The Public Relations Department in association with Community Policing Department of the Ministry of Interior will organise a mega-entertainment public programme, Eid Al Adha Fest 2014 for Communities, on first day of Eid, Saturday 4 September 2014 from 5 pm until 10 pm as part of the Eid celebrations at the Amphitheatre in West End Park in Industrial area and Al Khor Sports Club in Al Khor city.  

This was announced by the Director of Community Policing Department Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Zayed Al Muhannadi in a press conference held at officers club at the Civil Defense HQ on 30 September 2014. Community Policing officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ghanim Saad Al Khayarin, Lieutenant Shaheen Rashid Al Atheeq, from Public Relations Department and Community Reach Out Office Coordinator at Ministry of Interior, Faisal Al Hudawi, also attended the press conference. Explaining the aims and objectives of organising this event, Al Muhannadi said:

The expat community members are our partners in the nation building process and this program has been organised as an appreciation for their support for this process. We are organising this event in order to provide a beautiful entertainment environment for the community members where they can enjoy the Eid holiday watching cultural performances and shows of different nationalities in a place, which is a unique opportunity in Qatar, added the director of Community Policing Department.’

The artists from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, SriLankan, Nepalese and Indonesian communities will perform cultural shows and songs and the ‘Singing Birds Orchestra’ will provide technical support for the performers in the West End park which can accommodate 16000 audience.

The Al Khor stadium which can accommodate 8,000 people will host football match and tug of war between companies, starting 3 pm. The performances of Al Khor community team and the Nepalese community teams will start at the main stadium, beginning at 5 pm. The Sariga Orchestra Troupe will be the technical provider of the show at Al Khor Sports Club.

Both events are open for bachelors and families, where special arrangements will be made for families. The audience will have chances to win 100 prizes sponsored by Malabr Gold at West Park and 50 prizes in Al Khor Sports Club through an entry coupon draw. Another 100 prizes are sponsored by the Ministry of Interior in both locations. Special gifts will be awarded to the children as well.

Events Performed by Community teams at West End Park

Hindi songs, dance performance by ICC team, dance by Gujarati Samaj, folk song, performance by Banghya Parishat, cultural performance by Ideal Indian School, traditional show by Kerala Cultural Association, cultural show and cinematic dance by Skills Development Centre, traditional show by Kerala Cultural Association and traditional song are the events staged by Indian community.

Nepali community will perform folk songs and traditional dances by Bued, modern Nepalese song and Nepalese cultural show, while the activities performed by Pakistan community include modern song, cultural performance, Urdu song, traditional dance and Pashto songs.

The Sri Lankan community will perform modern song, Sri Lankan Arabic cultural dance, Sri Lankan cultural drumming session, traditional song, cultural dance and traditional dance.

Traditional song, costume show with modern music, traditional song, folk song, traditional dance and group song are the items  performed by Bangladeshi community.

The Indonesian community will perform Indang dance, Rantak Besapi dance, Dolanan dance, sing dance performance Tortor Sinanggar Tulo, Jaipong Daun, Pulus dance and Rampak Pemudi dance.

Representing the communities, Girish and Dr Nayna Wagh (India), Ashraf Siddeequi and Abdul Basit (Pakistan); Tharick Qassim (Srilanka), Macksoud Alam (Nepal), Heri (Indonesia) and Saiful (Bangladesh) also attended the press conference.