The Qatar National Day Celebrations Organising Committee in association with the Ministry of Interior will conduct a cultural competition and quiz contest for members of the expatriate community and expatriate schools tomorrow to mark Qatar’s National Day. The programme will begin at 4pm at the Hamza bin Abdul Motalib School in Bin Mahmoud.
Teams representing the Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Philippines and Sri Lankan communities and schools will take part in the event.
Expatriate schools including the DPS MIS, MES Indian School, Ideal Indian School, Pakistan Education Centre, Birla Public School, Al-Khor International School, Shantinikethan Indian School, Stafford Sri Lankan School, Bhavans Public School and Bright Future Pakistani School will participate in the cultural contests.
Teams representing expatriate communities will perform shows related to their traditions and heritage, while the school teams will present shows on Qatari themes.
The cultural contest will be supplemented with quiz contests for members of the teams and for the general public and will be controlled by coupons distributed at the venue. Coupons will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
The first, second and third prize winners in the cultural contest from each category (schools and communities) will be given trophies and cash prizes of QR3,000, 2,000 and 1,000, respectively.
The closing ceremony will start at 8pm and will be attended by dignitaries from the Qatari and expatriate communities and officials from the organising committee and the Ministry of Interior.
Meanwhile, a committee at the Qatar Academy has been set up to plan and organise the activities for the National Day celebration at the school today.
“Through the educational and entertaining activities, we aim to promote the spirit of citizenship and extend our students’ knowledge of the rich history and customs of Qatar,” a school official said.
The programme includes performances such as the traditional Ardha Dance, henna night dance, traditional music, Qatari food, traditional costumes, stalls selling traditional items, competitions and distribution of prizes.
QNB, as part of its National Day celebrations, has announced a competition for children today and tomorrow from 4pm to 8pm at the bank’s booth in the Landmark Mall.
The competition includes drawing the logos of QNB and the National Day on ceramic cups. One of these drawings will be selected and the winner will get a valuable award.
15 Dec 2011
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