Qatar marks the National Sport Day for the ninth consecutive year Tuesday, where all segments of Qatari society gather to practise different types of sports.
Marking Qatar Sport Day comes in implementation of Amiri Decision No 80 for 2011, stipulating that the second Tuesday of February every year be a national sport day.
The committee of the National Sport Day held on Sunday a press conference at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, during which it has announced the completion of all the preparations for the day in all parts of the state, and revealed the events and venues of the National Sport Day 2020.
Head of the National Sports Day Committee Abdulrahman Muslim al-Dosari, said during the conference that the Ministry was keen on diversifying the venues all over the country to guarantee the highest rate of participation of all age and society segments.
he pointed that the National Sports Day comes within strategy of realising Qatar National Vision 2030, which focuses on developing people through practicing sports.
Al-Dosari said that National Sports Day is a unique initiative, that come to consolidate the concept of the importance of sport in the lives of members of societies, adding that the Sports Day reflects the keen interest of wise leadership in humans.
He added that awareness of the importance of playing sports in the Qatari society, whether from Qataris or residents, has been increasing year after year, stressing the importance of utilising the giant sporting facilities in the country.
Al-Dosari said that the celebrations this year will be distributed to nine different regions that include all parts of the state, where the activities of the "East" will witness a celebration of 55 parties being ministries, governmental institutions, sports clubs, academies, schools, and more, while the "West" activities feature of about 25 bodies; the North will see the celebration of about 12 bodies, and the South will see events of about 13 bodies.
He stressed that the Ministry of Culture and Sports has allocated 12 venues for women's activities in the Lusail Circuit Club, the Women's Sports Committee and some parks, sports halls and schools.