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Watani launches Al Mutahida campaign to commemorate national day

posted on 05/11/2009: 1641 views



In an initiatives to highlight the concept of unification among the people of the UAE, Watani, the National Identity Program, launched Al Mutahida, a campaign that encapsulates the ambitions and achievements shared by the people of the UAE.

"Mutahida", meaning ‘United', also marks the essence of the UAE experience in the past 38 years and the shared destiny of the people in the UAE realized by the efforts of leaders and people of the country to achieve the aspirations of the nation.

Organised in association with Emirates Post, Emirates Association for Fine Arts '&' Tahskeel arts centre, the campaign features a greeting postcard addressed to H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President; H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, expressing a heartfelt greetings and a commitment by the UAE residents to uphold their vision of turning the UAE into a contributor to the world peace and prosperity.

Watani will also organise Al Mutahida art competition and exhibition in coordination with Tashkeel and the Emirates Association for Fine Arts. The competition will engage young and talented artists in the UAE to present their personal artistic interpretation of the word "Mutahida" reflecting its true significance and the underlying principles and values of the UAE union. A judging panel will select the submissions to be exhibited alongside the works of renowned artists at the Al Mutahida art exhibition to be held at The Dubai Mall from Nov. 26 to Dec 5, 2009.

The postcard campaign is launched in association with Emirates Post. The postcards, which will b available at all Emirates Post centres, will also be distributed through various local and federal institutions across the UAE. All UAE residents are encouraged to get a copy of the postcards and mail them to the UAE's leaders in a mark of solidarity.

Watani will also organise visits to the federal and local departments in the UAE to share with them the renewal of loyalty to the leadership by giving them Union symbols such as the UAE's constitution, the UAE flag and photos of the national flag first being raised at Union House.

Watani Program was launched on December 2, 2005 under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the UAE's national identity and practices of good citizenship within the UAE's diverse and multicultural society. The program organizes and implements various educational, entertainment, and media activities that are directed to the youth, women and children. The activities and campaigns organized by Watani are carried out by a number of volunteers and public interest advocates in the UAE. - Emirates News Agency, WAM

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