Doha-Qatar, February 12, 2020: On the ninth edition of Qatar National Sport Day, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co., the exclusive agent of Nissan in Qatar, invited the employees and their families from across the group to at Al Saad Sports Club training fields for a fun-filled day of sports and teambuilding.
Employees from Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. group of companies, including a diverse portfolio of global brands including Nissan, Infiniti, Renault, participated in a variety of activities and friendly tournaments. Team sports such as football, badminton, cricket, and volleyball were played to encourage employees to be active and get to know each other in a friendly, light-hearted environment.
Mr. Hisham Saleh Al Mana, Chairman & Managing Director, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. said: “Qatar’s annual Sport Day is an excellent opportunity for our organisation to stress the importance of sports and physical activity. We aim to encourage employees to enjoy the many health and social benefits of taking part in team sports. From reducing health risks to building bonds with other members of the community, our annual activity day is aligned with the country’s vision to enable people to lead healthy lifestyles. We take great pride in promoting sports to all to employees and their families and enable Qatar to enhance human development.”
The Group’s Sports Day, which aimed to foster a healthy way of living, was filled with exciting incentives. Winning teams and participants were given an array of sports-related prizes to help them continue with their desire in being more active.
Qatar National Sport Day is a recent countrywide initiative and became a public holiday when HH The Emir of Qatar issued an Emiri decree in December of 2011 announcing the creation of a National Sports Day. This important annual event, which is celebrated on the second Tuesday of February, aims to engage the local community in sports activities and cultivate the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. The launch of Qatar National Day coincided with Qatar National Vision, which has four main pillars to its strategy – Human Development, Economic Development, Environmental Development, and Social Development. Qatar National Day works towards helping Qatar achieve its goals of Human Development through the improvement of the nation’s health, and Economic Development via the advancement of stadiums and sports facilities to ensure Qatar becomes a hub for major sports tournaments in the Middle East.
As one of the country’s key players, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. continues to lead the way and showcase that the development of sports and activity is of great benefit to individuals, society, and our country. This Sports Day event is based on the principles of team building, inclusion, community participation and health. It not only demonstrated the Group’s commitment to enhancing the lifestyles of its employees but also the great pride it takes to ensure Qatar reaches its vision.