For the sixth year in a row, the National Human Rights Committee participated in the national Sports Day celebrations with an enriched program, in the presence of the NHRC President, Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al Marri, in the presence of officials and staff members of the NHRC along with their families. The celebration reflects the Committee’s keenness to dedicate the culture of sport as a tool for deepening the culture of human rights and communication among all members of society, and to emphasize Qatar’s interest in sport as an inherent human right.
In a statement, Ms. Maryam Al-Attiyah said that the celebration of the National Human Rights Committee reflects its keenness to preserve the importance of exercising as an inherent human right in accordance with the international human rights instruments. Ministers, official bodies, economic institutions and various activities compete to present a distinguished program that reflects their keenness on the sports day and add a value every year.
On the human rights level, Ms. Maryam Al-Attiyah noted that Qatar’s annual celebration of the sports day has become a sport event, reminding us of the value of human sport and its physical benefits, which reflect positively and directly on human behavior in all areas of life; pointing out that the celebration of this occasion every year emphasizes the interest of the wise leadership in sport in all its forms, and is also a clear evidence of the thought of civilization and advanced vision, pointing out that interest in sports makes the State of Qatar one of the developed countries that are concerned with the health of the individual and the development of sports culture among the younger generations; adding that Qatar National Vision 2030 is responsible for translating this wise and creative vision into a reality that achieves economic, social, humanitarian and environmental development, providing high standards of living that enable citizens to benefit from their potentials, in order to realize their dreams and aspirations within the vision of rational leadership; noting that Qatar’s interest in sports is in line with the United Nations’ interest in the importance of sport for development and peace.