Abu Dhabi, August 12, 2023 – Commemorating World Youth Day with a meaningful gesture, UAE President HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has dedicated his time to connect with the younger generation of residents. The esteemed royal’s actions underscore his commitment to fostering a strong rapport with the nation’s youth.
A video shared on his official Instagram account captured the President engaging with a diverse group of young men and women. In the footage, he can be seen warmly greeting individuals and engaging in one-on-one conversations before addressing the entire gathering.
Sheikh Mohamed’s address commenced with an emphasis on the significance of upholding one’s values and displaying reverence towards elders, regardless of the nation’s advancements. Expressing his sentiments, he stated, “Amidst our nation’s progress, let us not forget the essential values of honoring our elders.”
Delving deeper into his perspective, Sheikh Mohamed elaborated, “Throughout my lifetime, my unwavering priority has been to preserve our cherished values and customs, no matter how much progress we achieve.”
The President’s speech resonated with his commitment to striking a harmonious balance between modern development and the preservation of cultural roots. He further advocated for a deeper appreciation for parental figures, advising against even the slightest expression of exasperation.
The video encapsulates Sheikh Mohamed’s dedication to nurturing an environment where the nation’s youth are not only acknowledged but also encouraged to contribute positively to the UAE’s ongoing growth and evolution.
To witness Sheikh Mohamed’s inspiring interaction with the students, view the video below.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said he was ‘eager to hear their ideas’ and heard their individual visions, with several of them proposing ambitious projects
Finally, the royal spoke to the youth candidly saying, “I have a simple request, send my regards to your families. It fills me with pride to have such brilliant minds in our nation take part in our endeavours.”