July 23, 2011 By

Dubai Ruler’s Vision Now in Malayalam

myvision_1The Malayalam Translation of My Vision : Challenges in the Race for Excellence, written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and translated by KC Saleem, editor of Interactivewill be launched in Dubai Trade Centre on Friday. The book will be handed over to famous Malayalam litterateur MT Vasudevan Nair by Sheikh Majid bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Culture and Art Authority. The Malayalam edition of Sheikh Mohammed’s book will also be handed over to 14 Keralite celebrities including film actors Mohanlal and Mammotty, singers K J Yesudas and K S Chithra, who are to be honoured at the function. The function is organized by the Malayalam newspaper “Gulf Madhyamam” which is published from several places in the Gulf. It is part of “Ente Swantham Malayalam,” a year-long programme organized by the newspaper to celebrate the granting of the status of ‘classical language’ to Malayalam by the Indian government. The 14 prominent Keralites who will receive the signed copies of the book from Sheikh Majid include poetess Sugatha Kumari, film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Oscar winner Rasool Pookkutty, space scientist Dr G Madhavan Nair, oncologist Dr.Gangadharan, Kathakali maestro Kalamandalam Gopi, architect G Shankar, magician G Muthukad and mappilapattu singer V M Kutty.

The Arabic original of the book titled Rua’yatee was published in May this year. The Malayalam edition of the book is titled Ente Darshanam : Mikavinayulla Malsarathile Velluvilikal. Sheikh Mohammed’s book, which addresses the people of UAE and the outside world, deals with the development model followed by the UAE and its challenges in the race for excellence in various fields. In the book, Sheikh Mohammed offers a detailed account of the transition of Dubai and UAE into international hubs for commerce and finance.  Projecting Dubai as an example of extraordinary development based on excellent leadership, management, teamwork and timely decision-making, Sheikh Mohammed discusses the current state of the Arab world, which he describes as suffering from “a crisis of leadership and management”. The book is available in Arabic, English, and Chinese and now in Malayalam. A Brail copy has been released recently.

Prominent Indian businessmen will be attending the function in the Zabeel Hall of Dubai World Trade Centre on Friday evening which will be compered by Malayalam film director Siddique.

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