March 21, 2016

Turkish Embassy Supports QBG

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The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) collaborated with the Turkish Embassy in Doha in a recent planting ceremony to highlight the importance of green conservation initiatives in Qatar.
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The ceremony, which was inspired by QBG’s ‘Ghars’ campaign, took place in the courtyard of the Turkish Embassy in Doha, and brought together representatives from Qatar Foundation and other local institutions, along with Qatari and Turkish diplomats, businessmen, community leaders and executives.

The ‘Ghars’ campaign provides diverse year-round awareness activities which engage the local community in an effort to increase awareness about environmental sustainability and green issues.

The event encouraged cross-cultural engagement and raised awareness of the importance of trees and the preservation of Qatar’s natural resources.
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The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mr. Ahmet Demirok, Ambassador of the Turkish Republic in Qatar, and Ms. Fatima Saleh Al-Khulaifi, Project Manager of QBG, who marked the event by planting olive, fig and Sidra trees.

During the event, a variety of plants and trees mentioned in Islamic culture were displayed, demonstrating the affiliation between flora, botanic terms, and conservation principles mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, Hadith and Sunnah.
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In addition to the ceremony, QBG presented an exhibition of tools traditionally used to cultivate the date palm tree, illuminating part of the rich horticultural history of the Qatari community.

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