Sheikh Nahyan was addressing the event held by the Indian Islamic Centre in cooperation with the Indian Embassy and Indian Media Corporation in Abu Dhabi on “World Day Without Violence. The occasion was attended by Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly G. Karthikeyan, Indian Ambassador to UAE M. K. Lokesh. Indian businessman Yusuf Ali and representatives of Indian community in the UAE.
The UAE minister noted that all feel secure in the UAE at a time violence prevails in many parts of the world. “There is no violence here because we have understood our exceptional situation”, he said citing mutual efforts among the communities to ensure truthfulness, humbleness and tolerance.
Sheikh Nahyan underlined that the founding father of the UAE Union, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, had outlined that a ruler should exercise tolerance, love and dialogue with people, not confrontation, war and destruction.
He said President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, follows the legacy of Sheikh Zayed to preserve the authentic values of the community through cherishing peaceful approach to build community free from violence. He noted that the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Members of Supreme Council, Their Highnesses Rulers of Emirates and, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, follow suit.
Sheikh Nahyan hailed Mahtma Ghandi who had outlined the nonviolence concepts.