HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF), participated in the ‘Flag Relay’ at Education City, which was also attended by HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of QF, and HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee.
The sport-themed event saw the Qatari flag carried across the nation by athletes, students, and members of the public, with Education City forming part of the relay route. The stage of the Flag Relay that unfolded at QF concluded with HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser receiving the Qatari flag at the Oxygen Park.
QF’s involvement in the Flag Relay – which covered a distance of about 380 km across Doha, in addition to marking Qatar National Day, also served as a celebration of Qatar’s sporting achievements – and its continued contribution to nurturing a strong, healthy, active, and engaged society in Qatar through its community development initiatives and programmes.
After arriving at Education City, the flag was received by a student from Qatar Academy Doha, and then travelled by hand and on horseback to the QF headquarters, where it was received by the president of QF Community Development, Machaille Al Naimi. The flag was then taken forward by students who jogged through QF partner university Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar.
Outside WCM-Q, the emblem of Qatar was received by HE Sheikha Hind, who carried the flag to Qatar National Library. It was then passed on to national cycling team member Abdallah Al Juaidi, who, together with a group of cyclists, rode the flag to the entrance of Oxygen Park.
For more information about the National Day celebration this year, check out our updates on social media. A compiled listing of various events is also available through this link.