Tue 27-02-2018 18:41 PM
DUBAI, 27th February, 2018 (WAM) — Through its Youth Council, the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has held a series of events at its headquarters in celebration of the “UAE Innovation Month” under the theme “Innovation Starts with You.”
Speaking about the initiative, Laila Faridoon, Chairperson of the Higher Committee for Shaping the Future, said, “The concept of innovation is based on the culture of reading. There is no innovation or creativity without knowledge. We have, therefore, organised a youth event and hosted several young writers who presented their writing and reading experiences in an interactive platform with RTA’s employees. The experience generated a cultural impetus that will help RTA’s employees to expand their knowledge to realise our government’s objective of disseminating awareness and creativity among various community segments, especially the youth.
“As part of the UAE Innovation Month events, the Youth Council also conducted several mind-enriching and motivating contests to generate the best creative ideas through quizzes and game contests. The Youth Council held an induction workshop to introduce itself and its tasks to encourage employees to support it by presenting, in particular, innovative ideas in mass transport.
“The events also included a workshop presented by the Dubai Youth Public Transport Team, highlighting the challenges they face in public transport and how to overcome them so that mass transport becomes a public culture. Such evolution would support the drive of the UAE and Dubai Government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from private vehicles and encourage various community segments to use public transport to realise this objective.
“The RTA is holding such activities while being fully aware of the requirements of the UAE Innovation Month and the drive of our government to instil the spirit of creativity in the future generation,” she concluded.
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