21 Jul 2017 - 1:23
Several enthusiasts including students from Community College of Qatar (CCQ) and volunteers attempted a human formation of the ionic image of Tamim Al Majd at Aspire Dome yesterday.
26 Jul 2017 - 1:26
Hundreds of citizens and residents participated in the largest national solidarity event hosted by Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) to form the ‘Tamim Al Majd’ image yesterday at Al Sadd Sports Club.
Around 2,000 citizens and residents formed the iconic image with each holding a wooden piece of the image to form the portrait, showing their love to their beloved country and its wise leadership.
Amaal bint Abdullatif Al Mannai, QFSW’s CEO, told The Peninsula: “We all have gathered today, this gathering compromises different organisations from sports, culture and volunteering sectors. Today we all are going to participate in ‘Tamim Al majd’ global campaign. We all stand together, no matter if we are Qatari or non Qatari, different language speakers and different religions, to be a part of this beautiful image. We want to convey ‘We love Qatar’ and ‘We love Emir’. We all thank our country because it brings out the best from us in a very beautiful way.”
Laalei Abu Alfain, Executive Director at Best Buddies, said: “This gathering will be marked in history. We have gathered to show support which will fight against this crisis. This crisis has violated the norms of our country internationally. We all will work hard to overcome this crisis and together we pray to Allah to protect Qatar and people living in Qatar.”
A number of institutions such as Qatar Players Association, Qatar Football Association, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy 2022, AI Kass Sports Channel and Qatar Stars League participated in the event.
Hafiz Junaid Amir Sial, Community Welfare Attache’, Embassy of Pakistan to Qatar, said: “Today we have all gathered here to show our complete solidarity with the brilliant Qatari leadership. Qatar is an independent and sovereign country and every other nation should respect its sovereignty in its true letter and spirit.”
“On behalf of the Pakistanis living in Qatar I would like to say that we stand by Qatar and support its leadership. I believe that the siege imposed on Qatar is unjust and unfair and all Pakistani communities condemn it in all its forms and manifestations. I hope that the diplomatic crisis will be resolved soon and that too amicably. Long live state of Qatar,” he added.
Through drawing this human mural, the participants expressed their gratitude for the leadership, the extent of love and sincerity that Qatari people feel towards their beloved homeland, and their willingness to spare no effort for the sake of Qatar’s progress, pride and status.
A member of Qatari Voice said: “Qatari Voice is an independent initiative which was founded by Qatari community which includes Qatari writers, poets and film makers. Youth created this project, which aims to respond to all fake news created against Qatar. This initiative aspires to show the real image of Qatar that consists of projects within Qatar and globally.”
“This is a long-term programme, which is created during the ongoing crisis and will continue till we spread our voices throughout the world. We are using websites, radio, television and other social media platforms to highlight our plan,” he added.