Tuesday declared a holiday as Qatar prepares to celebrate National Sports Day

By QLNews

Qatar is one of only a few countries in the world which has dedicated a particular day (second Tuesday of each February) to celebrate sports.

People in the country are looking forward to National Sports Day (NSD), which will be celebrated all over the country tomorrow. To ensure maximum participation, the Amiri Diwan has declared Tuesday (February 12) as a national holiday, reported Qatar Tribune.

Different ministries and public institutions in the country have lined up a series of activities to mark the event, which aims to develop a sporting culture at the grass-roots level.

Aspire Zone has already announced a full-day programme for NSD tomorrow.

“Since its launch over a decade ago, Aspire Zone has remained a focus for the country’s NSD activities,” Aspire Zone’s NSD Organising Committee chairman  Abdullah Nasser Al Hajiri was quoted as saying by Gulf Times.

Events at the Aspire Zone will include gymnastics, badminton, basketball, and aerobics that will take place at Aspire Dome from 10.30am to 1pm.

The Multi-Sports Development Team will also organise sporting challenges geared toward families.

The famous Wall Climbing will be back this year.

More than 37 public and private entities from the country are expected to take part in activities at the Aspire Zone.

The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, has chosen Al Markhiya Sports Club for its set of activities. 

The Ministry of Interior will host a variety of activities at the Qatar Sports Club and police warehouses. Similarly, the Ministry of Education will hold events at Tariq Bin Ziyad and Al Yarmook Boys School.

While the Diplomatic Club will be the venue for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ programmes, the Supreme Judicial Council will organise events in Lusail City.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, in cooperation with the General Authority for Aviation, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Qatar Rail, Mwani Qatar and Karwa, will organise activities at the Aspire Park.

Qatar Foundation is planning a raft of events at four locations in the Education City — the Oxygen Park, the Celebration Square, the Green Zone and Students Corner.

Qatar University is also preparing this year to celebrate the National Sports Day in cooperation with Qatar Charity and the Planning and Statistics Authority on its campus.

Besides Katara, Corniche and Aspire Park, sporting events will be held in almost all major public parks, clubs and campuses.

Here is a list com;piled by Qatar Living about activities of the National Sports Day.

By Molten Metal• 4 days 15 hours ago.
Molten Metal

It was designed for that, Brito ..........................

By Britonie• 5 days 13 hours ago.

Full family fun.

By Molten Metal• 5 days 15 hours ago.
Molten Metal

Fully tired , now some rest and lunch ......... yea ......

By Molten Metal• 6 days 17 hours ago.
Molten Metal

Full day engagements at a good colleague's home. Waiting for the tomorrow's sun coming up, won't sleep tonight , so much excitement, oh , yea, really ..............

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