Doha, Qatar: HH Chairperson of Qatar Foundation Sheikha Moza bint Nasser attended Qatar Foundation's National Sport Day celebrations on Tuesday.
The activities were also attended by HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al -Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation. In addition, some of Qatar's top sports figures, as well as members of the community, participated in the QF's various activities.
Qatar Foundation designed its event on the occasion of the State's Sports Day for this year, in a way that reaffirms the importance of playing sports and enjoying a healthy and vibrant lifestyle, and dedicating it as one of the most important pillars of community development and the promotion of community participation.
Qatar Foundation designed its event on the occasion of the Sport Day for this year, in a way that reaffirms the importance of playing sports and enjoying a healthy and vibrant lifestyle, and dedicating it as one of the most important pillars of community development and the promotion of community participation.
President of Community Development, Qatar Foundation, Machaille Al Naimi said "At QF, our aim is to effect positive change in society, and we believe this can be done through education, sharing knowledge, and providing inclusive opportunities for everyone. This includes the chance to enjoy sport and physical activity, and to join together as a community in building a healthier, more active nation."
"Our National Sport Day celebrations reflect this commitment. Open to everyone, our activities aim to foster social engagement while showcasing the opportunities within Education City that people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and interests - can enjoy." she added.
"We are delighted to see how the community of Qatar have again got into the National Sport Day spirit at QF, and we hope that what they have experienced and enjoyed today will encourage them to make our activities and programs that foster healthy, active lifestyles a regular part of their lives." Al Naimi said.
The activities which took place at Education City included the QF Race across a 2km obstacle course, full-body workouts with top US gym Dogpound, and yoga sessions with Lululemon.
Some of Qatar's top names in sport also joined QF's celebrations, including high-jumper Mutaz Barshim, who said: "I would like to extend my warmest greetings to Qatar Foundation for organizing these activities today. I am glad to be here at Education City with many athletes, and many members of the community who have come together to participate in these different activities."
Qatari Footballer Abdulkarim Hassan said: "I am pleased to participate in Qatar Foundation's National Sport Day activities, to reaffirm that sport is important throughout the year and not just today. Every year, participation in sports activities is increasing across the community, in all events and activities at a national level, and this reflects the truly positive impact that has been established with the government's support."
Supreme Judicial Council, Qatar Tennis Federation participate in NSD
The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) participated in the National Sport Day by organizing a number of activities in Lusail Marina with the participation of HE SJC Chairman and President of the Court of Cassation Dr Hassan bin Lahdan Al Mohannadi, and a number of courts' presidents, judges, council's employees and their family.
The Council's activities focused on walking as one of the most important sports that help in promoting physical and mental health and granting physical activity, which are the messages that are included in the Sport Day.
HE Dr Al Mohannadi said that Sport Day is a unique initiative that emphasizes the keenness of the Stat and its wise leadership in promoting a healthy lifestyle and spreading it to all members of society.
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) participated in the National Sport Day within many health and sports events in the public park adjacent to the Leabaib Health Center with the participation of the Corporation's leaders, employees, medical and nursing staff and their families.
Executive Director of Corporate Communication at PHCC Huda Mohsen Al Wahedi affirmed that there are be many events this year in Leabaib park, including sport matches and health messages relating to proper nutrition, adding that there will be a health awareness corner with the participation of a cadre of nutritionists to introduce healthy lifestyles, provide medical advice and discuss the importance of healthy nutritional programs and physical activity.
Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation also participated in the country's Sport Day by organizing some sport and leisure activities in many areas, including Katara, Msheireb Downtown, Tariq bin Ziyad School, and the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
The activates at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex include a mini-championship for players under 8, 9 and 10 years, with the participation of players representing the national teams and their parents, in addition to fitness training, games and competitions in tennis, squash and badminton.
These activities are not limited to the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex but also include other sites as the federation established mini tennis courts in Tariq Bin Ziyad School, Katara and Msheireb Downtown, and provided instructors from the federation who are going to teach the basics and techniques of this game.
In a statement on this occasion, President of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation Nasser Al Kholaifi said that Sport Day embodies the great interest that Qatar, under the leadership of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, attaches to sport and its important role in building a healthy and effective society in the development process in the country.