By virtue of the instructions of HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the General Secretariat of the Award announced opening the candidacy to the Award categories in its seventh session as of June 2014 to 30/Oct/2014 giving chance to all farmers, producers, academics, specialists and lovers of the date Palm tree world wide to submit their applications to compete and win one of the award categories, namely, the category of the distinguished personality, the category of the best developmental project, the category of the best distinguished technology, the category of the distinguished producers, and the category of Research and distinguished studies in the field of palm cultivation and date production.
The above was announced in a press conference held by Dr. A. Zaid, the Secretary General of the Award on Sunday morning 1/6/2014 in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Dr. Helal H. Saad Al Kaabi, member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Administrative & Financial Department of the Award.
The Secretary General stated that the curved graph of the Award is growing increasingly at all levels, where the great opening to the local community gives the best results in increasing the number of the national candidates for all categories. The number of nationals reached 65 during the last six years as a result of the instructions of HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of KIDPA. Therefore, the Award general Secretariat decided to go on in its national campaign and open to the local community to widen the scope of participation of a greater number of the farmer brothers from all the targeted classes whether they are farmers, producers, manufacturers, researchers or Academics and to encourage and qualify them to competition of the Award categories.
He also insisted on the care HH Sheikh Nahayan devoted to enhance the regional and international presence of the Award and to build on the successes achieved in the few past years for the welfare and appreciation of farmers, producers and researchers at world level in translation of the wise instructions of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, sponsor of the Award, and the support of the First Lit. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown-Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, and the care of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, to enhance the position of the Award among other awards at the world level.
In his turn, Dr. Helal Saeed Saad Al Kabbi, Head of the Administrative & Financial Department of the Award mentioned that the number of candidates for all categories reached 675 participants representing 38 countries all over the world. (20 Arab countries, and 18 foreign countries ). He referred to the growing increase in the number of candidates for all categories which proved the credibility and the trust which the Award has achieved during a short period of time thanks to the instructions of HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
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