Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Arts, Cultural & Theatre(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi launches German translation of the book ‘Words of a Leader: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan'
 

As part of its participation at the 70th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Abu Dhabi, 11 October 2018:   In the presence of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) yesterday launched a German language version of the book “Words of a Leader: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan”, as part of its participation at the 70th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair. 

Featuring selected quotes from Sheikh Zayed, the book has been published in Arabic on the occasion of the Year of Zayed, which marks the centennial of the late Founding Father, and has also been made available in English and French, with the Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Hindi translations to follow.

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “By launching the German translation of the ‘Words of a Leader: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’ at the largest international book fair in the world, we aim to present the visionary mindset of our Founding Father to the rest of the world in their own languages. This initiative is part of our strategy to promote the insightful legacy of Sheikh Zayed, while underscoring the values and principles that the UAE was established on; wisdom, tolerance, extending bridges of cooperation with other nations, and acceptance of others. These are the qualities that make the UAE a pioneering country in nation building and international cooperation.” 

Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Acting Executive Director of the National Library Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “The life of the late Sheikh Zayed represented a model for the ideal leader, with his perceptive vision for ruling a state and the building of society, and a life that was devoted to the development of his country, to the well-being of his people, philanthropic work and international cooperation. We hope to convey some of his great endeavours and experience to others, through a book that encapsulates his words in several languages and is ultimately a  celebration of his everlasting legacy.”

The book includes many speeches and statements made by Sheikh Zayed during his lifetime, focusing on the great importance of investing in citizens, building their ambitions and supporting them, and on setting up sturdy foundations for a reputable government. He often used the phrase “the official is in the service of the citizen” as an ethical formula referring to officials with integrity and a sense of responsibility towards their work and country. From there came the foundations for ‘Emiratisation’, and a call for the suitable utilisation of human capital and opening up to modern sciences. 

The selected quotes in the book reveal the wisdom of Sheikh Zayed, and his farsighted and expansive view for his country. Through the book you see the ample attention he paid to young people, who he regarded as the basis for a prosperous future. He was a strong advocate of women’s rights, and highly valued their roles in all social and professional contexts. Sheikh Zayed was also dedicated to building a pioneering civil society that would distinguish the UAE from other nations, encompassing urbanization, economy, lifestyle, and culture. 

The book also features some of his political statements which always remained consistent with justice and his view on peaceful coexistence, as he spent his life as an advocate for negotiation and dialogue as a means to resist wars and defend the stolen rights of oppressed societies around the world.
Sheikh Zayed never viewed the prosperity and success of the UAE and the GCC countries separately from the future of the Arab world and other neighboring countries. He constantly strived towards creating solidarity between nations, Arab or non-Arab. He called for openness and keeping up with changing times, while cherishing heritage and preserving traditions. 

 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 6734 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Thursday, October 11, 2018  11:01:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Sharjah Book Authority Strengthens Ties With International P...
Next Story : HHC looks forward to collaborating with Louvre Abu Dhabi to ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Boss Bottled Oud Aromatic and Saffron: the New Enticing Fragrances [7558-Views]
SPF Must Haves – for everyday sun exposure! [6881-Views]
Michael Kors Co-hosts the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Filmmakers Dinner [6862-Views]
Dubai Customs discusses more cooperation with vegetable and fruit sector [6533-Views]
V-Circle / Logomania Edition & Greca Edition [6082-Views]
Police Is the Official Eyewear in the Sony Pictures Film “Men in Blacktm: International” [5868-Views]
Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Night and Day Limited Edition [5783-Views]
MOUAWAD: Wedding Sets 2019 [5630-Views]
Eberhard & Co. pays extravagant tribute to Alfa Romeo with Quadrifoglio Verde chronograph [5606-Views]
Longchamp & Kendall Jenner Celebrate the Launch of the Longchamp Lgp Collection at the Gal... [5368-Views]
Travel Essentials Guide [5148-Views]
Splash latest product images [4813-Views]
Karl Lagerfeld and Puma Introduce Two Special-Edition Sneakers [4618-Views]
Salvatore Ferragamo Features Leather Sunglasses In the Spring/summer 2019 Advertising Cam... [4484-Views]
The Luxury Closet supports Dubai Cares' global education programs [4227-Views]
Embrace the Spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan at Yas Mall, The Mall at World Trade Cente... [4026-Views]
Crazy Diamonds – Tradition With a Twist [3983-Views]
Samsung Becomes First TV Manufacturer to Launch The Apple TV App and AirPlay 2 [3977-Views]
This Ramadan choose complete peace of mind with Al-Futtaim Toyota Pre-owned deals [3947-Views]
Visit Dubai Festival City this Ramadan and Grab Exclusive Offers [3855-Views]
Pure Gold Jewellers launches Arabic calligraphy diamond pendants for Eid [3733-Views]
Marks & Spencer Unveils Its Chic Linen Summer Collection [3697-Views]
Over 114,000 benefitting now from Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR Initiatives with Sajaa Iftar... [3672-Views]
The iconic Maserati GranTurismo joins Dubai Police luxury patrol fleet [3556-Views]
Empower signs Gold Sponsorship Agreement with ASHRAE RAL for two years [3556-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories