Dubai, UAE, 30 November 2015: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has today organised a number of National activities across all its branches in Dubai to mark Commemoration Day, in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the UAE. HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, ordered Commemoration Day to be marked on 30 November each year to show appreciation to the sacrifices of the UAE’s martyrs and support to their families. Activities took place at all DEWA’s branches. At 8am, the flag was lowered and at 11:30 staff gathered together and observed a minute of silence, praying to Allah to bless the martyrs’ souls and to comfort their families and loved ones. Then, the flag was raised while the National Anthem was played.
“The directive of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to mark 30 November each year as Commemoration Day, serves to immortalise martyrs, and symbolise the nation’s gratitude for their sacrifices and giving. It serves to thank UAE martyrs, those good individuals who gave up their lives to keep the UAE flag flying. Individuals who undertake humanitarian, military and civilian duties, within the UAE and abroad, to express their deep loyalty to the UAE community, its leadership and its people. His Highness’s declaration affirms the unique, unparalleled interest our wise leadership dedicates to our country’s martyrs, who respond to the call of their country to defend our rights and religion, and to offer their souls to Allah, to support our brothers in different countries,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“On this occasion, we give our oath to Allah, and to our leadership, and the UAE people, that the memory of those martyrs will remain forever in our heads and hearts, and that they will always be a source of pride and dignity to their families who sacrificed their own children to raise the UAE flag, to enhance stability and peace in the region, and to ensure the safety and security of our people. We promise to be loyal to our martyrs, to commit ourselves to defending their rights, and to support their brothers to set standards of safety and stability,” added Al Tayer.
“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, deems the martyrs as sons of every UAE citizen, and said they are appreciated by their leadership and people for their sacrifices to preserve the country’s sovereignty and national and cultural gains. At DEWA, we are proud of all of our young female and male employees who respond to the call of their country. We stand side-by-side with the people of the UAE to honour their courage and commitment to perform their national duties, to support the rights of their brothers and sisters. We are also proud to organise national events, with the participation of all DEWA employees and senior management, to remember and celebrate the values of giving, loyalty and commitment, which run deep within the UAE Nationals who gave their lives in battle,” added Al Tayer.
“We show gratitude for the special role of the military forces that protect this country, and its people, and who defend our values, and our right to peace. We affirm our willingness to respond to the call of our country and our wise government. We are committed to continuing our efforts to raise a generation based on the values of commitment and national pride, to enhance values and concepts of nationality, for generations to come. May our martyrs rest in peace. May Allah send them to paradise, and keep the UAE and its people safe and secure,” concluded Al Tayer.