Posted on August 16, 2011

Qatargas supported a “Karangawu” night celebration, organised by the Ministry of Interior’s Traffic Department at Hyatt Plaza on Sunday as part of the Qatargas-sponsored Ramadan Road Safety campaign. The event included theatre plays, traditional Karangawu songs, and games that focused on children’s safety on road. The participants received bags of sweets and gifts. Karangawu goodies and children’s toys were also distributed to children at the Hamad hospital.


Karangawu is a traditional mid-Ramadan celebration, which is special to the Gulf region. On this night, children roam around in their neighbourhoods singing traditional songs, special to the occasion, and receive a variety of gifts and bags of sweets from elders. Qatargas recognises this tradition as an opportunity to educate youngsters on safety issues concerning them.

An initiative by the MOI’s Traffic Department, the 2011 Ramadan Road Safety Campaign is focused on raising the awareness locally in a bid to significantly reduce the number of accidents and casualties on Qatar’s roads. Qatargas’ support for the Ramadan Road Safety campaign is a continuation of the company’s efforts in this area. It has organised safety events in schools in the recent past to impart key safety lessons to students.

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