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Sheikh Hamdan Honours 'Day for Dubai' Volunteers at Expo 2020

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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Volunteers who serve society as part of a government initiative were given a special mention by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.

Sheikh Hamdan honoured the group of volunteers taking part in ‘Day for Dubai’, an initiative launched by the Dubai Government in 2017.

The Watani Al Emarat Foundation organized a ceremony on Sunday to honour approximately 600 volunteers, on the occasion of ‘International Volunteer Day’.

A Brand New Initiative

Sheikh Hamdan announced the launch of the 'Day for Dubai Majlis' during the event. The initiative aims to support the 'Day for Dubai' initiative to promote social responsibility among Dubai's citizens and strengthen the values and spirit of volunteerism. The initiative encourages every resident to give the gift of their time by devoting at least one day to charity.

Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020, and Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Member of the Federal National Council and Director-General of the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, as well as representatives from organizations supporting the 'Day for Dubai Majlis' initiative, also attended the event.

According to Al Hashimy, the 'Day for Dubai Majlis' initiative will help to deeply embed a culture of volunteerism in the nation and its society. She commended the volunteers for their social roles and emphasized their contributions to the success of the Expo.

Al Falasi praised the initiative as well, saying it will have a positive impact on UAE society. He reaffirmed the Federal National Council's support for the country's and its leaders' strategic vision.

The initiative 'Day for Dubai' was launched in 2017 with the goal of mobilizing volunteers.