Doha 03 September 2017
Thousands of Pakistani community members in a spectacular event at the AlWakra Sports Stadium joined their voices singing a song in Urdu-Arabic Kulana Qatar’ Kulana Tamim, paying tributes to Emir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AlThani, and showing their solidarity with the people of State of Qatar.
Pakistani community as part of Community Out-reaching program of Ministry of Interior collaboration with Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs organised Eid AlAdha celebration event at AlWakra Sports Stadium on 1st & 2nd day of Eid, i.e. 1-2 September 2017.
‘Kulana Qatar’Kulana Tamim’ (We are with Qatar’ We are with Tamim), Arabic-Urdu song is written by Doha based Pakistani poet Shaukat Ali Naz and composed/sung by Pakistan based singer Shahid Ali. The song was an initiative of Janan Bangash and his team members Ashraf Siddiqui, Ajmal Chaudhary and Shiraz Orakzai.
Pakistani Community Welfare Attache at the Pakistan embassy along with other embassy officials attended the event on first day of Eid AlAdha.
Conveying his greeting to the expatriate communities on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the MoI official mentioned the valuable contribution of expatriate communities in Qatar’s national festivals, adding,”We also involve community schools in our National Day festival.”
Brig. Abdullah Khalifa al Muftah, Director Public Relations Department, Ministry of Interior extended Eid greetings to the community members and lauded their contributions in various national festivals. He said that MOI stresses on it’s ties with expatriate communities in Qatar and joint Eid celebration events are part of it’s Community Out-reaching program. Such occasions are an opportunity to remain in touch with the expatriate communities and engage them in healthy activities and to create social harmony.
Community leaders present on the occasion Janan Bangash, Ashraf Siddiqui and Mohammad Ajmal Chaudhary paid their gratitude to Ministry Interior and Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs for their concern, care and arranging entertainments, providing an opportunity to the overseas workers for get-together and to enjoy their religious event.
Eid festivities were held with fervour at various locations including Asian Town, Labour City, Barwa Baraha, Al Wakra Sports Club, Al Ahli Sports Club and Barwa Workers Recreation Complex in Al Khor.
Thousands of gifts were also distributed among participants along with water and beverages.
Indian, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan artists and popular Asian orchestra teams performed various cultural events in Asian Town, Labour City and Barwa Baraha (playground). Sri Lankan & Bangladeshi Community teams and artists from many Indian associations including BPQ, Bharathi, TPS, Birla Summer Camp, QTS, Sanskriti, Skills Development Center and Indian Cultural Centre along with popular Asian orchestra troupes displayed a number of spectacular shows. Thousands of workers from Asian communities were delighted with an array of colourful programs, songs and awareness thematic shows in different venues.
On the occasion, a number of short awareness programs were also organised to educate the workers about workers’ rights and different safety and security measures, traffic safety, drugs and on crimes prevention.
Different departments under the Ministry of Interior including Al Fazaa, General Directorate of Civil Defence, Community Police Department, Criminal Evidences and Investigation Department, General Directorate of Traffic, Human Rights Department along with international Work Relations Department at the Ministry of Administrative Development and Labour took part.
Renowned artists from Nepal including Rajesh Payel Rai, comedian Sandip Chhetri, Chanda Aryal, Pramila Shree Khanal and Amrita Limbu, local Nepalese community artists showcased various musical and cultural shows at Al Ahli Sports Club stadium on first and second days of Eid.
Artists from Pakistan including Shahid Ali Khan, Khalid Malek, Khwaja Masoud, Nadiya Gul, Deepa Kiran and Mariya Khan performed two days in Al Wakrah stadium.
Thousands of gifts from Ministry of Interior & Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs were distributed to the attendees in all venues.
Dignitaries from MOI and MOADLSA participated in the events. Brigadier Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah, Director of Public Relations Department visited the venues along with many officers from different departments of MOI.
Khalid Abdullah Sultan Al Ghanem, Director of International Workers’ Relations Department at MOADLSA said that the cooperation between MOI and MOADLSA to organize cultural events for workers was a successful move that reflected the care of both ministries for the wellness of workers.
Colonel Ghanem Saad AL Khiyarain, head of External Branches at Community Policing Department said that such activities, in addition to the entertainment programs provided an important awareness mission to the members of the communities in the aspects of security and safety, as well as the introducing the customs and traditions of the Qatari community.