His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the outstanding children of martyrs in Qasr Al Bahr on Monday.
The children were accompanied by their families and Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Director of the Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his happiness to see the outstanding children of the martyrs and congratulated them for their excellence and distinction in scientific and knowledge achievement.
His Highness urged them to continue on this course and to make more efforts and persevere for their scientific and educational achievements.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed expressed his appreciation to the families of the martyrs and said, "I am happy to meet you today, my sons and daughters and my happiness is mixed with pride for your distinction and excellence, and your efforts to achieve honourable results."
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed also expressed his pride for the martyrs’ families and said, "A salute of thanks, appreciation and pride to the martyrs’ families, who planted in their children the love for the nation and diligence in science, as well as the determination to excel and fulfil the journey and sacrifices of their fathers."
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed remarked that each one of the martyrs of the nation was a source of pride to his family and nation, and this pride was represented through those children who were striving to excel in science and knowledge.
Congratulations to all for this exceptional group of children of the nation, he added. He emphasised that the children of the martyrs were a responsibility of the nation, and they would have its full care and support.
The children and their families expressed their happiness for having met His Highness, underlining their pride and honour for their fathers, the martyrs, and said they were moving forward on the same course with dedication, loyalty and a sense of belonging to the nation, all which would strengthen its stature.
In attendance were H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and a number of senior officials.