Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and Chairman of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, has said that the national programme for summer activities, entitled 'Our Nation's Summer, is an important platform for building the personalities of youths in the community, as well as promoting the values of social responsibility, creating a strategic partnership between community sectors and achieving a high level of competitiveness.
He added that this programme was created from the vision of the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates.
The issues addressed in the programme highlight the country’s desire to develop its human resources by providing opportunities, creating the potential for creativity and innovation, and enabling people to overcome challenges so that they might achieve sustainable progress in all areas of development, the minister continued.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan instructed the programme’s Supreme Organising Committee to exert greater efforts during the coming period for this year’s edition, to realise the interests of youth and motivate them, as well as support the Year of Giving initiative, to promote the culture of giving and volunteering. He stressed his full backing and ongoing monitoring of the programme’s activities.
He highlighted the importance of supporting youth programmes, as well as training young individuals and discovering their talents, while adding that the programme reflects the conviction of the nation’s wise leadership that the real investment is to prepare a generation of young national leaders as the country’s cornerstone, the pillars of development and the future.
Sheikh Nahyan emphasised that the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have placed significant importance on all national programmes that motivate youth in pursuing creativity, innovation, initiative, giving and social responsibility. He added that Rulers of the Emirates are keen to provide young people with all their support, in all aspects of life.