The big news for the UAE is that President HH. Sheikh Khalifa declared 2021 to be the ‘Year of the 50th’ as their Golden Jubilee. In addition to this, it was informed that the ‘Year of the 50th’ would commence from April 6, 2021, and will last until March 31, 2022. The initiative will be administered by the UAE Golden Jubilee Committee. HH. Sheikh Khalifa official announced it by saying, “Year of the 50th represents a historic defining moment in our journey that started immediately after the declaration of the UAE’s union in 1971. It’s an acknowledgement of the resolute will and strong determination our Founding Fathers had while building up their nation. It also comes in recognition of the sincere efforts made by our citizens for our nation to be what we are seeing today as one of the best growing and fastest developing countries in the world.”
The committee will work under the chairmanship of HH. Sheikh Abdul bin Zayed, who is the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, with HH. Sheikh Mariam bin Mohamed bin Zayed as the Deputy Chairwoman, as state news agency Wam stated. Furthermore, the committee has members demonstrating their respective local and federal units. The Golden Jubilee Committee was formed in December 2019 by HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, who is the Vice President and the Ruler of Dubai. The planning team will specifically make sure that the execution is done as per the agenda. This will help in developing the socio-economic state of the nation.
As per the reports of The National News—the foundation pillars of the are activities, like,
“- Launching the Year 50 with a festive spirit that engages all those who consider the UAE their homeland
– Calling upon all UAE citizens to contemplate the values and achievements of the past in acknowledgement of the Founding Fathers
– Inspiring young people to have their vision about the ambitions of the next 50 years, while supporting them to make quality national achievements in furtherance of the March of Development, Progress and Prosperity.”
During the announcement, HH. Sheikh Khalifa acknowledged the efforts of the foreign citizens who joined hands with the Emirati citizens. He expected the same spirit of unity from the young generation. He further stated that the ‘Year of the 50th’ was an opportunity to contemplate the achievements made over 50 years at a time they were gearing up for the coming journey.
The program will celebrate the history, values, and achievements of the nation with the vision of further progression by 2071. By committing to this, he showed his faith in the young people. He promised that all necessary guidance and assistance will be provided to them in achieving success.
HH. Sheikh Khalifa said: “We are living in a rapidly changing world. Amid this change, there are opportunities up for grabs to drive innovation and creativity…Therefore, we’ll have to double efforts to generate novel ideas, and quality initiatives to preserve our heritage and values and protect the cultural diversity of our society…As such, these initiatives should contribute to creating a better tomorrow with a brighter future for our nation.”
He further said, “A year to celebrate 50 years, which witnessed the fastest construction journey in the history of countries, the best development journey in the region and the most noble journey in human building…It is also a year of preparation for the next 50 years, full of goodness, deep in impact and exemplary in building hope for the region and the world.”
It is promised by HH. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces that every potential citizen will get the chance to come-up and showcase their innovative ideas that will help in building the progressive future of the nation. The ‘Year of the 50th’ is considered to be a big move towards the socio-economic growth of the nation. With a stroke of great luck, we hope that everything executes as per the plan.
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