5th edition of Abu Dhabi science festival starts

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5th edition of Abu Dhabi science festival starts

5th edition of Abu Dhabi science festival starts

(Abu Dhabi) – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the 2015 Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) was officially launched by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.
He was accompanied by Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, Dr. Amal Al-Qubaisi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council and Dr. Mugheer khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Health Authority, Ahmed Saeed Al Calily, Director General of Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, Rt. Hon. Donald Wilson, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Rashid Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General of Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center.
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Nahyan said, “We thank His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his continuous support of the education sector and his commitment to ensuring that UAE youth are equipped with the necessary skills to become leaders of the future.”
“We all have a role to play in encouraging our youth to innovate. As announced by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, this is the year of innovation and we need to focus on research and innovation across all industries in the country to achieve our goals. These goals continue the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who built the UAE on a solid base of development, setting a precedent for future progress.”

He added, “We thank the Abu Dhabi Education Council and the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee for organizing this festival that will help us create an innovative generation of the future. We also thank the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) for their cooperation and expertise, which have proved invaluable in helping us to deliver the festival to the very highest international standards.”
(Courtesy WAM)