More than 1,500 people from all walks of life took part in the seventh annual Al Dana Green Run on Saturday.
Men, women and children came together to run 3km raise awareness about wildlife preservation and environmental protection. This year the race started at 3.30pm and covered an entire lap around the Al Saad Sports Club complex.
R Seetharaman, Doha Bank CEO said: “This is the seventh consecutive year of the run. We at Doha Bank have a continuing campaign to raise awareness among people and encourage them to think green. We live in an increasingly fragile ecosystem and we need to act now and one of the major steps towards that is realising that we human beings are the ones to protect and preserve the world we live in.”
Seetharaman also expressed his appreciation to the staff of the Traffic & Patrols Department at the Ministry of Interior, the Athletic Federation and Al Saad Sports Club who supported the event.
There were five categories in the race for men and women above and below 18 years as well as for people with special needs. Participants were entertained with competitions for adults and children before the start of the run. Many prizes were awarded, and adding to the enjoyment was live entertainment provided by a DJ.
Participants at the starting point of a 3-km run around Al Saad Sport Club
Doha Bank also held Al Dana Mega Draw for the year 2011, with QR2,022,000 going to A A Hamad Abdulla Atiye.
On the occasion, Doha Bank also announced the winner of the 10.11kilo of gold - I M Sayed Abdelaal. After claiming the prize, he said: “I am Al Dana customer for the last seven years. I really can’t believe it; I can’t believe I am the winner.”
Concluding the ceremony, a Doha Bank official said: “This year is your year, and we are delighted to give you super cash prizes of more than QR12,000,000 which will give you a new life.”
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