Student-led Qatar National Day celebrations held at EC United event
With Qatar National Day just around the corner, students from universities at Qatar Foundation have come together to celebrate the country’s rich local traditions, values, and culture in a one-day festival at Education City.
EC United takes place every year, and is curated by Qatar Foundation (QF) university students for the wider community. This year, more than 300 people from across the country attended the festival.
Ghalya Abdulla, Head of Media of Qatar Students Association (QSA) in Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), one of QF’s partner universities, said: “The aim of the event is to manage a Qatar National Day celebration that raises the spirit of unity among the various universities of Education City.
“It shows how students, regardless of the university they study at, stand together for Qatar, and demonstrates their appreciation for what the country has given them.”
This year, the main themes of the event – sport and sustainability – were at the heart of the festivities, with a number of engaging activities, workshops, performances, and exhibitions on offer that centered around these topics. The event also highlighted national achievements and demonstrated how the country is working together to realize Qatar’s sustainable development vision.
Sara Badar, Vice President of QSA in TAMUQ, said: “What made this Qatar National Day event different were the themes that we combined to show the progress of Qatar National Vision 2030, which together we are helping to bring to fruition.