MoTC, Qatar Airways Celebrate National Sport Day 2018
Doha – Qatar
The Ministry of Transport and Communications today marked the National Sport Day 2018, which is celebrated annually across Qatar on the second Tuesday of February, in collaboration with Qatar Airways at Al Sadd Sports Club.
In this year’s celebrations, the Ministry and QA were joined by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), Mowasalat (Karwa), Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani), Qatar Aeronautical College and Hamad Port.
The program of the event featured an array of recreational and sporting activities for employees and their family members, as well as special events for children.
On this occasion, HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti said; “Qatar National Sport Day reflects the vision of the wise leadership for building individuals and society. Its key message is that sports should be a part of the culture and life of individuals and society, and one aspect of investing in the human element."
He said the Ministry was always eager to participate in the NSD along with all entities in the transportation and ICT sectors to raise awareness of the importance of sport and its great impact on the rise and progress of communities, as well as encouraging people to keep fit and follow a healthy lifestyle.
The Ministry’s participation in NSD, he noted, translates a vision of partnership with various entities across the country to promote sport to build up healthy individuals capable of contributing to the development and progress and the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Activities began in the early morning with warmups, walking, jogging and some exercises for women. The program featured several recreational and sportive activities for adults and children, which collectively made today a great day for all participants, who enjoyed their favorite games and participated actively.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are proud to take part in National Sports Day celebrations and to promote Qatar’s 2030 Vision. By hosting a fun and active day for our employees, we are encouraging them and other members of the community to incorporate healthy lifestyles and habits, and helping foster a healthy and energetic way of living in Qatar.”
Conveying pride in Qatar,” he added, “is one of our corporate values, and we show pride toward Qatar by taking part in fulfilling its vision.”
The event saw wide participation from many staff members and their families from transportation and telecommunication sectors, led by senior officials. This helped all to get together, communicate more, cement friendship and colleagueship bonds, in addition to practicing some sport.
The event program featured several physical games like the tug-of-war, mind games, as well as challenges and competitions designed for families.
The day ended in an excellent environment. Participants hailed it was well organized and rich with activities and events that ignited the spirit of participation and competition.