founding father

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The Year of Zayed follows in the footsteps of the UAE's founding father, whose noble deeds for supporting the needy all over the world are well known.
HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the founding father of the UAE, and one of the most prolific Arab leaders of his generation.
Dear children, As the nation is preparing to celebrate the ''Year of Zayed'' in 2018 to mark 100 years since the birth of the founding father, we invite all government entities and community forces to launch initiatives that deepen the noble values that Sheikh Zayed instilled in us so as to further encourage our people to build and to give and to enhance their resilience to confront challenges.
The young generation had always been the center of expectation for Quaid-e-Azam, the Prime Minister said, adding that he hoped the youth of the country to equip themselves with better education and devote their energies for realization of the dream of their founding father.
Sir Bob championed the cause of Charles William Alcock, who was born in Sunderland and is considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern-day football.
Morgan and Wood joined the historian Joseph Ellis in writing erudite versions of what has been called "Founders Chic" over the last decade or so, an approach that generally seeks to humanize various of the Founding Fathers, and to apologize for their moral flaws by attributing them to a broader cultural context.
His richly theoretical examination of the "American Republic" reached a staggering conclusion: that Catholics could appreciate the logic of the American political order better even than the revered founding fathers, who had "built better than they knew.
Consequently, during much of the revolution, Jefferson and other founding fathers were busy trying to stifle the liberation of slaves and protect the rights of their masters.
In defining Du Bois' s project as an attempt to ascend to "the position of founding father," Sundquist places Du Bois within a framework reminiscent of and parallel to the American nationalist mythos, especially in light of the fact that the documents created by the actual Founding Fathers of the American Republic were some of the earliest harbingers of the discourse of the nation-state.
No founding father vision, no hands-on, no empowerment down the ranks to help reinvent the business.
The airline also announced on Tuesday that to celebrate the "Year of Zayed," it will be featuring the achievements of the UAE's founding father in the pages of its official inflight magazine, Open Skies each month.
My son asked me mom can any nation mete out such treatment to its founding father, said Shagufta a lady teacher.