Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF), on Thursday participated in the Flag Relay at Education City, which was attended by HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of QF, and HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).
The sport-themed event saw the Qatari flag carried across the nation by athletes, students and members of the public, with Education City forming part of the relay route. The stage of the Flag Relay that unfolded at QF concluded with Her Highness Sheikha Moza receiving the Qatari flag at Education City’s Oxygen Park.
Qatar Foundation’s involvement in the Flag Relay – which covered a distance of about 380km and, in addition to marking Qatar National Day, also served as a celebration of Qatar’s sporting achievements – reflected its continued contribution to nurturing a strong, healthy, active and engaged society in Qatar through its community development initiatives and programmes, QF said in a statement.
After arriving at Education City, the flag was received by a student from Qatar Academy Doha, part of QF’s Pre-University Education. The flag then travelled by hand and on horseback to the QF headquarters (QF HQ), where it was received by Machaille al-Naimi, president of Community Development at QF. Having been carried through the QF HQ by al-Naimi, the flag was taken forward by Education City students who jogged through QF partner university Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar (WCM-Q).
Outside WCM-Q, the emblem of Qatar was received by HE Sheikha Hind, who carried the flag to Qatar National Library. It was then passed to national cycling team member Abdallah al-Juaidi, who, together with a group of cyclists, rode the flag to the entrance of Oxygen Park.
Participants in the Education City stage of the Flag Relay contributed to national efforts to strengthen the pride, unity and solidarity of Qatar’s community.Last updated: December 13 2018 11:40 PM
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