Under the slogan “Khalifa Nefdaak”
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
On Tuesday evening, the (999) Magazine, the Ministry of Interior’s cultural, social, and security magazine, hosted a ceremony to mark the issuance of its 44th National Day special edition. The ceremony was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel under the slogan “Khalifa Nefdaak”. The ceremony was attended by Lt. General Retired Khalil Dawood Badran, Chairman of 999 Magazine Development Committee.
In his speech during the event, Retired Lt. General Khalil Dawood Badran said that the National Day reflects one of the sublime values of loyalty and belonging to the UAE and the wise leadership that we are honored to serve. “Today, the UAE enjoys safety, security, and prosperity. These achievements were attained thanks to the wisdom of the leader, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and their brother General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,” he noted.
Lt. General Badran also asserted that it is the duty of every citizen on this sacred land to celebrate the National Day; to show pride in the achievements made by the UAE and to recognize the sacrifices of our valiant martyrs who laid down their lives to protect the pride and dignity of the UAE. He also stressed the attention and commitment of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to immortalize national occasions that reinforce cohesion, stability and solidarity.
For his part, Brigadier Thani Butti Al Shamesi, Head of the Training Department at Abu Dhabi Police and member of the 999 Magazine Development Committee, said: “The National Day is an auspicious occasion to express our pride with our glorious country, which will always be a hub of security and stability; thanks to the grace of Allah Almighty and the dedicated attention by the higher leadership to the various police authorities, led by Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.”
Adding further, he said: “We highly praise the efforts of the editorial team of 999 Magazine, which is witnessing continuous development to promote the media, security and policing message towards new horizons. This development is commensurate with the progress and prosperity process witnessed by the UAE, and embodies, in form and content, the Magazine’s slogan: ‘New Vision of the community-police relationship’”.
Abdel Rahman Tahboub, Managing Director at Media Motion Public Relations and Strategic Partner of the 999 Magazine ceremony; praised the efforts of the Ministry of Interior in ensuring safety and security for everyone living in the UAE. In his speech on behalf of the 999 Magazine Strategic Partners, he said: “Participating in today’s ceremony hosted by the Magazine to mark the UAE’s 44th National Day is a medal of honor for all of us; and we owe every success we make to the wise leadership.”
The ceremony began with a minute of silence and prayers observed by the attendees for the UAE martyrs, followed by the National Anthem. The event also included the Operetta “Khalifa Nefdaak”, written by Iraqi poet Kareem Al Iraqi, and produced by the Emirati innovative producer Dr. Habib Gholum. The Operetta provides an artistic and distinguished documentation of the birth of the UAE as a unified country; since it was established by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to the empowerment era, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Towards the end of the ceremony, Retired Lt. General Khalil Dawood Badran, Chairman of 999 Magazine Development Committee, honored the strategic partners and sponsors and presented them with a commemorative shield. The ceremony was attended by a large number of prominent personalities and media figures, as well as the Magazine’s administrative, supervisory and media teams, headed by its Editor in Chief, Lieutenant Colonel Awadh Al Kendi.
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