Bu Hindi, Director of Al Mafraq Juveniles Care Center, said:  “This event commemorates what is dear to all of our hearts, hence the center is committed to ensuring constructive communication amongst institutions that care for juveniles and that strive to correct and rehabilitate their behaviors. Together, we can instill a sense of belonging and loyalty in their hearts in order to prepare a generation that loves their country and is capable of maintaining its values and principles.”

The ceremony commenced with the national anthem in front of the flagstaff alongside the releasing of balloons and doves. A march around the pitch followed in the celebrations that also included a traditional tent, a performed formation of the UAE flag, and an exhibition of handicrafts. Rabab Al Amiri, Director of the Social Education Home, gave a speech on this occasion emphasizing the love and loyalty that citizens of the UAE have toward their nation and leadership.

The juveniles performed in theatrical performances which included a National Day Play, a Juvenille Operetta, an Al Yolla traditional dance, and traditional music. Staff members of the center recited national poems and Dr. Ramzi Al Shebah reviewed his personal life journey in a performance entitled “Giving Back” as a school performed a show of traditional games. Upon the conclusion of the event, competitions were held for the audience.   

Our Genuine Heritage

The Training Department at the Human Resources Directorate General celebrated the 43rd National Day in a traditional and fragrant atmosphere of genuine heritage. The celebration was attended by Brigadier Obeid Belhubalah Al Kutbi, Head of the Selection and Recruitment Department at Abu Dhabi Police; and Colonel Thani Butti Al Shamesi, Head of the Training Department at Abu Dhabi Police; in addition to a number of officers, non-commissioned officers, individuals, and civilians.

In his speech regarding the establishment of the UAE and of its 43rd National Day, Colonel Al Shamesi congratulated the leadership, police members, and citizens of the UAE. He said: “The celebrations for the anniversary of the National Day are expressive of the pride for a past that was built upon a steady foundation of determination and resolve, and for a bright and promising future.”

The celebration of national performances included an Al Yolla traditional dance by the students of Al Nahda National Schools; the recitation of a national poem by Captain Ahmad Kamidsh from the Training Department; a performance of traditional music by the Bin Nu’man Al Harbiya Band; traditional competitions; and a contest for the ‘best flag costume’ for the children of the Training Department’s staff members.

Poetry and National Anthems

The Crime Scene Department celebrated the 43rd National Day in the attendance of Colonel Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, Head of the Forensic Evidence Department at Abu Dhabi Police; Major Saeed Al Jaberi, Deputy Head of Crime Scene Department; and a number of officers, lecturers, and department staff members.

In his speech addressed to the audience on this occasion, Colonel Al Hammadi said: “The thread of history has been woven with the most beautiful phrases that piece together the journey of the union and the formation of a significant period in history for the peoples of the region. The vision of the leadership provided a unique model for the unparalleled harmony of a nation that was able to draw the world’s attention towards its civilization and progress. The UAE has become a leading symbol of national unity, one that is reminiscent of the inherent harmonious and genuine characteristics of the leaders of this noble country.”

The celebration, which was moderated by Warrant Officer Asmaa Al Nuaimi, started with the national anthem which was followed by a performance of the Abu Dhabi Police Music Band. Crime scene inspectors performed a play that was well received by the public. A member of the Emirates Scout Association recited a patriotic poem of Yaafi’ Al Junaibi, in addition to a performance of a traditional folk song by Al Junaibi.

The female members also had a unique role in the events. Student Saeeda Al Jasir recited national poems, while Fatima Al Hamoudi, Hamdah Al Hamoudi, Hamad Al Hamoudi, and Reem Al Suwaidi performed a national recitation about the National Day. Towards the end of the celebration, the lecturers were honored alongside the strategic partners, employees, and participants at the event.

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