The National Archives Receives Cadets from Abu Dhabi Police College on a Scientific Journey
The National Archives Receives Cadets from Abu Dhabi Police College
on a Scientific Journey
The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates received more than 50 cadets from Abu Dhabi Police College to review some important aspects in the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates and to attend a lecture entitled "National Identity Is the Base of the Present and the Guarantee of the Future".
At the beginning of the visit, the cadets were given a brief introduction about the National Archives, which was established in 1968 as per the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to collect memory of the nation and preserve it for future generations.
The visit came within the framework of the cultural season organized by the National Archives to promote patriotism, and uphold cultural knowledge about the history of the United Arab Emirates in performing its mission in providing the decision makers and the public with trusted information, and to enhance civic spirit and national identity.
The cadets attended a lecture entitled “National Identity Is the Base of the Present and the Guarantee of the Future" by the lecturer in the Educational Programs Section, Mohammed Ismail Abdullah. He started with the charismatic Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his great care of his people, his leadership and unionist thought, and his pioneering role in forming the Union and the establishment of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
Then the lecture dealt with the importance of maintaining a “Homeland Triangle” which is national identity, loyalty and belonging, with which communities can achieve unity, cohesion, and human and civil renaissance. As a geographical, political and economic vessel, which embraces the values and the civil legacy of community, the homeland needs a special national culture that is adopted proudly by its people.
The lecturer stressed that the real practice of national identity is by deeds, not words and is represented by the values of good citizenship and working for the U.A.E. and its citizens.
After the lecture, the participants watched a 3D documentary film in the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Hall for Virtual Reality that shows aspects of the past and the shining present of the United Arab Emirates. Then they had a tour in Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Hall, which displays important aspects in the history of the U.A.E. through documents that consist treaties and historical correspondence, photographs, historical maps, and heritage collections. The displayed items in this Hall are samples of the National Archives’ acquisitions.