Mohammed bin Rashid issues decree setting up Dubai Appreciation Award for Community Service

WAM DUBAI, May 21st, 2013 (WAM)– His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, in his capacity as the Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, has issued a decree establishing the “Dubai Appreciation Award for Community Service”.

Sheikh Mohammed also issued another resolution to form the Board of Trustees of the Award, chaired by Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police.

In accordance with resolution No. 06 for the year 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Award includes: Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Chairman, with Ahmed Mohammed bin Humaidan, Mohammed Saeed Al Marri, Ahmed Hamdan bin Dalmouk and Dr. Mansour bin Obaid al-Sheikh as members, as well as one representative each from the following entities: the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority, the Community Development Authority and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

The decree has specified functions and terms of reference for the Board of Trustees of the Award, including the endorsement of its public policy and annual plans in the light of its specific goals and standards for selecting winners, in addition to the formation of judges committees and specialised teams in accordance with the requirements of the award.

The decree and resolution are effective from the date of issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

The “Dubai Appreciation Award for Community Service” aims to honour those who demonstrate commitment to social responsibility, whether individuals, private companies or institutions that provide a valuable service to the community through initiatives and actions in the areas of social welfare, health, education and other fields that serve the community in the Emirate of Dubai ,without regard to material profit or personal gain.

Under decree No. 06 for the year 2013, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, issued Executive Council resolution No. 08 for the year 2013, appointing Major General Mohammed Saeed Al Marri, Deputy Director of the General Department of Community Service at the General Headquarters of Dubai Police as Secretary-General for the “Dubai Appreciation Award for Community Service”, in addition to his original functions at Dubai Police.

The decision is effective from the date of issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

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