SHARJAH, H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, underlined the need to harness science and technology in the field of beauty and health while inaugurating the maiden edition of "Azyan" exhibition and conference at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, in Sharjah yesterday.
It was also necessary to ensure that responsible behaviour and sustainable practices were followed to safeguard the health of women, she said. The beauty, fashion and wellness event will run till 21st April, 2019.
"We aspire for women in the UAE society to be an example in all aspects of life, being role models for children at home, for their colleagues at the workplace, and for the younger generation of girls. In Sharjah we endeavour to create awareness among women because their behaviour and attitudes influence not only their family but society as a whole," Sheikha Jawaher said.
She urged the new generation of fashion designers, health and beauty experts to explore opportunities to develop these sectors, ethically and sustainably.
"Emirati women have embraced other cultures without losing their identity. They have taken the best of what has been passed down to them by their culture and adopted new concepts, creating harmony between physical appearance and spiritual essence as the foundation for beauty and elegance," she added.
Sheikha Jawaher also attended the exclusive fashion show presented by "Ounass", the Middle East's first luxury website offering the world's most exclusive brands. It showcased the latest Ramadan and the Spring-Summer 2019 collection, in addition to the luxurious jewellery collection by French luxury jewellery house "Boucheron".
As a humanitarian gesture and part of its social responsibility, Azyan has allocated a portion of its ticket proceeds to Friends of Cancer Patients, FocP.
Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi toured the exhibition's stands where she was briefed on the new innovations being showcased by local and international exhibitors. Sheikha Jawaher AL Qasimi was accompanied by Hanan Al Mahmoud, CEO of JRCC; Sheikha Hind bint Majed Al Qassimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Business Women Council; Sheikha Jawaher Bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN and Sharjah International Children and Youth Film Festival; Khawla Al Serkal is the Director-General of Sharjah Ladies Club,Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director-General of Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, Sheikha Mody Al Shamsi, Director and General Manager of the Family Development Centre, Eman Tareq Al Tayer, Senior Marketing Division Manager of Al Tayer Group; Dr. Muhadditha Yahya Al Hashimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Private Education Authority.
Source: Emirates News Agency