The National Archives enhances the values of belonging to the homeland and loyalty to its leadership among "ADNOC" Technical Academy Students

The National Archives enhances the values of belonging to the homeland and loyalty to its leadership among "ADNOC" Technical Academy Students

The National Archives enhances the values of belonging to the homeland and loyalty to its leadership among "ADNOC" Technical Academy Students


Pursuant to the collaboration between the National Archives and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company “ADNOC”, the National Archives has delivered a number of national lectures for secondary students at the “ADNOC” Technical Academy. The lectures tackled national topics, namely: “Zayed, the Founder of the Union and the Sustainable Homeland” and “Belonging, Loyalty and National Identity as Key Supreme National Values”. The lectures aimed at promoting national identity and fostering loyalty and belonging to the homeland and its wise leadership.
The National Archives collaborates with ADNOC Technical Academy as part of its national role and keen interest to cooperate with the most vital Government sectors; through which it targets the UAE youth. This year, Its plan included organizing national lectures, activities and events for three thousands of the UAE youth including citizens and future leaders to enhance their national spirit, their loyalty to the leadership and belonging to the homeland, also to establish and reinforce their national identity.
These national lectures are conducted in the framework of a memorandum of understanding signed by both the National Archives and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company "ADNOC" with the aim of establishing effective partnership between the two parties to ensure sharing and exchanging experiences, enriching knowledge, community development, and contributing to the promotion of the historical status of the UAE.
The NA has delivered, to “ADNOC” Academy students, a number of national lectures, mainly “Belonging, Loyalty and national Identity as Key Supreme National Values” delivered by Mohammed Ismail Abdulla, Senior Educational Programs Officer at the NA Educational Programs section. He stressed the importance of the Nation's triangle including the three main values of national identity, loyalty and belonging as essential to all communities to achieve their unity, harmony, solidarity along with their human, cultural and civilizational progress. Since the community values and its cultural legacy and heritage are the cornerstone to the homeland that direly needs special national education and unique heritage and historical characteristics to distinguish it, and to which citizens and future generations can relate with pride and glory.
One of other main significant lectures is “Zayed, the Founder of the Union and the Sustainable Homeland” in which the lecturer tackled the UAE early history with a focus on the UAE foundation stage and a special highlight on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s character, personal traits, and virtues including patience, insight, and wisdom. He was known among his people as a great mediator and peacemaker who contributed in the settlement of many disputes. The Speaker also stressed the wise man of Arabs keen interest in promoting close relations and strong ties with other Trucial States, as an early indication of establishing the Union  founded by Sheikh Zayed in cooperation with Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The lecturer then listed the various stages the Union has undergone until its establishment which eventually lead to the foundation of the UAE, officially declared on December 2, 1971.
Furthermore, the lecture discussed the UAE constitution and armed forces unification under its flag and wise leadership on May 6, 1976. He also reviewed the objectives of the establishment of the UAE and the factors leading to the establishment of the union of the seven emirates and to the UAE international recognition.
The lecturer then shed light on Sheikh Zayed’s Gulf region contributions, his great stances, performance and the high status he enjoyed in the Arab World in addition to his contributions and achievements internationally. Examples of Sheikh Zayed's achievements were presented as an evidence of his prominent role in all areas and fields whether at local, Arab or international levels.
Through its lectures conducted at ADNOC Academy, the National Archives emphasizes the significant importance of instilling the values of national identity, loyalty and belonging to the homeland and to its wise leadership in students.