In a speech to Dira’a Al Watan, The Nation Shield magazine, on the occasion of 45th National Day, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates and the people of the UAE.
Sheikh Sultan added, "I want every Emirati citizen to keep this date in his heart and mind, so that what we started hand in hand with the previous generations will be a role model for each coming generation: it is altruism, it is patriotism, it is fidelity to the homeland, it is the responsibility and conscious vision of the future."
The Ruler of Sharjah went on to say, "Variables and developments of life require everyone to act responsibly towards himself and his country, and to expedite working on developing his skills and abilities, respecting the others' abilities to be able to learn and benefit from them and boost our abilities to face the challenges of life. Let us keep the bright spotlight of our consciences shining towards our homeland, never to fade.”
"Let us consider what is going in the world. What we live today, all around us, is a lesson from life and history that we cannot afford to miss. Illustrating that awareness and your authentic love for your homeland is what will guide you at every step towards a better future for yourself, your family, and your beloved homeland, that offered you all the love, generosity and devotion," Sheikh Sultan added.
The Sharjah Ruler concluded by saying, "God bless our people and our country and may its gleams of sunshine be bright and as long as life itself."