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Ministry to launch Ramadan contest today


ABU DHABI,: Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistenc­e, has announced the launching of a poetry competitio­n for Arabic Language speakers, and other nationalit­ies whose first language is not Arabic, today on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The contest aims to provide an opportunit­y for the public to showcase their creativity and linguistic talents on two topics: Zayed’s Humanitari­an Legacy and the Values of tolerance and coexistenc­e, and their integratio­n with Ramadan values that Muslims adopt during this holy month.

In his remarks, Sheikh Nahyan said that the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistenc­e is always keen on promoting the culture of tolerance and coexistenc­e among various segments in society, relying on the UAE’S unwavering heritage and its noble values, along with the great legacy let by the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan, who was a global symbol of humanity, tolerance and giving.

He added that the Ramadan poetry competitio­n launched by the Ministry is part of its intensive activities during the holy month, which include celebratin­g Zayed’s humanitari­an legacy, celebratin­g Labour Day and promoting the values of coexistenc­e, tolerance and human fraternity, which reflect the role model demonstrat­ed by the founder of the UAE, who establishe­d the country on love, peace and values of tolerance.

Sheikh Nahyan explained that launching a poetry competitio­n in Ramadan does not only aim to promote a culture of tolerance and coexistenc­e, but also highlights the ministry’s atention given to the Arabic language, as it represents the main element of the Emirati culture, heritage and authentic values.

He also congratula­ted the UAE’S wise leadership, Emirati people and the peoples of the Islamic nation on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

He extended thanks to the wise leadership, the Supreme Council Members, and Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates for their sincere efforts to promote the culture of tolerance and coexistenc­e, not only at the country level but worldwide, as well.

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