Posted on February 14, 2018

Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting health and wellness among the local community, celebrated the seventh Qatar National Sports Day by organizing aPing Pong tournament that was held from 11th to 13thof February, at the Doha Festival City from 2:00pm to 9:00pm, and has also launched on the same occasion an Instagram campaign - #PlayForQatar.

The Ping Pong tournament was part of al khaliji’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, focused on promoting an active healthy lifestyle among the larger community.

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The sporting activity had already received an overwhelming response from the local community. The Bank’s activity at the Doha Festival City attracted huge participation, players turned up at the venue on the first day of the competition, putting their opponents hustle to the test to counter each swing of the paddle in a battle of agility and coordination. In the meanwhile the Instagram competition saw a big wave of engagement, having the first draw online on Instagram, of which a winner was drawn out from the correct answers pool and the second winner just after the Ping Pong tournament was completed, leaving two lucky winners heading home with an IPHONE X each.

“We, at al khaliji strive to create awareness about the importance of embracing a healthy and active lifestyle. Studies have proven that regular exercise can improve mental and physical performance as well as time management skills, leading to a more efficient and productive workforce. Through this sports activity organized by al khaliji Bank, we contributed in raising awareness about the importance of fitness among our diversified community, establishing this sports day as a national annual occasion to highlight the importance of adopting a well-balanced lifestyle, as part of our commitment towards Qatar National vision 2030 and its human development pillar” says Ms. Rana Ahmad Al Asaad Head of Personal Banking at al Khaliji.

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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 was also an opportunity for a well spent time with colleagues, family and friends.