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Posted On: 24 November 2019 10:04 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

The motto of Qatar National Day 2019 announced

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The National Day Celebrations Organizing Committee announced the motto of Qatar National Day 2019 "Ten years embraced glory and arts Obtained all excellence and manliness" a verse from a poem by the Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, and the accompanying slogan "The path of excellence is difficult".

The State of Qatar celebrates 'Qatar National Day' on December 18 each year.

In a statement today Organizing Committee said that the Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, in this stanza, laments his martyr son, Sheikh Joaan, and gives a glimpse into the truth of a generation of young people who grew up on ethics and knowledge and was brought up to search and acquire knowledge even if the price of that sacrifice was too expensive.

On the reasons of selecting this motto for Qatar National Day 2019, the organizing committee said: "And, because the challenges are always there, Qataris have always been prepared for the challenges of life, from natural disasters or the economic challenges such as the Pearl Depression, as well as the military and security challenges from the Mesaimeer in 1851 until the siege of Qatar in 2017."

All the challenges have been linked to a common factor across successive generations and it is the readiness of Qataris, especially young people, to confront these challenges with two weapons: morality and science, above all else, the committee added.

The committee also highlighted an example and a historic testimony to these challenges, where on 17th of Ramadan 1888, Sheikh Joaan completed the Fajr prayer with a few people knights, proceeding in the aftermath of the invaders who had withdrawn to the Rawdat Al Khayl, where the Qatari clashed with them and their number was double. Sheikh Joaan martyred that morning after he swore that he would not go back until defeating the invaders and a number of the finest youth of the homeland were also martyred and a number of them got injured.

"This was an important event in establishing our beloved State," said the statement.

In the verse, the Founder Sheikh Jassim laments his son, Sheikh Joaan, listing his virtues. He was a young man of age; a student of science and a strong knight and these are the values for which he had been raised in from the Qatari environment.

The second part of the motto "The path of excellence is difficult" is inspired by a poem by the Founder, describing Sheikh Ali bin Jassim (Joaan), and by that he is giving a clear picture of a whole generation of Qatari youth in the founding period. The slogan reflects the belief of successive generations of Qatari youth that the path of excellence is difficult.

(Source: QNA)