(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA
Doha: Minister of Culture and SportsH E Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali said that the celebration of 2019 National Sport Day coincides with the continuous atmosphere of joy in the Qatari society because of the national football team's victory of the Asian Cup.
The Minister said in a statement yesterday that the sports day reinforces the moral foundation on which sport is based as a message that disseminates love, brotherhood, sportsmanship and mutual respect among all members of society.
The Minister added that sport is part of public life and one of the pillars of social change because it is a constant expression of the society's awareness of its role in the body and mental health.
The Minister also pointed out that the sports day reflects from year to year the commitment of the Qatari people to the gains that have been achieved in the State of Qatar and gave it a privileged position on the map of sports in the world.
The Minister stressed that the interest in community sports reflects the keenness of the wise leadership to transform sports into a social activity that has its distinct place within other social activities, adding that it shows the society's response to take care of human health to be able to work constructively and to preserve the psychological and mental immunity of the current and future generation.
He pointed out that sports day proves the ability of all sports facilities, public parks and other facilities to absorb this community activity in the context of the state's keenness to pay attention to the physical and psychological health of the members of society as well as support the community sports that are not limited to competitive sports.
He added that the sports day promote the dissemination of high morals that assure each individual his role in participating in building the nation and realising Qatar National Vision 2030.