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Posted On: 6 February 2020 10:02 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Katara to host a variety of National Sport Day activities

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) said it is preparing to receive thousands of visitors to take part in the 9th edition of National Sport Day.

The event will see the participation of 54 public and private entities, including 17 sports federations, 15 ministries and government departments, 15 health institutions, and food companies, according to the organizers.

A press conference featuring HE Katara's General Manager Dr. Khaled bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said that the activities will continue from seven in the morning until five in the evening of February 11, and suit everyone and enhance the interconnection between segments of society, embodying the endeavors of the cultural quarter to establish sport as a platform for life, to inculcate its values and culture in the hearts of all, and to realize awareness of its importance.

Al Sulaiti stressed that Katara, on whose lands the world's cultures meet, attaches great importance to Sports Day because it embodies an opportunity to bring together all segments of society through sports.

Director of Katara's Purchasing Department and chairman of the organizing committee Abdulrahman Al Tamimi confirmed that Katara has prepared a busy program full of all kinds of sport and movement activity, and all segments of society enjoy it and find in it what meets their requirements of its various, multiplicity and diversity especially the class with special needs.

Al Tamimi said there are 54 public and private entities participating, including 15 ministries and official bodies, 17 sports federations, 15 health and food facilities, and 7 private companies, expressing his confidence that the activities of Katara on the Sports Day will attract thousands of citizens and residents are expected to participate in the important annual event to enjoy different types of physical activity in a healthy and entertaining atmosphere.

He explained that the ninth edition of the Sports Day with Katara is characterized by many new events, and offers that are presented for the first time, such as the air show that the Qatar Air Sports Committee offers during the two periods: morning and evening, in addition to the activities that relate to the category of people with special needs provided by the Qatar Down Syndrome Association, besides the performances and marine competitions that will be held on Katara Beach.

Al Tamimi added that the participation of a large number of sports federations will allow Katara fans to play various games and participate in their competitions and educational sessions like boxing, wrestling, tennis, basketball, volleyball, football, sailing, rowing, table tennis, and rugby. In addition to the march provided by the Scout and Guide Association of Qatar.

He pointed out that there are many ministries, official bodies, companies, and institutions that evaluate their activities and offer various sports items that are suitable for all ages, such as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Municipal and Environment, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Kahramaa, and the Hamad Foundation, in addition to the participation of 15 health centers, providing free services for the public, which includes awareness-raising and health consultations and medical checks.

Chairman of the Organizing Committee stated that Katara will provide all safety and security standards for all participants in the sports day, through the presence of specialized medical teams by the Hamad Medical Corporation and the Military Sports Association, to avoid any injuries, stressing that Katara is keen to provide all services to the public by distributing healthy water and providing transportation cars for the public, especially the elderly and people with special needs.

(Source: QNA, image credit: Khadiza Begum/