The Ministry of Transport (MoT) and transportation sector entities Tuesday marked Qatar National Sport Day 2024 with many events for employees and their family members.
Themed, 'Sport Is Sustainability', the celebration was organised at Expo 2023 Doha at Al-Bidda Park in conjunction with the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), Qatar Aeronautical Academy (QAA), Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar), Qatar Navigation (Milaha), QTerminals, Qatar Rail, Mowasalat (Karwa) and the Hamad Port Project Steering Committee.
The programme, according to a statement from MoT, featured multiple kids’ and adult activities such as walking, fitness exercises and recreational competitions for all ages.
“The National Sport Day reflects our leadership’s vision for the importance of sport for building humans and a healthy, productive society that is capable of effectively contributing to the country’s development and progress, in line with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030” said HE the Minister of Transport Jassim Saif Ahmed al-Sulaiti.
The events saw a large participation from senior officials and employees from the transportation industry and their family members.
QAA director general HE Sheikh Jabor bin Hamad al-Thani said Qatar is proud to celebrate the National Sport Day, which encourages sports in all forms for all nationals and residents.
Mohamed Faleh al-Hajri, in charge of managing the QCAA, said celebrating the National Sport Day every year is an affirmation of Qatar’s support for sports and encouragement to all segments of society to practice it.
Mwani Qatar’s CEO Capt. Abdulla Mohamed al-Khanji said the National Sport Day highlights the profound impact of sport on the society, health and its role in instilling the values of teamwork and dedication.
Engineer Nabil Mohamed al-Khaldi, Hamad Port Project executive director, emphasised that sport is a lifestyle to establish a healthy society.
Khalifa Hassan al-Jehani, chief of corporate support of Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), said the National Sport Day holds significant importance for Qatar Rail by underscoring its belief in the significance of sports and physical activity and their positive impact on raising awareness and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Milaha's corporate communications department said Milaha and other affiliated companies organise participate regularly in the events of the National Sport Day.
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