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Khalifa named winner of Sheikh Rashid Humanitarian Award

posted on 12/05/2011: 1625 views



President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been named winner of the Sheikh Rashid Award for the Humanitarian Personality (2010-2011), organisers (Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre) announced yesterday.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre, told representatives of local, Arab and international media organs that he was honoured to announce the award of the Award to Sheikh Khalifa who was nominated to it by a group of Arab, Islamic and international humanitarian and charity organisations, centres and cities which view him as a world model that worth be emulated in terms of giving and philanthropy to humanity at large without distinction to colour, race, nationality and faith.

'He is the leader, the pioneer and the kind father. His virtues are countless, his hallmarks as a leader are everywhere and his good deeds cover all corners of the Arab and Islamic World,' Sheikh Ahmed said.

The Sheikh Rashid Award is given to prominent personalities, an important event that takes place within the list of events and activities that are organised in the UAE every two years. Many eminent people have been selected regionally and internationally during the last 11 years. These personalities have played a prominent role specifically in the area of charitable work, and humanitarian development in general. - Emirates News Agency, WAM

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