13 Feb 2018 - 10:04
Qatar Sport Day celebrations kick off
Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani participated along with citizens and residents in the activities of Qatar Sport Day on Tuesday morning. The Emir participated in the National Sport Day by cycling on the towers area and Doha Corniche to encourage people to keep practicing different kinds of sports activities for good health and fitness.
The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani takes part in National Sport Day activities. Emir cycled on Corniche road to mark the #NSD2018#Qatar #NSD18 #Sports #اليومالرياضيللدولهhttps://t.co/7vxGPnJJi4 pic.twitter.com/I4W21MLGux— The Peninsula (@PeninsulaQatar) February 13, 2018
The Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser took part in Qatar National Sport Day activities at Oxygen Park.
Activities to mark Qatar's National Sport Day in its seventh edition kicked off on Tuesday morning in response to the Emiri decree No. 80 of 2011 which stated that Tuesday in the second week of February each year will be marked as National Sport Day in the country.
It is an unprecedented and unique initiative that aims to raise awareness of the importance of sport and its role in the life of communities.
The Sport Day activities included various sports, such as such as cycling, swimming, football, basketball, tennis, taekwondo, self-defense, beach volleyball, water sports competitions and indoor activities in clubs and sports federations.
People taking part in various fun activities at MIA Park. Photo: Anisha Bijukumar
Aspire Zone and Katara Cultural Village are among the venues hosting the National Sport Day activities that are attended by the country's ministries, sports federations, institutions and companies. Events are also held in the Corniche.
This year, the Ministry of Culture and Sports has called on to follow the standards and conditions mentioned in the Emiri decision on the country's sport day in order to ensure the achievement of the desired goals, in particular to raise awareness of the importance of sport for different age groups.
During the Sport Day, all the State's institutions participate in this sport event and the country is transformed into a large green playground where tens of thousands of citizens and residents from all segments of the society participate in many types of sports.
The State of Qatar is a pioneer in organizing a sport day at the regional and international levels, as some countries began in organizing a sport day like Qatar because of its importance to the individual and society.