KHALEEJ TIMES, Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 | Muharram 30,1440
Learn to share and make UAE the No.1: Sheikh Saif
Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, on Tuesday spoke to
a crowd of nearly 3000 Emirati youth, urging them to help the UAE leaders make
the country the number one in the world.
"The true wealth of the UAE is you," Lt. Gen.
Sheikh Saif told the crowd on the concluding day of Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for
Future Generations 2018 held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
He added that to become successful leaders,
students must learn to share their opportunities with one another.
"This is something we find in the Emirati
leadership - sharing ambitions with the people - this is what results being
"The theme of this year's Majlis is very
distinguished. It is about ambition, it is about the future, about imagination,
engagement and building. There will be no failures, unless there is a reason.
Nothing happens in life by coincidence. There is an equation for success and an
equation for failure."
"Do you ever wonder why Sheikh Mohamed always
refers to you as his sons and daughters?" He asked the crowd.
"It's because we are a cohesive family, we are a
united family, you are all brothers and sisters and you are all children of
He urged the students to thus better themselves,
for the betterment of the nation.
"The love for your country, your religion and your
faith will make you overcome obstacles in life."
Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif told the students
to make use of the technology and the abundance the UAE has to offer.
"You are the future - I believe that all passed
generations shed their blood and tears to be who you are today."
He said he is proud of the accomplishment of
Emiratis, pointing out that 97 per cent carry high degrees.
He pointed out that the UAE continues to climb the
ladder in all aspects in life, in order to achieve its mission of becoming
"number one," including in humanitarian aid.
This includes the whopping contribution of more
than Dh17 billion by the nation in just five years - making the UAE the world's
top donor country.
Sheikh Saif also pointed out that with the space
sector up its sleeves; the UAE has much to look forward to in the near future.
Live talk with KhalifaSat team
Sheikh Saif also made a conference call with the
KhalifaSat team, who are currently in Japan, waiting for the launch of the UAE
made and developed satellite, which will take-off on October 20.
Amer Al Sayegh, KhalifaSat project manager at
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), spoke live from Japan to Lieutenant
General Sheikh Saif and to the audience.
"The seed of this satellite was based on
knowledge. Through learning and education we developed our capabilities in order
to develop our own satellites."
"We will continue to learn, in order to make the
UAE number one."
"This success would not have happened without this
equation: An exceptional leadership, a positive community and cohesive society,"
said Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif. "There are achievements by Emiratis
happening worldwide," he added.
What will you teach your children?
Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, during his
heartwarming speech, said that parents of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al
Nahyan, prepared him to become a warrior.
"Sheikh Zayed's family prepared him to become a
fighter in all aspects and taught him to ride camels and horses. With his
ambition, he provided his sons with the knowledge, not to only to ride horses
and camels, but also aircrafts," he said, while displaying pictures on screen of
the UAE leaders riding planes and jets.
"So, my question to you is, what will you teach
your children to ride in their future?"