DUBAI, 23rd March, 2023 (WAM) - Every year during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Dubai Police Iftar Cannon is organised to celebrate contributors to the "1 Billion Meals Endowment" campaign. This year, the aim is to launch the largest Ramadan food aid endowment fund within a sustainable framework.
As part of the daily live broadcast on Dubai Media Incorporated channels, the Dubai Police Iftar Cannon segment will announce the name of one of the contributors who donated AED1 million or more. The goal is to encourage more individuals and institutions to join the efforts to provide a food safety net for the world's most underprivileged populations.
This decision to celebrate contributors aligns with the Dubai Police's commitment to supporting humanitarian and charity initiatives in the UAE. They have previously supported the "1 Billion Meals" and "100 Million Meals" campaigns over the past two years.
The association of the Iftar cannon with the Holy month of Ramadan and the gathering of fasting Muslims around meals in solidarity makes it particularly significant. It serves as an inspiration for individuals, businesses, and influential philanthropists to contribute and make a difference.
Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said, "The '1 Billion Meals Endowment' campaign is the latest addition to humanitarian and social initiatives launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, all of which demonstrate the solidarity of the UAE community and its established culture of giving. This year's campaign will be an exceptional success, and a proof that charity efforts in the UAE know no boundaries."
"In line with our role in community and unwavering support for humanitarian initiatives, Dubai Police is honoured to support the noble cause and message represented by '1 Billion Meals Endowment' campaign, and the campaigns preceding it, which further enhance the UAE's leading position in humanitarian and aid efforts," he added.