Dubai Women’s College celebrates UAE's National Day
On the occasion of the 39th UAE National Day, Dubai Women's College, a Higher Colleges of Technology flagship institution, organized a celebration for all its students, faculty and staff in the presence of Mr. Khalifa Buamain, Director of Government Communication, Dr. Howard Reed, Director of Dubai Women's College and Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Associate Director of Dubai Women's College.
The ceremony started with opening of the "Union Panorama" Exhibition --which features a huge and diverse collection of documentary pictures about the creation of the United Arab Emirates and its development – and "The UAE-- Past and Present" exhibition which highlights different life patterns in the UAE in the past and is organised by members of the DWC Student Parliament and the Applied Communications Department.
Both "The Union Panorama" and "The UAE-- Past and Present" exhibitions generated a high turnout from students as well as the faculty and administrative staff to learn about the UAE heritage.
Dr. Howard Reed, Director of Dubai Women's College, praised the participation of DWC graduates' in this celebration through showcasing their own businesses that featured handicrafts including traditional costumes and children's toys.
Dr. Bahjat Al Youssef, DWC Associate Director, stressed the importance of these celebrations, which she said reflect the DWC students' keenness and interaction with this dear national occasion marking the 39th anniversary of the UAE creation.
The day-long ceremony included several events, mainly folk dances, a pavilion on the UAE heritage that featured a local cuisine and an exhibition of traditional embroideries and accessories. Also participating in the event were Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs and Al Marae Company for Dairy Products.
Fatma Thani, the Acting Supervisor of DWC Student Affairs, said that the main aim of such events is to promote students' sense of patriotism and make use of such celebrations to enhance national interaction, as well as instilling intrinsic UAE values and traditions into them.
During the ceremony, Halima Al Gaithi, a diploma 2nd year student, presented an inspiring folk performance to express her gratitude to the college for its efforts and contribution to the nation's development.
The campus was adorned with the UAE flag, which fluttered in several parts and corridors of the college as students put on clothes showing the colours of the national flag to mark the occasion.
For her part, Ahlam Al Bennai, President of DWC Student Parliament, said she is happy about the success of the National Day ceremony on the campus. "The Student Parliament seeks every year to organise a distinct ceremony of the National Day being a reflection of our joy and pride in the march of this generous nation," she added.