Dubai – Masaader News
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, honoured the 14 winners of the UAE Pioneers, including individuals, groups, and initiatives, who contributed in promoting tolerance in the UAE.
This year’s UAE Pioneers Award coincides with the Year of Tolerance, as the year 2019 was announced as the year of tolerance by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The felicitation ceremony for the awardees was held on Tuesday at the end of the Annual Meetings of the UAE Government 2019.
Sheikh Mohammed said that tolerance is the greatest value that Allah granted to human, praising the exceptional models of UAE nationals and those living on its homeland, in tolerance and upholding human values. “Today we honour outstanding models that embody the values of tolerance and the values of Zayed and its approach, and work to promote them in the UAE society, so that they become a way of life for all who live on the land of the UAE … Tolerance is the noblest human traits, without which the world will suffer, conflicts increase and nations and civilisations decline,” Sheikh Mohammed said. “We are collectively responsible for spreading and promoting the values of tolerance, and participating in the consolidation of models and experiences that embody these values.”
“We want to see tolerance in all areas of life. We want to educate the tolerant student, train the teacher to educate tolerant generations, and consolidate the values of tolerance that embody the true image of the UAE society,” Sheikh Mohammed said.