Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 15 November 2019

Sheikh Mohamed reviews progress on programme for Emirati newborns

Newborn Emiratis are given a souvenir and letter from Sheikh Mohamed encouraging them to be loyal to their country

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday reviewed the progress of the initiative Amnetak Beladak, or Your Country, Your Responsibility.

At a Sea Palace barza, Sheikh Mohamed was shown examples of the souvenirs given to newborn Emiratis, encouraging them to be outstanding citizens.

A representative from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship said more than 40,000 souvenirs had been distributed since the launch of the initiative.

Newborn Emiratis receive a commemorative coin embossed with an image of Sheikh Zayed, and a personal letter from Sheikh Mohamed congratulating the new parents and calling on the child to love their country and instil in themselves the values demonstrated by the Founding Father.

The coin comes in a wooden box addressed to "Zayed's children" and is engraved with a ghaf, the local tree that is the inspiration for the Year of Tolerance logo.

The commemorative coin is given to UAE citizens with family books after they complete passport procedures.

On Monday, Sheikh Mohamed met some of the families whose children received the Amnetak Beladak souvenir at Al Bahar Palace in Abu Dhabi.

"Today I was delighted to meet the team from Amnetak Beladak," Sheikh Mohamed said on Twitter.

"We are keen to consolidate the values of the late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed, and his inspiring legacy among our children, which are love, dedication, work, giving and coexistence, which established the UAE's dignity, security and prosperity."

Updated: October 22, 2019 02:12 AM

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