GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

    Share
• Local stories strengthen national identity, promote Arabic language and prompt the youth to read, write and innovate
 
Dubai, 14 July 2021: Winners of the 4th edition of Short Story Competition, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) in cooperation with Dubai Education Zone, were awarded during a virtual ceremony yesterday.  
 
The annual literary competition for male and female students of public and private schools in Dubai is aimed at promoting local stories to strengthen national identity, promote Arabic language and prompt the youth to read, write and innovate 
 
H.E. Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, HHC CEO, congratulated the winners during the virtual ceremony and began his speech by sharing a short story from an old Emirati tale highlighting the wisdom and grace derived from charity.  
 
He said stories that revolve around charity reflect on the individual, the community and family. Stories about generosity ignite the spirit of cooperation and good manners. 
 
Bin Dalmook also encouraged students to be inspired by UAE's colloquial literature and values while keeping the storyteller's individual style and preferred approach.
 
He noted: “It is paramount to organise activities from diverse aspects in support of the educational sector. With this writing competition, the HHC realises its vision of empowering younger generations by enriching their cultural heritage while preparing them for their national duties.”
 
Read, write and be creative
Tayeba A. Rahman, HHC Head of Libraries Section, pointed out the importance of organising activities that support the educational sector. She noted: 'The short story writing competition opens a wider horizon for students to learn more of the Arabic language and encourage them to read, write and be creative.' 
 
“Refining young talents and encouraging them to write enhances their values and brings out their creativity and literary talent, and most importantly develops the spirit of healthy competition among them. This competition opens broad spectrums for empowering Arabic language literary skills, prompting the youth to read, write and innovate. We had 29 students competing, from seven public and private schools in Dubai, all of whom joined efforts to enhance the writing skills of young scholars, broaden their knowledge, instill the spirit of competition among them and enable them to preserve the Arabic language,” she added.
 
 
Complete list of first three winners
Short Story Competition targets students of two categories: ages 12-14 and 15-17 
 
In the 12-14 age group, the first two winners were students from Al Shafei School: Ahmed Bin Shafi came in first place, followed by Nezar Abdelnebi in second place. Meanwhile, Khalid Hussain, from Alrazi School came in third place.
 
In the High School category (15-17), the first three winners were from Al Shorouq private school.  Zainab Abdul Ghahar came in first place, followed by Sedra Aljesri in second place, followed by Masa Alkhatib in third place.
 
Customary to previous years, HHC's Research and Studies department will publish the stories of the winners in the third edition of the competition in a special book.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3329 times
Posted on : Wednesday, July 14, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Capture the ‘Spirit of Souk' Through a Lens
Next Story : ENEC Recognizes Talented Youth from Emirates Skills National Competition
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
More Than Half of UAE Residents Affected by Heart Disease
Ministry of Health marks World Patient Safety Day 2021
Louis Moinet Moon Race - A Journey through Space
UAE Residents, Visitors and Saudi Citizens Come Together to Celebrate 91st KSA N...
Etihad Stuns Visitors to Mall of the Emirates With 50% Flight Discounts
Gastech 2021 Exhibition and Conference Opens as Global Energy Industry Gathers to Set
SEHA Integrates UAE Pass With Its Mobile App and Patient Portal
Fall in Love with THAT Concept Store's Fall-Winter Collection
Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support Calls for Nominatio...
Jaguar Land Rover to Provide Fleet of All Electric Vehicles for World Leaders at...
Majid Al Futtaim to Hire 3000 Emiratis In response to “NAFIS”
Gulf Youth Sport Expo to Bring Together Leading Industry Experts for Discussions...
Guinness World Records Verifies Oldest Identical Twins Ever
Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone Hops into Global Village
Combat Dull Skin & Glow From Within!
Hyundai Motor Presents Carbon Neutral Commitment at IAA Mobility 2021
Guinness World Records 2022 Discover Your World
World's First 3D and Eco-Friendly Surface Barrier Launches in the Middle East
Hirschi Takes Win and Race Lead in Luxembourg
Abu Dhabi University holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony for 2021 Cohort
Throwback to the 60's with CATRICE
ODORA PERFUMES opens its doors in MIRDIF CITY CENTRE
Joy and Optimism Inspire Titan's Latest Watch Collection for Women
Dubai Municipality Wins 10 Categories of International Stevie Awards
Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 16 September 2021
Banks across Africa Turn to IBM Hybrid Cloud and AI Solutions to Accelerate Digi...
Aster DM Healthcare Set to Serve World Tourists, Global Showcase at the India Pa...
Ajman University and its Faculty Bag Prestigious Global Islamic Finance Awards
Securities and Commodities Authority Signs Agreement With Dubai World Trade Cent...
Flormar is a ‘Beauty for all' Brand, and Here's Why…
First Victory for Italian in the UAE Team Emirates Jersey as Kristoff podiums in...
Sony Middle East & Africa Launches World of Film Campaign
92% of UAE Businesses don't strictly apply Customer Data Protection Policies, De...
DHA Launches Post-COVID-19 Clinics
Skin Regeneration Takes Just Ten Days with FILORGA's New NCEF-SHOT
Toni Bou Wins a 29th Trial World Championship Title in Portugal
Sami Al-jaber Joins Adidas Family as Latest Brand Ambassador
Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle Launches the First Newly Designed LEGO® Certified Sto...
46 UAE Ministries, Media Houses and Influencers Competing for Prestigious Sharja...
Sheraa and Ministry of Culture and Youth Call for High-Impact Startups across ME...
Dubai Science Park's Chilling Campaign Stuck Raises Awareness of Paralysis
Al Masaood Automobiles unveils Nissan's back-to-school offers
Withstanding A Category 4 Hurricane, Trina Solar's 670W Module Shows Its Mettle
Etihad Airways Launches Exponential Abu Dhabi – With Complimentary Expo 2020 Tic...
Expo Centre Sharjah, Tripoli International Fair discuss Boosting Bilateral Coope...
2022 Kia Carnival earns 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Award
Indian Faculty Members from St. George's University Grenada are Recognized for T...
SEHA Marks World Alzheimer's Day
MC20 Wins the “Product Design of the Year” at the European Product Design Award 2021
UAE-Estonian Business Forum discusses expansion of cooperation and establishment...