November 16: International Day for Tolerance 2019
Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2019, (AETOSWire) : Ryan International School, Masdar City held the Ryan UAE Minithon ‘Run for Tolerance’ on Saturday, November 16: International Day for Tolerance.
More than 1000 participants in different categories joined the run beginning from Ryan International School in Masdar City extending within the city of Masdar and ending at My City Centre in Masdar. Coinciding with the International Day of Tolerance, the event supported the National agenda of the Year – Year of Tolerance in association with Masdar City and My City Centre. Runners included a contingent of over 30 schools and over 700 children from across Abu Dhabi. Over 300 people from different corporate firms around Abu Dhabi also took part in the event.
Guests of Honour at the event included representatives of government bodies – Mr. Abdelillah Oudadas, Minister, Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of The Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Sandeep Kaushik, Second Secretary, Press, Information and Culture, Indian Embassy and Mr. Geordeon Rendle, National Director for Youth Unlimited in the UAE at the Ministry of Tolerance. Mr. Rendle and Mr. Kaushik also took part in the race. They were joined by Ms. Aliette Esther, Tourism Attache, Seychelles Tourism Board, Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles, Captain Saeed Qasim Al Rashidi from Bani Yas Police Representative and Captain Omar Al Jabri, Lieutenant Mohamed Najem Al Hosani, Captain Hamad Ali and Captain Mohammad Al Buraiki from Khalifa City Police Representative. Mr. Kamaruddhin, President & Founder, Al Etihad Sports Academy also participated in the event along with hundreds of parents and spectators.
Winners in various categories and from different schools were awarded with Championship Trophies, Medals, Certificates, Gifts and Gift vouchers.
CEO, Ryan Group of Schools, Ryan Pinto said,” We support the vision of the Founding Father of the Nation, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to promote the values of respect and tolerance and to cherish the experience of living in a multicultural society. Ryan Group of Schools has been hosting Ryan Minithon events in India for over 19 years. We organize many of the events through October to commemorate Gandhiji’s birth anniversary as the Father of the Indian nation who is also as a symbol of tolerance. We will host another event in Sharjah on November 23 and look forward to organizing this program on a regular basis in the UAE.”