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AUS participates in UAE Flag Day
American University of Sharjah (AUS) participated in the country-wide celebration of the UAE Flag Day. Led by AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve, accompanied by senior university officials as well as crowd of students, the AUS Flag Day Ceremony was held at noon today at the AUS main entrance. The event was hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and the Emirati Cultural Club.
"We are proud and honored to celebrate this auspicious occasion. We pay tribute to the UAE flag as it symbolizes our unity and loyalty to our great leaders and for the love of our country. I thank the AUS Emirati Cultural Club that represents the youth and the next generation of this country for their initiative in commemorating this event on campus. I congratulate our great leaders and the people of UAE and wish them all a Happy UAE Flag Day," said Dr. Al Shehhi.
"It is an important day for UAE because we are representing the national spirit. AUS is a well-known university and I am really happy that we are playing our role in promoting our culture and national traditions," added Saud Al Qassimi, President of the AUS Student Council.
According to Mohammad Al Ketbi, President of the Emirati Cultural Club at AUS, "UAE Flag Day commemorates our loyalty to the country and I am happy to be a part of the vision of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. This ceremony represents our appreciation of the country and I am delighted to participate in this gathering."
The UAE Flag Day, celebrated by public and private institutions across the country wherein the UAE flag is raised simultaneously at noon, provides Emiratis the opportunity to show their devotion and love towards their country and their culture.