Hundreds of thousands of Indians benefit from UAE’s charitable and humanitarian assistance

KOLKATA: Sheikh Abu Bakr Ahmad, Head of the Sunni Cultural Centre University in India, has hailed the UAE’s continuous support of humanitarian and charitable projects in his country.

He noted that the UAE had contributed the most among all the Arab and Islamic countries, providing aid to hundreds of thousands of Indians across the country.

On the sidelines of the Sunni Markaz 37th Anniversary Conference 2014, Sheikh Abu Bakr Ahmed said charitable Emirati projects had started during the reign of the founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was one of the world’s most influential figures to support peace and stability in the region.

He also pointed out that the Sheikh Zayed Second International Peace Conference, due to be held on Saturday under the slogan “Renaissance of the World Through Peace,” affirms the importance of spreading peace and maintaining security principles. These principles were adopted by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is considered a humanitarian and a global icon of peace.

Sheikh Abu Bakr Ahmad also predicted that more than 1,000 key political, cultural and social figures; intellectuals; academicians; and officials from a number of Arab and Islamic countries will attend the event.