Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attended the graduation ceremony of the 8th batch of the national service recruits at Al Shamal Training Camp today.
The ceremony was attended by a number of ministers, senior military officials, commanders of the armed forces and the interior ministry, officers, non-commissioned officers and parents of recruits of the national service.
The Emir honoured the first distinguished recruits of the 1st Battalion (university degree holders) and the 2nd Battalion (secondary certificate holders).
The concert began with the National Anthem, then Chairman of the National Service Authority Brigadier Saeed Hamad Al Nuaimi hailed the event which is the fruit of Emir's continuous support for National Service projects in particular, and for the Armed Forces projects in general.
He stressed that the National Service witnessed a qualitative leap in training and armament which reflects the level of readiness of the armed forces, noting that the National Service has specialized forces in each branch of the Armed Forces.
After that, the National Service recruits performed a parade accompanied by a variety of military performances, including land and sea infiltration, landing and ambush, hostage clearance, stadium riots, in addition to the Civil Defense and other military performances.
There were 650 National Service graduates in the 8th batch who underwent military and academic training during the training period, including infantry training, fitness, light weapons and shooting, field and combat skills, riot control, chemical defense, civil defense and first aid, as well as religious and cultural programs and lectures.