Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation "KAHRAMAA" organized various sporting activities at Katara Beach on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 to celebrate the National Sport Day, in the presence of His Excellency Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, KAHRAMAA’s President, directors, managers, employees and their families, and a number of VIP guests, corporate representative and the public.
KAHRAMAA’s participation in the National Sport Day comes as part of its social responsibility and as an expression of its commitment to contribute to advancing the health and well-being of society in general and its employees in particular. The event’s slogan “Be Active” aims at raising awareness of the importance of sports and regular exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The Sports Day celebrations included many age-appropriate sports activities and events in an entertaining and fun atmosphere. The day started with the Kahramaa Beach Volleyball Championship, in cooperation with the Qatar Volleyball Federation, followed by table tennis competitions in cooperation with the Qatar Table Tennis Federation, where teams from different KAHRAMAA departments and affiliated companies competed together. The day also included a bicycle procession in cooperation with the Qatar Cycling and Triathlon and witnessed the participation of His Excellency Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of KAHRAMAA and directors, managers and employees of the Corporation.
For the first time this year, the event hosted a set of challenges with the participation of the champions of Qatar’s Strongest Man Competition. These included truck pulling, walking with heavy weights, giant wheel tyre flipping and other competitions, amidst record-breaking participation and cheers from the audience.
Moreover, KAHRAMAA organized competitions in several other games, including beach soccer, basketball, running and others. It also dedicated a space for enjoying a variety of activities.
Children also had a major share in the event with a space dedicated for them where they could practice sports with their parents and pledged to do workout as part of their life. There was similarly another area dedicated for women encouraging them to take part in different activities. KAHRAMAA truly believes in the importance of sports for all.
At the end of a long day of activities, HE Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of KAHRAMAA, honored the winning teams in the various competitions and games, in the presence of officials from Qatar Volleyball Federation and the Qatar Table Tennis Federation. The celebration was attended by KAHRAMAA employees, their families and visitors who interacted greatly and vigorously with all activities and events and expressed their happiness to take part in the celebration and their keenness to make a yearly tradition.
The activities held by KAHRAMAA are an expression of the Corporation’s commitment to contribute to advancing the health and well-being of the Qatari community in general and its employees in particular. Sports provide everyone the opportunity to positively utilize their energies to improve health and mind, which in turn helps in achieving the goals of the corporation.
At the occasion, KAHRAMAA launched a series of awareness messages and campaign on its social media channels to emphasize the importance of exercise and making it a way of life, especially for employees who spend hours sitting behind their desk during work hours. These messages were promoted through the hashtag # Movement_is_a_blessing. KAHRAMAA also disseminated awareness messages at the level of its employees to motivate them to exercise and to promote healthy habits.