As the festivities of the Qatar National Day 2014 celebrations are in full swing at the Darb Al Saai, the Ministry of Interior is partaking in the events represented by its different departments.

General Directorate of Traffic and Civil Defence have launched their activities in Darb Al Saai. The Director General of Traffic Brigadier Muhammad Saad Al Kharji opened the Traffic Village in Madina Khalifa Traffic department. The opening ceremony was attended by Qatar’s racing hero, Nasser bin Saleh Al Attiyah, Taiseer Abdullah and Social Responsibility Director of Qatar Shell, Muhammad Abu Jabara.

According to The Director General of Traffic, the traffic village is prepared mainly to make the growing generation and children aware of roads and traffic rules. Many infotainment activities are arranged in the venue for the children to enjoy and learn through games. Nasser Al Attiyah said that the initiative launched by the Traffic Department was exemplary as it would help a lot to raise the traffic awareness among the children. More than 1500 students from 60 schools have already visited the village within two days from the launching.

According to the head of Traffic Awareness Section, Captain Riyadh Ahmad, the main objective of the participation of Traffic Department in the event is to inculcate the culture of safe traffic among the youth and the children.

The Civil Defence also take parts in the celebrations with several safety and security awareness activities. The awareness tent is all set with notable tips and events on fire safety. Preacher Abdullah Al Marri gave a lecture on safety in the viewpoint of religion.

According to Lieutenant Abdul Hadi Al Marri, the Awareness Officer at Civil Defence, the department is keen to participate in the national day events in order to deliver the message of safety to the public who attend the venues. Several informative contests are being conducted in the tent that would help to raise the safety awareness among the people.