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Rosmah shares views on the gifted, talented in Dubai conference
DUBAI -- Nurturing and educating the gifted and talented may well lead to the betterment of humanity, said the wife of Malaysian prime minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Delivering her opening remarks at the '12th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness' here Saturday, she noted that the world of the 21st century was saddled with issues such as climate change, war on terror, social problems, food security, poverty and gender inequality.
"Our challenge and responsibility is to provide all facilities and infrastructure to ensure that the gifted and talented among us achieve a higher purpose in life.
"...We live in times when having the right kinds of talents in our institutions has become important towards resolving 21st century problems," Rosmah said at the opening session of the conference which draws over 2,000 participants from around the world.
The five-day event at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre being hosted by the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance, was opened by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is Deputy Ruler of Dubai and United Arab Emirates' Finance Minister. -- Bernama