Mohammed bin Rashid congratulates Sheikha Fatima on IOC President’s Award

Mohammed bin Rashid congratulates Sheikha Fatima on IOC President’s Award
2012-12-06 00:08:39

Dubai, 5 Dec. 2012 (WAM) – Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum congratulated ‘Mother of the Emirates’ H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC), on receiving the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President’s Award for outstanding merit in the development of sport.

Announcing the award winner, IOC President Dr Jacques Rogge noted Sheikha Fatima’s dedication to the advancement of women in sport.

Sheikh Mohammed considered this honouring a true international recognition of Sheikha Fatima’s efforts for the advancement of women in various fields from her post as head of the GWU FDF and SCMC.

Sheikh Mohammed called on Emirati women to learn from the dedication of ‘Mother of the Emirates’ and her unrelenting efforts to serve women; the essential building block of societies.

The award is scheduled to to be delivered in Abu Dhabi next Wednesday.

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