The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), held a special session on the Emirati heritage of customs, traditions, norms, and social manners “Al Sana’a” as part of its activities in the Month of Reading. The session, which was held at the Authority's headquarters in Dubai, was hosted by HE Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, CEO of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center, in the presence of HE Laila Obaid Al Suwaidi, Acting Director General of the Authority, a number of Authority officials and employees.
The session organized by the Authority in cooperation with the Center, coincides with the Month of Reading 2022, held this year under the theme “UAE Reads”. The session is intended to prepare a generation of readers capable of acquiring knowledge that would consolidate the country’s position as the capital of knowledge and culture, including heritage, to inculcate these moral values among future generations.
Bin Dalmook reviewed the role of Sana’a in general, and its importance in promoting the national identity, which consists of a set of material and social activities that reveal the identity of any nation. He indicated that the Emirati national identity is based on four elements: Palm Tree, Camel, Mahmal and Hosh, which form the symbols of the heritage and life in the country, along with the folk dress, dialect, and other habits and qualities, that makes the Emirati a moral person with good relationship with everyone.
He emphasized that “Al Sana’a,” can be instilled in the young people, but it starts from the family, and school curriculum, which is currently purely academic education and reminder of the wonderful folk proverbs and lessons learned from the stories of ancestors.
The session featured useful discussions, with great response from those following it. It is worth mentioning that the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources had launched earlier its agenda for the Month of Reading under the slogan “Emirates Reads 2022”, including many innovative knowledge events. The activity targeted the employees of the Authority, the Federal Government and society in general, and organized in cooperation with the Authority’s partners, in government and private institutions.