Doha, February 14 (QNA) – Qatar News Agency (QNA) participated in the activities of the 12th edition of National Sports Day, which is being held this year under the slogan “The Choice Is Yours”. At the Qatar Sports Club, many events were held amidst a large attendance and active participation of its employees and their families, believing in the importance of sport and making it a way of life practiced throughout the year.

The sporting events and activities were attended by QNA’s directors of departments, heads of sections and employees, who were keen to participate in this distinguished national day.

The participants enjoyed the activities, especially since they were diverse to suit all ages, and the attendees described the Sports Day as the beginning of the continuation of activity and exercise as they are a key pillar of a healthy society.

On this occasion, HE Director-General of QNA Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi commended the activities of the 12th edition of Sports Day, which comes in response to Amiri decision No. 80 of 2011, stipulating that second Tuesday of February each year is the National Sports Day, which is something unique to the State of Qatar and aims to encourage sport exercise and urge generations to take sports as a way of life to enhance the physical and health capabilities of all members of society through sports programs and various events, in compliance with the State of Qatar Vision 2030.

His Excellency added that the country’s infrastructure and the facilities of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 made Qatar an open arena for practicing sports of all kinds, and gave the community the option to practice their beloved sports to enhance self-confidence and improve the physical and mental capabilities of all individuals.

He noted that the 12th edition of the country’s Sports Day, under the slogan “The Choice Is Yours,” empowers the concepts of sports culture that the Qatari society has acquired over the past years and was conveyed to the peoples of the world through Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 last November and December. He stressed that the culture of sports has become the features of society and the lifestyle of its members in various groups, after the country raised the number of activities to more than 130 to meet the desires of individuals in practicing sports that suit their abilities, age, and their need for the physical and health aspects, including the various options for practicing sports.

His Excellency also noted the high value of sport in human life in the State of Qatar and its support for the safety of bodies and minds, promoting the value of intellectual giving among all individuals in society.

HE Director-General of QNA Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi pointed to families’ great keenness on practicing sports regularly throughout the year, pointing out that the state allocates large spaces for women to continue practicing their favorite sports, enhancing the value of sports in their lives to keep pace with the importance of a sporty lifestyle emanating from concern for health and disease prevention, which reflects the uniqueness of the State of Qatar in its initiatives to engage women who form the building block of society.

The Sports Day presents a unique opportunity to motivate and raise awareness about the positive impact of sport on the health of individuals, and serves as an important day to highlight the importance of regular exercise and the consolidation and promotion of the culture of physical sport in the State of Qatar.



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