Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the third International Schools Arabic Debating Championship organised by Qatar Debate, concluded. The championship took place at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) with 54 teams from Arab and non-Arab countries.
The Qatari team won first place in this year’s edition, followed by the Syrian Arab Republic team and the Tunisian team in second and third place respectively.
Dr Hayat Abdullah Maarafi, Executive Director of QatarDebate Centre said during her closing remarks:
It is with great pleasure to welcome everyone and to see a great crowd in Doha, brought together by the Arabic language, despite our differences.’
‘The championship was all about celebrating the differences and diversity of cultures. It is a living proof that the Arabic language emphasises the need to look for similarities in order to coexist peacefully. It also prompts us to reject the impurities that have been introduced by multiculturalism, to prepare future leaders capable of assuming the task of building nations.’
She extended her heartfelt thanks to HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for sponsoring the event; to Mr Fahad Saad Al Qahtani, President Community Development at Qatar Foundation, for his support and presence at the closing ceremony, and to HE Dr Mohammad bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Secretary General of the Supreme Education Council.
Towards the end of the ceremony, Al Qahtani honoured the winners, along with HE Dr Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Subaie, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the World Organization for Renaissance of Arabic Language (WORAL), and Dr Hayat Abdullah Maarafi, Executive Director of QatarDebate centre.
The World Organization for Renaissance of Arabic Language (WORAL) was also honoured during the ceremony. HE Dr Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Subaie received the award, in appreciation for organising the events held on the sidelines of the championship.
Source: ME NewsWire