Students at the HCT-Al Ain Men’s campus (AAM) were given the honor to follow in the footsteps of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May God Protect His Soul) when about 200 students eagerly participated in the campus’s inaugural Year of Zayed celebrations with its “Be a Leader Like Sheikh Zayed” event.
Students from Foundations and other programs held the UAE flag aloft, together with Sheikh Zayed’s portrait and marched around the campus grounds, eventually gathering at the main entrance. There they were greeted by the hoisted UAE flag while the UAE national anthem played. The students fervently recited the UAE Oath of Loyalty in the attendance of campus staff and faculty. A moving poem about the achievements of Sheikh Zayed as Leader and Founder of UAE was recited, to everyone’s pleasure.
Dr. Yahya Al Ansaari, AAM Director, addressed the students. saying: “We are gathered to today to launch the year of Sheikh Zayed as a leader to all of us in every aspect of life. We have to learn many things about this man and his achievement as a role model.”
The up-moving event was concluded with a small celebration before the campus resumed its normal study schedule.