SHARJAH, Sharjah Charity International (SCI), on Thursday, celebrated Flag Day which falls on November 03 to commemorate the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the UAE.

The UAE flag was raised over the Charity's headquarters in the presence of Abdullah Mubarak Al Dukhan, Secretary-General of the Charity, Abdullah Sultan bin Khadim, Executive Director of SCI and all department heads and staff of the Charity. The occasion, which is held annually, is a national memory living in the minds of both citizens and residents of the UAE. It reminds leaders, government and people of the UAE, of the achievements of His Highness President of the UAE and the efforts he has made to promote the status of the country and to ensure the comfort and well-being of its citizens and residents alike.

Commenting on the occasion, Al Dukhan said, "Flag Day is a source of pride for every citizen and resident living on this beloved land. Flags are raised on this day to reflect the unity and cohesion between the leadership and the people, as well as the prosperity the UAE has reached throughout its history."

Source: Emirates News Agency