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A nation on the move salutes its architect

posted on 09/08/2004: 1753 views

Four decades is not a long time in a nation's history to turn around a collection of erstwhile sleeping bedouin settlements into a modern, dynamic and vibrant society. This remarkable transformation is due to the wise and visionary leadership of the country, at the centre of which President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan stands tall.

It is he who engineered the development activities in Abu Dhabi after becoming its Ruler on August 6, 1966. On Friday, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), which is behind the various activities of the Knowledge Surprises week, organised an hour-long operetta to mark the 38th Accession Day of Sheikh Zayed.

The operetta, comprising several acts, highlighted the contribution made by Sheikh Zayed in improving the living conditions of people in many parts of the world, building mosques and cultural centres, providing shelter to the needy as well as rebuilding the Muslim world's largest library in Alexandria, among many others.

The performance by 100 young actors portraying 210 characters, backed by an impressive orchestra and audio visual effects can only be described as simply superb. They captured the attention of the audience, many of whom did not understand the Arabic narration, but got their message across with their brilliant performance.

The operetta began with a discussion among three students, one of them noting certain lessons from his two companions, who discuss the evolution of Islam as a religion, its teachings and its impact on civilisation. They also narrate its impact on the Arab societies during the medieval and modern ages.

They describe how Islam has blessed the life and efforts of Sheikh Zayed and how he guided UAE society into modernity. The second act portrays the Islamic heritage of the UAE and its culture through a musical, in which boys and girls perform traditional dances to the strains of local music and dazzling visuals.

The audience is transported to far-off places such as Pakistan, Egypt, the Arab world, Kenya, North African countries and European societies – all of which have benefited from Sheikh Zayed's generosity in terms of the building of religious and cultural institutions, and emergency aid, among others.

One of the many acts also highlighted the UAE's oil wealth and how Sheikh Zayed transformed the UAE's economy and diversified it by investing oil revenues wisely. The operetta was attended by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Maktoum Bin Jumaa Al Maktoum, Dr Ahmad Abdul Rahman Al Banna, DCCI deputy director-general, Saeed Mohammad Al Naboudah, CEO of DSS, Nuha M. Safar, head of the Knowledge Surprises Committee and DCCI manager for Events and Public Relations, as well as other high government officials. (The Gulf News)


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