Sharjah International Marine Sports Club participates in the celebration of the International Day for Older Persons as part of its community participation in all community activities and initiatives that the club is keen to exist and participate in, and in this context the club organized a visit to the Fishermen’s Association in Dibba Al Hisn in the presence of Abdullah Al-Salami, member of the club’s board of directors and head of the Fishing and Heritage Marine Sports Committee and a number of club officials.
During the visit, a number of veteran fishermen talked about their old stories and memories in the field of fishing, their constant love for the sea and its waves that still exist today, and their eagerness to help the younger generations learn to fish and love surfing. The fishermen also talked about the difficulties that the previous generation faced during their maritime march, and about the difference in fishing methods between the past and the present.
The veteran fishermen also praised all the efforts made by the Board of Directors of the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club headed by Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, through the important role played by the fishing and marine heritage sports committee of the club.
For his part, Al Midfa stressed the importance of the club’s participation in this global celebration through which the role of parents and grandparents in the development of societies throughout history is appreciated. He considered the club’s keenness to exist with veteran fishermen in the celebration of the International Day for Older Persons a duty and appreciation for them, their role and their status.
The Chairman indicated that the club is keen to have a prominent community role in all global and local community initiatives and events.
As for Hayat Mal Allah Matar, member of the club’s board of directors and chairperson of the Cultural Activities and Community Sports Committee, she considered the club’s participation in this celebration as a national duty due to the important role that parents and grandparents play in marine life throughout the history of this country, whose heroes and soldiers were the old generation of fishermen from the UAE. .
It is worth noting that the club’s communication and digital media committee prepared a documentary film about the club’s visit to the Fishermen’s Association in Dibba Al-Hisn and the celebration of the occasion, through which the positive aspects of celebrating the International Day for Older Persons were highlighted, and the supportive role of the Sharjah Marine Club and its permanent interaction with society were highlighted.