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Thousands join 'Walk Unified' initiative in Abu Dhabi

Mohammad Bin Zayed, Hamdan Bin Mohammad join people of determination and others to raise awareness on volunteering

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Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed and Shaikh Hamdan take part in the Walk Unified initiative at Umm Al Emarat Park.
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Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, on Friday evening joined hundreds of citizens in the ‘Walk Unified’ initiative at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.

Walk Unified is an initiative launched by the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 with an aim of engaging and integrating people of determination into social occasions and initiatives and to urge the community to participate in voluntary work.

Shaikh Mohammad expressed his happiness at joining people of determination, volunteers and the public in such a remarkable initiative, which encourages people to take to sport as a lifestyle. He noted that this initiative is a call to the community that sport brings together people in harmony and health.

Shaikh Mohammad also expressed his happiness at the participation of volunteers for various events.

“Volunteering is a civilised value and a human instinct that reflects the essence of the human being, his benevolence and love for philanthropy for the benefit of others. Thankfully, this instinct is deeply rooted in the UAE society, on which our children have been raised and we seek to consolidate and regulate it through national projects and initiatives. Henceforth, the Walk Unified initiative calls for solidarity, love and urges everyone to participate and volunteer,” the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince added.

Shaikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council; Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Shaikh Diab Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport; and Shaikha Al Jalila Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as well as other shaikhs and senior officials were present on the occasion.

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