Thousands of expats attend mega Eid events

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Thousands of Asian expats enjoyed mega cultural infotainment events organized by the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs on the first and second days of Eid at Asian Town, Labour City, Barwa Baraha, Al Wakra Sports Club, Al Ahli Sports Club and Barwa Workers Recreation Complex in Al Khor.

Indian, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan artists and popular Asian orchestra teams performed various cultural events in Asian Town, Labour City and Barwa Baraha (playground). Sri Lankan & Bangladeshi Community teams and artists from many Indian associations including BPQ, Bharathi, TPS, Birla Summer Camp, QTS, Sanskriti, Skills Development Center and Indian Cultural Centre along with popular Asian orchestra troupes displayed a number of spectacular shows. Thousands of workers from Asian communities were delighted with an array of colourful programs, songs and awareness thematic shows in different venues.

Different departments under the Ministry of Interior including Al Fazaa, General Directorate of Civil Defence, Community Police Department, Criminal Evidences and Investigation Department, General Directorate of Traffic, Human Rights Department along with international Work Relations Department at the Ministry of Administrative Development and Labour took part with a number of awareness programs that helped to educate the workers about workers’ rights and different safety and security measures. The thematic drama on traffic safety, drugs and illegal work in Qatar presented by Sanskriti artists captivated the audience with valuable information.

Popular artists from Nepal such as Mr. Rajesh Payel Rai, famous comedian Sandip Chhetri, Chanda Aryal, Pramila Shree Khanal and Amrita Limbu and Nepalese community teams and artists showcased various musical and cultural shows including songs, solo dance, duet dance and group dances at Al Ahli Sports Club at Al Ahli Sports Club stadium on first and second days of Eid.

Pakistani famous and popular artists Shahid Ali Khan, Khalid Malek, Khwaja Masoud, Ms. Nadiya Gul, Ms. Deepa Kiran and Ms. Mariya Khan performed various events for two days in Al Wakrah stadium.

Thousands of gifts were distributed to the attendees in all venues.

The community members were much delighted to join the happy moments of Eid and they thanked the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labour for their care and concern over the communities.

Dignitaries from MOI and MOADLSA participated in the events. Brigadier Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah, Director of Public Relations Department visited the venues along with many officers from different departments of MOI.

Khalid Abdullah Sultan Al Ghanem, Director of International Workers’ Relations Department at MOADLSA said that the cooperation between MOI and MOADLSA to organize cultural events for workers was a successful move that reflected the care of both ministries for the wellness of workers.

Colonel Ghanem Saad AL Khiyarain, head of External Branches at Community Policing Department said that such activities, in addition to the entertainment programs provided an important awareness mission to the members of the communities in the aspects of security and safety, as well as the introducing the customs and traditions of the Qatari community.

Different Asian community representatives expressed their happiness for the support of the Ministries for such great events. Janan Bangish (Pakistan), Tennison (Srilanka) and Vishal Mehta, Head of Cultural Activities at ICC emphasized that such events would enhance the bonds of friendship between Asian peoples and Qatari community and thanked the ministries for their great support in promoting the communities in Qatar.