Posted on February 15, 2017

Qatar Islamic Bank, Qatar’s leading Islamic Bank, celebrated the National Sports Day by holding a series of activities for QIB employees and their families to emphasize the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle. QIB staff members and the Bank’s executive management team participated in the event.

The event was an opportunity for participants of all ages to test their fitness and physical abilities through a series of sport activities conducted by experienced professionals. The National Sports Day aims to create awareness on the importance of sports and fitness in achieving a sound and healthy lifestyle, which, in turn, helps in the development of a strong, prosperous society. It is also an opportunity for spending time with colleagues, family and friends. QIB’s Group CEO, Bassel Gamal, commented: “The National Sports Day seeks to engage the entire community in Qatar with sport activities thus fostering the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Through organizing today’s event, we are supporting a core activity undertaken by the government in the critical fields of health and sports.”

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The National Sports Day was launched in 2012 to develop a physically and psychologically active and healthy society where individuals can build their capabilities and interact with their social environment. It seeks to educate people on the importance of physical activity and help develop and promote a culture of healthy living in the Qatari society. It further engages people in active and entertaining activities and provides information about different sport activities in the State. “The National Sports Day event is part of QIB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. This particular event is focusing on promoting an active healthy lifestyle among employees and the larger community and once again we are really happy that our employees are strongly involved in all the social responsibility initiatives that we realize” added Bassel Gamal.

QIB employees have been participating in various sport activities with the Bank’s football team recently winning the Aspire Banks Tournament Cup, organized by Aspire Zone Foundation in partnership with Qatar Central Bank (QCB).