Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has dedicated his Accession Day anniversary to His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for devoting his life to serving the nation and ensuring the happiness of citizens.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid has over the past few years dedicated his Accession Day anniversary, which falls on January 4, to thank the community.
This year, he launched a campaign to thank Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed.
“As we do every year, we issued instructions not to allocate celebratory events on the Accession Day anniversary that falls on January 4. We usually launch a campaign to thank those who have impacted our lives and served the nation.
Today, we urge our Emirati people to thank Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed who devoted his life to raising the stature of the nation and ensuring the happiness of citizens,” he tweeted using the hashtag #Thank_You-Shaikh_Mohammad_Bin_Zayed
رسالة شكر لا توفيك حقك يا بو خالد .. ندعو شعبنا لشكره عبر كلمة مخلصة .. أو صورة معبرة .. أو لفتة طيبة .. شعبنا وَفيْ .. وقائدنا بوخالد له منا كل الشكر والمحبة والتقدير .. #شكرا_محمد_بن_زايد pic.twitter.com/iFEdGxqPcA— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) January 2, 2018
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid added: “With the New Year, I have addressed a letter to Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed, to thank him, not in my name, but in the name of my people, not to thank him for a personal matter but for what is he doing for the nation and its generations to come.” In a letter addressed to Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid urged Emirati citizens to express their appreciation for Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed. The letter reads:
“Brothers and sisters, UAE people, our sons and daughters, wherever you are and whatever your position is … regards to you all ...
“Regards filled with love … with the beginning of a new year … a new chapter in the history of our beloved nation...
“Brothers and sisters, with the beginning of the New Year, I wanted to address this letter to my brother, my friend and my companion. My brother Abu Khalid, Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may Allah bless him and guide his steps to serve the nation…
“My letter is #Thank_You_ Mohammad_Bin_Zayed to thank him, not in my name, but in the name of my people, not to thank him for a personal matter but for his dedication to the nation and its generations to come. Thank you Mohammad Bin Zayed because we see the late Shaikh Zayed in you as if he is still alive amongst us.
“Thank you Mohammad Bin Zayed because you are the defender of the country, the leader of its armed forces and the lion of the nation.
“Thank you Mohammad Bin Zayed because you embraced youths, taught them how to serve their nation, and imparted to them the spirit of heroism, manhood and militarism.
“Thank you Mohammad Bin Zayed --- you have carried on with the nation’s drive, laid the groundwork for a new centennial and established a place and stature for us among nations.
“Thank you Mohammad Bin Zayed because you honoured the martyrs…embraced their children, comforted their families and raised their banner of glory and pride…
“Thank you Mohammad Bin Zayed…Thanks for your leadership…your resolution and determination..
“Thank you for embracing sons, appreciating fathers, loving mothers and supporting youth..
“Thank you Abu Khalid
“Only a few know that you work 18 hours a day
“Only a few know that your vacation does not exceed one week in a year
“Only a few know that dozens of millions worldwide benefit from his contributions that he makes without any clamour..
“Only a few see him spending nights with our soldiers, reviewing development plans with experts and officials to ensure the future of our country for many years ahead..
“Thank you Abu Khalid for investing in education. Thank you for ensuring our citizens’ enjoyment of a decent life…
“Thank you Abu Khalid because you dedicate your life for this great nation.”