2022 QND Slogan
HE Minister of Culture and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Qatar National Day (QND) Celebrations Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Thani unveiled the slogan of the 2022 National Day, "Our Unity Source of Our Strength," during a large ceremony at the Umm Salal Muhammed heritage reserve, in the presence of a large audience of public figures, intellectuals, writers, and the press.
In a speech delivered on this occasion, HE the Minister of Culture explained that the 2022 National Day slogan, "Our Unity Source of Our Strength," was excerpted from a speech by HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. His Excellency stressed the fact that the Qatari people have shown wisdom and chivalry since the founding of the State onwards.
His Excellency said that the 2022 National Day is different since it coincides with Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, making everyone, young and old alike, a Qatari ambassador, by the virtue of their values, culture, chivalry, and wisdom.
In a related context, HE the Minister of Culture stressed the need for the values of 2022 slogan to be ever-present and manifested, especially since people from the world over, each with their culture, will come to Qatar on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
His Excellency continued that there is a need to consolidate local culture in everyday life, and future generations, adding that if it were not for the unity of the Qatari people, the State of Qatar would not have become what it is today, a remarkable nation that can host the World Cup.
HE the Minister of Culture stressed that nations are not formed by large territories nor huge populations, but rather by the determination of the people, with which Qataris have been known since the founding of this country. His Excellency stressed that determination and unity constitute the source of the Qatari people's strength, through which they were able to overcome not only economic and political hardships but also military ones.
He added that the hearts of the Qatari people and the gates of Darb Al Saai will be open to all, from November 25, until the Qatar National Day on December 18, which coincides with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final, a date that shall be a civilizational legacy for Qatar, its people, and their culture.
The unveiling ceremony features a short film about the cohesion between the various groups of Qatari society, reflecting the noble values of loyalty and solidarity.
The new logo will adorn the celebration of the National Day in Darb Al Saai, which has moved to its new and permanent headquarters.
In a speech at the slogan unveiling ceremony, Dr. Ghanem bin Mubarak Al Ali, general supervisor of Qatar National Day celebrations, said that the 2022 National Day celebrations come in an exceptional context that bears the meaning of the challenge, pointing out that the 2022 National Day celebrations coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, which raises the ceiling of the challenges for the Qatari society to a new level since the founding of the state.
Al Ali considered that the National Day slogan "Our Unity Source of Our Strength," came as an expression of the impact of this intellectual and social bond in responding to challenges and demonstrating unity.
He stated that the 2022 Qatar National Day celebrations include 4,500 cultural and heritage activities over 24 days, which would enhance loyalty, solidarity, unity, and pride in the national identity.
Al Ali explained that the visitors of Qatar would learn during the World Cup about the bright aspects of its history and culture and the Qataris' belief in civilized interaction with other cultures, and their pride in Arab and Islamic values.
He pointed to the inauguration of the 150,000-square-meter new and permanent headquarters of Darb Al Saai in Umm Salal Muhammad, stressing that Darb Al Saai will provide Qatar's visitors the opportunity to take a cultural, heritage, and artistic tour that reflects the Qatari heritage and national values.
Al Ali pointed out that the Qatar National Day activities enhance the national memory of the people of Qatari society and allow the new generation to build their national character, as the National Day dedicates several activities for youth so that the National Day is a space of communication between all generations.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Dr. Ghanem bin Mubarak Al Ali, general supervisor of Qatar National Day celebrations, said that the Qatar National Day activities will include cultural and heritage events in about 191 main events, poetry and musical evenings, and literary, intellectual and artistic seminars, as well as exhibitions, competitions, two museums, some crafts, popular games, and workshops.
Regarding the sponsors and supporters of the 2022 National Day celebrations, Al Ali said that the main supporter is the Social and Sport Contribution Fund, in addition to other supporters and sponsors.