The National Archives participates in the eighth edition of Jiu-Jitsu activities

The National Archives participates in the eighth edition of Jiu-Jitsu activities

In a Lecture on the Importance of Reading

The National Archives participates in the eighth edition of Jiu-Jitsu activities


The National Archives participates in the eighth edition of the Jiu-Jitsu Championship with seven lectures and several workshops.  This participation stems from the fact that Jiu-Jitsu is a popular game with multiple dimensions contributing to the shaping of the generation’s character of a generation, and it receives great support from the honorable leadership.
The start of the National Archives’ participation in the Jiu-Jitsu Championship came in the form of a lecture on the importance of reading and its role in the promotion of national identity delivered by Abdul Latif Al-Sayadi, a researcher and lecturer, on Friday, April 1th, 2016.  The lecture addressed the importance of reading, particularly in the Arabic language since it is a pillar of national identity, a representation of loyalty and belonging to the homeland, and a solid foundation for self and national renaissance.  In his lecture, Mr. Al-Sayadi confirmed the attention given by  the National Archives to reading in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, when he said: "... reading is the fundamental skill for a new generation of scholars, thinkers, researchers and innovators;". Reading is the origin and source of modern sciences, literature, and cultures known to the world; it is also the basis of knowledge that leads to the empowerment of self-esteem.
The lecture concluded with a focus on National Archives’ publications that deal with the heritage and history of the UAE and the Gulf region and the role of these specialized and valuable publications in the preservation of national history for generations.
The National Archives spares no effort in its interest in reading since it is a cornerstone of culture representing the civilized society.  It upholds effective communication, enriches generations’ knowledge and strengthens the pillars of national identity.
It is noteworthy that the National Archives’ participation in the eighth edition of the Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Abu Dhabi will go on in the form of some short stories readings sessions about the history of the nation, the biography of its great leaders, and reflections on its historical milestones.