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20November 20

Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Ministry of Interior hosted an interesting set of events and activities at its headquarters to mark Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on November 20 each year. 

The celebrations were attended by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior; Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaiaili, Head of the Institutional Development Council; Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior; Major General Salem Mubarak Al Shamesi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry for Resources and Support Services and Major General Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla, Commander in Chief of Umm Al Qaiwain. 

Also attending were Major General Jassem Muhammad Al Marzouqui, Civil Defense General Commander-in-Chief; Major General Abdul Aziz Maktoum Al Shareefi, Director General of Protective Security in the Ministry of Interior; Brigadier Mohammed Hamid Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Secretary-General of the Office of His Highness the Minister of Interior; Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police and Major Dana Humaid Al Marzouqi, Director General - International Affairs Bureau, along with directors general, heads of departments and several officers, non-commissioned officers, constables, civilians and female staff from the MoI’s various departments. 

the Ministry of Interior is exerting great efforts to enhance child protection, and that its participation today to celebrate this global occasion confirms its interest in all segments of society, especially children who make up a large proportion of our society, where it worked to improve and develop the services provided to this group through qualified and trained cadres. Highly skilled and knowledgeable on how to deal with this core category, based on the UAE Government's keenness to achieve developmental leaps that serve our society, we have made great progress in protecting children's rights and upgrading All services for this segment of our community. 

The events included a number of recreational activities and competitions in which a number of students from Al Marwa School, Al Afaq School, Khalifa Bin Zayed School, a group of students from the Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Care and a number of children of the Ministry's employees participated. 

The events also included a number of lectures in the areas of tolerance, children's rights, culture of respect for the law, digital safety, family care, safety of the paramedic family and the dangers of electronic games for children. Cultural and social competitions for children were also organized, and a free workshop and entertainment workshops for children were distributed. And prizes for the winners. 

On Universal Children’s Day National Ambulance participated at an event organised by the Ministry of Interior for children. As part of the event National Ambulance presented an interactive awareness lecture entitled The Paramedic Family", which highlighted the culture of the ambulance service and when and how to contact it in the case of an emergency. 

A 7-year old girl, Noora Al Hajeri, gave a demonstration on how to apply CPR instructions on someone who suffers a cardiac arrest. The purpose of the demonstration was to highlight the importance of educating our children with first aid knowledge and the skills to be able to deal with emergencies through simple steps that could save lives. 

A specialised workshop built specifically for children was also provided by National Ambulance team to educate children in safety tips and first aid instruction to perform CPR. The staff interacted with the children to spark their interest in the world of the ambulance service and to attract them to this vital profession in the future. 

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