Qtel’s Celebration of Garangao reaches across Community
Special Events for Families Honours Qatar’s Traditions and Heritage
Qtel’s celebrations of Garangao this year engaged children and families from across the community, and looked to reflect the proud traditions and heritage of Qatar, according to organisers.
Often called “The Festival of Children”, Garangao is observed on 14th day of the Holy Month of Ramadan every year. Historically, Qtel has hosted special events to mark the occasion, looking to provide new treats and entertainment for the children each time. This year, the company innovated with a holographic show as one of the central entertainments, as well as an expanded community programme to provide Garangao
As the main event, Qtel organised a central Suhour banquet, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Qtel. Additionally, Qtel Shops and Qtel partners across the country hosted special events for children.
In total, more than 10,000 specially-developed Garangaou bags were distributed by Qtel, containing a range of candies and delicacies hand-made by local Qatari families. The idea was to reflect the long-standing traditions of Garangao, and demonstrate the industry and innovation of the Qatari people.
H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Qtel said: “This celebration provided an opportunity for us to come together as a family to honour and share our traditions. Our children are our future, and we hope Garangao continues to be a special event in their lives.”
“The idea of a core event like the Qtel Suhour has strong roots in our traditions, and we added to that with new innovations like the Holographic show. When new ideas are brought together with our culture and traditions, it gives us strong room to grow and develop,” he added.
The feature presentation of the holographic show concentrated on the achievements of Qtel in 2009. The event also included children dressing in traditional Qatari costumes and singing the much-loved Garangao song.
In combination with other community based activities to reflect the Holy Month of Ramadan, Qtel has launched a “Connect with Kind Words” campaign, which aims to encourage the entire community to speak to others in the manner they want to be spoken to, and resolve differences politely.
The initiative has proven to be a highly successful extension of Qtel’s commitment to connect its customers with family, friends and the wider community.
Image 1: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Qtel
Image 2: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Qtel
celebrating Garangaou with a child
Image 3: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Qtel
with Qtel Board Members and Qtel officials
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