Posted on August 25, 2017

Members of Nepalese community in Qatar have expressed their solidarity with their host country Qatar through an event organised at Radisson Blue hotel on Thursday.

Prominent members of the community along with high officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar attended the event. While addressing the gathering, the organiser of the event Sagar Nepal criticised the validity of the blockade imposed by Qatar’s neighbouring countries and said that it has failed to impact the morale of the people of Qatar. “Qatar is our second home and we firmly stand by it, extending our support to the country’s leadership. Qatar is still the most sought-after destination for Nepalese workers and one of the safest countries in the world,” he said.

The Qatari official from the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and guest of honour during the event Fahad Salim al Marri also reciprocated Nepalese community’s support by saying that their contribution in the progress of Qatar will always be remembered. “Nepalese people will always be remembered as the builders of modern Qatar and their support for our country will always be respected,” the MOFA official said. MOFA’s Assistant Director Rashid Abdulla al Dehaimi was the chief guest at the event. He thanked organisers for their support.

The highlight of the event was the success stories told by the Nepalese expatriates, who came to Qatar with nothing except for dreams, but with passing time and hard work achieved respect and success that helped them realise their own and their families’ dreams. From Ishwar Adhikari, who came as an unskilled worker to Qatar but now working as a foreman today to Raghunath Sharma, who arrived in Qatar uncertain about his future and now works as a manager in one of the Qatari companies, there are many success stories of Nepali expats in Qatar.

A signature campaign on the famous ‘Tamim al Majd’ mural was also held on the occasion in which the guests participated. Nepali community members also shared their support for Qatar. School children recited poems written in support of Qatar.

source: Qatar Tribune

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