(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) yesterday marked the National Sport Day 2018 in collaboration with Qatar Airways at Al Sadd Sports Club.
In this year's celebrations, the Ministry and QA were joined by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), Mowasalat (Karwa), Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani), Qatar Aeronautical College and Hamad Port.
The event featured an array of recreational and sporting activities for employees and their family members, as well as special events for children.
On this occasion, Minister of Transport and Communications, H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, said: 'Qatar National Sport Day reflects the vision of the wise leadership for building individuals and society. Its key message is that sports should be a part of the culture and life of individuals and society, and one aspect of investing in the human element.
Activities began in the early morning with warmups, walking, jogging and some exercises for women. The program featured several recreational and sportive activities for adults and children, which collectively made today a great day for all participants, who enjoyed their favorite games and participated actively.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: 'We are proud to take part in National Sports Day celebrations and to promote Qatar's 2030 Vision. By hosting a fun and active day for our employees, we are encouraging them and other members of the community to incorporate healthy lifestyles and habits, and helping foster a healthy and energetic way of living in Qatar.
'Conveying pride in Qatar, he added, 'is one of our corporate values, and we show pride toward Qatar by taking part in fulfilling its vision.
The day ended in an excellent environment. Participants hailed it was well organized and rich with activities and events that ignited the spirit of participation and competition.