The Qatari Businesswomen Association organised a special celebration on the occasion of Qatar’s National Day (QND).
The celebration was organised at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum specifically in line with the slogan of this year’s National Day “The Ancestors’ land… is a Trust” as it is considered one of the important Qatari cultural landmarks that seek to bring the local community, all ages, closer to their past and culture, and to revive their memory with the skills and wisdom of their ancestors and the struggles and conditions they have faced and lived through and affected them, QBWA said in a statement on Wednesday.
Aligned with the slogan which expresses the intimate connection of Qataris with their environment since ancient times, in which they were raised and affected by its characteristics, so they coexisted with its nature on sea and land, until it formed an important and influential part in strengthening their identity.
The members of the Qatari Businesswomen Association were keen to celebrate the National Day in a distinctive and different way, as it is the day when the State of Qatar recalls how it succeeded in achieving its national unity, becoming a distinguished country, and it is the day that witnesses expressions of love, pride and gratitude to the great people of the State of Qatar who participated in Solidarity and development, and swore to moving forward on the path of their ancestors, the people of dignity, science and religion.
At the beginning of the celebration, QBWA Vice President Aisha al Fardan welcomed the members of the Association and the distinguished guests of ambassadors and honorary members.
She said, “It is my pleasure that today we celebrate the National Day together, and as we are approaching the new year, the year that is unlike any other, the year that the whole world is waiting for and we are waiting it as a wish that we see come true day by day and as we are all passionate while waiting for the start of the 2022 World Cup whistle… this whistle that will echo for the first time in the Arab world and the Middle East”
Aisha also added, “In this occasion, on behalf of my sisters in QBWA, I to extend my sincere congratulations and blessings to the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, and to HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, the Father Amir, and HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser.”
The speech of QBWA vice president also included the efforts of the State to preserve the environment, including the implementation of the first carbon-neutral tournament in the history of the FIFA World Cup, by building low-carbon stadiums, afforestation of the surrounding areas, providing a public transport network, and using solar energy to operate the tournament stadiums, which will leave a tangible legacy within projects to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment.
Aisha concluded the speech by thanking the sponsors of the event by saying “I extend my thanks to Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani, Chairman of the Qatari Businessmen Association, for having us in his museum and also a special thanks for Palma Hospitality Group and Kahwatna restaurant for providing hospitality services for today”.
She invited all members to sing the words of the Qatari national anthem, congratulating everyone on the great occasion.
The guests then toured the museum and got acquainted with the various sections. The museum represents a modern version of a cabinet of curiosities and contains exhibits that extend from the Jurassic age to the Islamic era to the present day, and it includes antiques from Islamic art to Qatari heritage, vehicles, jewelry, coins and others.
Sheikh Faisal also attended the event welcoming the members and guests of the Qatari Businesswomen Association.
He said he is proud of the museum for being an important cultural value.
He spoke on the importance of the role of women in developing the society as a whole, as well as their role as a businesswoman, and the need to encourage them to engage in various fields and support them in facing challenges.
During the meeting, the guests discussed and valued the role of the Amir in developing the country and its different sectors, including the Qatari economy, which is today one of the strongest regional economies and among the most promising economies at the global level, as Qatar has maintained balanced growth rates despite the various challenges facing the world.