“UAE Reads” initiative to kick off on Monday

The “UAE Reads” initiative will be launched next Monday under the directions of Sheikha Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan. This cultural initiative is organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior, in partnership with the UAE University and the Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center. It also coincides with the Abu Dhabi Book Fair and the “Abu Dhabi Reads” initiative.

 This event falls within the framework of the UAE’s ‘Year of Reading 2016’ initiative launched by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.  Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan will be taking part in the “World’s Largest Reading Hour”, along with more than 2500 ladies, female officials, decision-makers and students, at the UAE University’s main theatre in Al Ain at 2:00 p.m. The event will be attended by representatives of the Guinness World Records Organization, who will witness the UAE’s record attempt for the “Largest Reading Lesson.”

 Waleed Salem Al Shamesi, Director General of the Police College, stressed the keenness of the Ministry of Interior to reinforce its social partnerships, and to spread the culture of reading and make it an integral part of people’s lives, for its valuable role in boosting the public’s awareness and education. He added that the ministry’s initiatives, which come in response to the directives of the President of the UAE, started from the beginning of 2016, are still being implemented across the Police College, and other police departments; with notable participations from the Ministry of Interior with numerous national establishments and societal events in awareness initiatives and activities.

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