The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), Food Security Center - Abu Dhabi (FSCAD), and Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre (ADFSC) celebrated, Thursday, the UAE's Flag Day, which coincides with the anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's assumption of office as President of the UAE. In response to the invitation of H.H. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, the event was attended by H.E. Khalifa Al Ali, Director General of FSCAD, and leaders and staff of the participating parties.
Held in the headquarters of ADFCA in Mohammed Bin Zayed city, the ceremony witnessed a large crowed. H.E. Mohammed Saeed Al Nuaimi, Executive Director of Corporate Services Sector, hoisted the UAE's flag amid cheers of the attendees, who chanted slogans of the national anthem, which reflected their dedication, loyalty and commitment towards the nation and its wise leadership.
The celebrations also highlighted the importance of this occasion in deepening the national sense of citizens under the Union's flag, which it is the symbol of the UAE identity and the authenticity of its people.
In this regard, H.E. Saeed Al Bahri Al Ameri, Director-General of ADFCA, said that the Flag Day is a precious occasion in which we affirm commitment to our national traits and values of cohesion, harmony and unity. In this occasion, we express our pride in the significant accomplishments achieved by the UAE since the launch of the Union march by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Al Ameri added that Sheikh Zayed has brought together the hearts and minds under the banner of truth, justice and wisdom, drawing an honorable history for our ambitious nation that its title is unity, love and strength. He noted that the UAE flag is a symbol of humanity, a title for good and giving, and a sign of ambition and renaissance.
For his side, Mr. Khalifa Al Ali said: "The UAE's flag will remain high and billowing in fields of honor and pride. The sons of the UAE will remain loyal to their nation's flag. Today, we are reaffirming our determination to continue the march of giving, building and renaissance behind our wise leadership. We continue in our determination to follow the march of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to push forward our nation towards greater urbanization, progress and prosperity."
Mr. Nasser Mohammed Al Junaibi, Acting CEO of ADFSC, said: "On this occasion, we promise our wise leadership to do our best to keep the UAE's flag high in our hearts, reflecting meanings of unity and brotherhood of the Emirati people."
ADFCA also organized similar celebrations in its branches in Al Ain and Al Dhafra, to allow all of its employees to participate in this precious national occasion and express their love and belonging to the nation.