His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday attended the graduation ceremony of the second batch of the Ministry of Interior's Police College at its headquarters in Al Sailiya.
The ceremony marked the graduation of 110 officers, including 89 Qataris representing various military entities, 10 from Jordan, seven from Palestine and four from Yemen.
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE the Adviser to the Amir for Defence Affairs Maj Gen Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah and dignitaries from Qatar and other countries were present.
The visiting dignitaries included Jordan's Interior Minister Salameh Hammad, Moldova's Minister of Interior Pavel Voicu, Kyrgyzstan's Minister of Internal Affairs Colonel Kashkar Junushaliev and Turkish Deputy Minister of Interior Tayyip Sabri Erdil.
Senior officials of the MoI, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Amiri Guard, State Security Bureau and the Internal Security Force along with representatives from various institutions and countries were also present.
The Police Training Institute premises, where the ceremony was held, saw hundreds of people thronging to witness the momentous event. Elaborate arrangements were made to receive the guests, who included parents and relatives of the graduates.
A joyous mood prevailed and the enthusiastic spectators cheered when His Highness the Amir arrived at the ground by 9am.
Police College Director General Brigadier Dr Mohamed Abdullah al-Muhanna al-Marri, in his introductory speech, said the college was proud to host the graduation ceremony in the presence of HH the Amir.
“The second batch of the college has successfully completed their graduation in law and police science. They pursued advanced training courses. The country pins its hope on the officers and expect they will work to enhance the capabilities of the Ministry of Interior and help it achieve the goals," Brigadier al-Marri said.
“Our country enjoys the results of the efforts by our wise leadership and its vision that gives top priority to human dignity, happiness and security,” he said.
Quoting the Amir, Brigadier al-Marri stated that people are the most important components of building a nation and they are a country's biggest investment. Qatar has invested in its youth and with them it will conquer greater heights.
Brigadier al-Marri added that the Police College strives to achieve quality in education and training by graduating modern police officers with a high level of efficiency and professionalism.
The Amir witnessed a parade by the officers and took the salute. What made the parade special was that the cadets lined up in formations to depict the Arabic phrase ‘Qatar Izzuna. Tamim Ramzuna’, which meant ‘Qatar is our pride and Tamim is our icon’.
The function also marked honouring of seven outstanding graduates. The second batch officials handed over the Police College flag to the third batch. This followed a parade by members of the Tomorrow's Officers' contingent.
The event came to an end after the second batch of graduates took the oath and sang the anthem of the Police College.
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