Qatar’s rich traditions celebrated at Education City
05 Dec 2017 - 9:44
By Fazeena Saleem | The Peninsula
Qatar’s rich traditions, values, and culture were celebrated recently at the Education City as part of Qatar Foundation’s National Day celebrations.
‘Education City United’ event organised by student leaders also highlighted the achievements of Qatar.
The event held at the Education City ‘s ceremonial court included a flag-raising ceremony and a display by members of the Qatar Armed Forces, traditional sword dancing, singing, poetry recitation and a vintage car show.
The event highlighted the diverse multicultural community within Education City and aimed to demonstrate the bonds that strengthen the wider community through the country’s many achievements, as well as the morals and values that Qatar represents.
“This is a student initiative supported by Qatar Foundation. We have gathered all universities within Education City for this event. This is to show that we as students can collaborate and stand together for Qatar,” AlDana Mohammed Al-Dosari, a senior student at NU-Q, told The Peninsula.
“By celebrating together, we want to show how much we appreciate this country and everything it has done for us. Besides celebrating National Day together, this event provides an opportunity for the public to learn about aspects of the different universities in Education City,” she added.
‘Education City United’ event also featured a souq area and included two traditional majlises for males and females, around 20 emerging Qatari businesses and food stalls. Participating universities provided a news studio simulation by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), representing the role of media, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University presented the first map of Qatar made from LED lights.
Also an exhibition with portraits of prominent Qatari personalities was showcased by renowned Qatari artist Abdul Hameed Al Siddiqi.