Saturday, July 13, 2013

The wild and the beautiful - Photo Essay - Emirates Park Zoo, Abu Dhabi

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Noble path - Short Take - Gulf Today Dt 13 July 2013

Noble path

The Holy Month of Ramadan is here now.

Incidentally, this year it has the longest duration of daytime added to it. I congratulate all those who observe the rituals of this divine month. 

Along with some friends, I am doing my bit to help those who are in need during this month.

We have convinced those who conduct Iftar parties in our circle to reduce the quantity of food display and utilise the spare amount generated to provide Iftar to those in need.  If about 100 members from our company participate in an official Iftar, we cut costs and make sure to feed 100 poor people for an Iftar.

Those at the top and friends have appreciated the idea and we are proceeding with it. 

The feeling within is immense happiness brightened by the glowing face of those who receive it. 

The joy of sharing has to be experienced at least during the Holy Month.

Ramesh Menon

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Register for the e-gate service - Letters to the editor - The National Dt 03 July 2013

Register for the e-gate service

The Ministry of Interior's registration drive at two Abu Dhabi malls for the airport e-gate service was a great success.

The ministry called on Emiratis, as well as UAE residents and GCC nationals, to register for the service that will enable them to pass through immigration at UAE airports in as little as 20 seconds.

The campaign kicked off at Marina Mall on June 9 and ran until June 13. From there it moved to Abu Dhabi Mall, where it ran from June 23 to 27.

At both locations, the initiative received an overwhelming response. The registration process was simple and quick.

I urge those who haven't yet registered to take advantage of the next round of campaigns.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

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