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Monday 07 March ,2016

The National Archives Organizes an Annual Program for the National Lectures in the National Rehabilitation Center

The National Archives Organizes an Annual Program for the National Lectures in the National Rehabilitation Center

Within its cultural season, the National Archives of the U.A.E. organized an annual program for the national and awareness lectures in collaboration with the National Rehabilitation Center (N.R.C.) in Abu Dhabi to deliver three lectures monthly in the current year, which target patients of different ages and cultures.

The N.A. conducts this earnest activity in line with its interest in building a national character that is able to bear responsibility, achieve good citizenship, and protect the U.A.E.’s accomplishments through enhancing solidarity among its citizens. It also seeks to foster the national aspect represented by loyalty, belonging and nurturing the national identity among the N.R.C.’s young patients. This is achieved through rehabilitating and integrating them into the society, giving them full confidence in themselves, improving and strengthening their relations with their society as well as informing them about what the nation offers to its citizens, and its need for their contributions while they are their healthiest.

The lectures program contains various topics including: “Identity, Belonging, Loyalty, Key National Values”, “Zayed the Father and Leader”, “Khalifa, A Worthy Successor to the Best Predecessor”, “Unifying the House of the Emirates”, “Youths and Nation Building”, “Zayed, the Unifier and the Leader”, “The Founding Fathers and Their Role in Building the Union”, “Heritage and National Identity”, “Sheikh Zayed’s Approach to Politics and Ruling”, “The U.A.E., Noteworthy Achievements and a Pioneer Regional and International Role”, and “Federalism in the U.A.E. between Zayed’s Glories and Khalifa’s Achievements”.

Specialized lecturers and researchers from the Educational Program Section of the National Archives, led by the lecturer Mohamed Ismaeel Abdulla, delivered the lectures at the National Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Abdulla is a very knowledgeable lecturer who enriches the lecture topics with his ideas, which are well received by his audience. He is experienced in delivering national lectures with confidence. Moreover, he has time management skills so he effectively uses each minute when taking the podium to talk about his topic.

Regarding the annual program for the national and awareness lectures organized by the N.A. in the N.R.C., H.E. Majid Al Mehairi, Executive Director of the National Archives, said, “The N.A.’s major community responsibility role, which aims at contributing to community development, prompted it to conduct this program. It seeks to promote the interaction between patients and their society through instilling good citizenship values and embodying the national figures in their minds during the recovery process.”

H.E. added, “When the patient feels that his society needs him and looks forward to his playing a role, he recovers quickly. Therefore, the N.A. has invested the patients’ time wisely for their benefit to be at the heart of the nation’s issues. It seeks to instill the sense of responsibility in them and save them from being marginalized. Thus, the N.A. plays an effective role in their recovery and putting them back on the right track enabling them to lead a normal life.”

In this respect, H.E. Dr. Hamad Abdullah Al Ghafri, N.R.C. Director-General, stated that the various activities between different national entities aim at achieving the highest levels of awareness among the society segments, enhancing and activating their participation and communication as well as informing them of the N.R.C.’s role and illustrating the dangerous mental effects of addiction and the prevention methods.

He added, “The N.A.’s kind initiative is organized within the framework of a series of lectures that seek to establish, enhance, and instill the concept of positive citizenship among the patients who are receiving treatment in the center. Furthermore, the lectures aim at fostering loyalty and belonging to the nation and leadership, directing and investing the patients’ energies so they are effectively involved in serving society and humanity.”

The participants appreciated the lecture, which had a major role in nurturing the concept of national identity.