Thousands of people attended various activities organsied by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) at six venues across the country to celebrate Qatar National Day 2017 on Monday.

Nearly 50,000 people attended events held at Asian town. More than 20,000 expatriates from different nationalities attended the cricket championship. Asian Labour City witnessed participation of 20,000, Barwa Al Baraha – 15,000, Wakra Sports Club 15,000, Al Khor Workers Recreation Complex – 20,000 and Rayyan Sports Club - 7,000.

A performance during the occasion

A group of students present a song

The shows and performances of school students and community teams continued till 10pm at Asian Town, Labour City and Barwa Al Baraha in Doha Industrial Area, Wakra Sports Club, Rayyan Sports Club and Barwa Workers’ Recreation Complex in Al Khor as well as an international cricket tournament at the Asian Town cricket stadium.
The Centre for Bikers Batabit under the Ministry of Sports participated with 90 bikes and Mawater Cars with 122 cars at the event.
As many as 6,000 students participated in three venues from 18 schools that included MES Indian School, Pakistan International School, Bhavan's Public School, DPS Modern Indian School, Pak Shama School, Shantiniketan School, Ideal Indian School, Birla Public School, Noble International School, Sri Lankan Stafford School, Bangladesh MHM School and Rajagiri School, Philippines International School Qatar, Philippines School Doha, Doha Modern Indian School, Olive School, Philippine School Doha and Qatar Institute for Speech and Hearing.

A section of the crowd at Asian Town

At Rayyan Sports Club, Philippine School Doha won first place while Philippine International School Doha and Scholars International School won second and third places, respectively.
At Asian Town, Ideal Indian School got first place, Birla Public School came second and Bangladesh MHM School came third.
At Wakra, MES Indian School won first place while Bhavan's Public School and Shantiniketan came second and third places, respectively.
In the march-past competition among community organisations, Cultural Forum came first, Bangladesh community team second and Maharashtra Mandal Qatar third.
At Rayyan Sports Club, Malaysian community team won first place, Indonesian second and Filipino community team came third.
Six community teams - Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, Cultural Forum, Indian Social Forum, Bangladesh Community team, Maharashtra Mandal Qatar, Skills Development Centre and Radio Malayalam - took part in cultural events.
Six venues hosted 10 Indian shows, 20 Nepali, 20 Sri Lankan, 27 Bangladeshi, seven Filipino, six Malaysian and six Indonesian cultural performances. At Rayyan venue, more than 4,000 persons took part in the ‘Run for Qatar’ by Filipino Community.
Various departments including Public Relations Department, Community Policing Department, Establishments and Authorities Security Department, Traffic, Civil Defence, Al Fazaa and Hamad Ambulance, Lekhwiya and Private Engineering Office took part in the events.

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