The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has organised a special ceremony, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre (ADFSC) and Food Security Center, in its headquarters in Mohammed Bin Zayed city, to celebrate the 46th National Day of the UAE. The celebration was attended by His Excellency Saeed Al Bahri Al Ameri, Director-General of ADFCA, Nasser Mohammed Al Junaibi, acting CEO of ADFSC, as well as leaders and employees of the participating bodies. The celebration reflected ADFCA's commitment to participate in the national events and celebrations. It also offered an opportunity for all employees to participate and express their love and loyalty towards the UAE and its wise leadership.
During the ceremony, H.E. Saeed Al Ameri stressed that the UAE's National Day is a memorable day in the nation's history, where the first building block, towards realizing a national project and a civilized experiment based on authentic values, customs and traditions, was laid.
"Today, we are celebrating the 46th anniversary of the establishment of UAE at a time when the country has become strong and matured. In addition, the country has become an example for the whole world in the area of humanity and prosperity. All praises to Almighty God and all gratitude to our visionary leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God have mercy upon him), the father of the nation, and the rulers of the other emirates who succeeded in uniting hearts before the land. The result of their seamless efforts has brought in pride and success the prosperity of which we enjoy. On this day, we should pledge to keep the union's flag high among nations and to maintain our country as a unique model for the modern and ambitious state," H.E. Al Ameri said.
He extended his sincere greetings to President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and to the Crown Princes of the Emirates, on the 46th National Day. Al Ameri added that Their Highnesses are raising the union flag high in the sky of the homeland, stressing they are continuing their efforts and chievments to build a bright future for the nation's sons. He also extended his thanks to the founding fathers who had spared no effort to build the state, to make it among the developed and civilized countries.
For his side, Mr. Nasser Al Junaibi, said: Celebrating the National Day is clear evidence of the development and security enjoyed by our homeland. The Emirati union embodies the strongest sense of loyalty towards the founding fathers, notably the late HH Sheikh Zayed, from which our wise leadership derived their will and determination to keep the UAE united and respected by the whole world. Today, we are celebrating, as governmental institutions and individuals, the spirit of unity, cooperation and determination to protect our union and its achievements."
The celebrations have started with the collective recitation of national anthem. It also included organising of various heritage, traditional and cultural sessions and activities, including competitions, stage performances and a corner for preparing the Emirati cuisine by ADFCA's employees. Meanwhile, celebrations were also held in AL Ain City and Al Dhafra branches, to allow all employees to celebrate and express their pride and loyalty towards their nation and wise leadership.