Mon 26-02-2018 21:44 PM
ABU DHABI, 26th February, 2018 (WAM) – Commenting today on the launch of the Founder’s Memorial, Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Madfa, Secretary-General for the Supreme Council of the Union in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, has said that the memorial is a national commemoration of the late Sheikh Zayed’s historic and visionary role in building the UAE as a model nation in human and institutional development.
“The memorial, located in the nation’s capital, Abu Dhabi, is a landmark space for citizens and residents alike to learn more about the life and legacy of the Founding Father and about the system of principles that he established in the art of leadership, where he emphasised intellectual and societal openness to build the nation, whilst maintaining the traditions and values of the nation and its people,” Al Madfa added.
The visionary leader, Al Madfa continued, was able to consolidate tradition and modernity and to create a tolerant society, making him an inspirational leader both within the UAE and globally. “Sheikh Zayed was a father figure, a teacher, a mentor, and a leader who ensured the stability and happiness of UAE society,” he said.
The Founder’s Memorial, encompassing sophisticated technologies and artefacts marking the late ruler’s legacy, represents a step in the right direction for the UAE on the national, political, historical and cultural scale and is a monument for the ages, Al Madfa said.
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