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Haya H Al Muhannadi
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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Celebrates Qatar National Day

QNRF celebrates the Qatar National Day. The Public Relations Department of QNRF held a ceremony for QNRF’s employees to acquaint themselves with the importance of the National Day to Qatar. A traditional tent was set-up on QNRF's premises which were adorned with Qatari flags creating a fabulous Qatari atmosphere.

The celebration started with a speech by Dr. Abdul Sattar al Taie, QNRF's Executive Director highlighting the significance of this special day to Qatar and congratulating His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Emir of Qatar and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Heir Apparent, for the progress made under their wise leadership and prayed to God to preserve the prosperity of the State of Qatar. Dr. Al-Taie ended his speech by encouraging QNRF staff to continue their mission to support the goals and aspirations of the leadership for transforming Qatar to a knowledge based economy.Dr. Nabeel al Salem, QNRF's Deputy Executive Director, also delivered a speech emphasizing the importance of the celebration on the 18th of December, which commemorates the founder of the modern state of Qatar, the late Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed Al-Thani.

One of QNRF's expats commented that "it was a privilege to be able to join in the celebrations as it offered a window onto the true spirit of Qatari hospitality" Guests were entertained with national music and traditional Qatari food.

 

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