QBG Promotes Conservation Through Tree-Planting Ceremony
The Qur’anic Botanic Garden has hosted a tree-planting ceremony to promote the importance of conservation as part of the Qatar India 2019 Year of Culture.
The event was attended by H.E. Dr. Hamad bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State, and H.E. Dr. Mr. P. Kumaran, Ambassador of India to Qatar, as well as community leaders and other dignitaries.
Part of the Qur’anic Botanic Garden’s (QBG) Ghars tree-planting campaign, the ceremony was held at Education City’s Oxygen Park, and aimed to highlight the importance of conservation in Qatar, while encouraging cross-cultural engagement.
The Ghars campaign holds several tree-planting ceremonies each year as part of its overarching goal of cultivating an impressive 2,022 trees by FIFA World Cup 2022™.
Ms. Fatima Saleh Al-Khulaifi, Manager of QBG – a member of Qatar Foundation – said: “Qatar and India have a long history of collaboration, and the recent ceremony clearly demonstrates that these joint efforts also extend into another critical area – environmental conservation.
“We see institutional partnerships and collaboration as vital to QBG’s efforts to protect and preserve the environment, and are honored by the attendance of H.E. Dr. Mr. P. Kumaran, Ambassador of India to Qatar, today. I am confident that this initiative will help further strengthen our joint commitment to increasing awareness of the vital importance of green conservation.”
His Excellency Dr. Mr. P. Kumaran said: “It is a pleasure to be part of today’s ceremony. This is a tangible opportunity for our two communities to come together and support important environmental initiatives against the backdrop of the Qatar India 2019 Year of Culture. We look forward to collaborating with QBG on similar initiatives in the future.”
The ceremony concluded with a tour of the QBG Botanical Museum, which contains photographs, murals, and Islamic inscriptions that aim to immerse visitors in authentic Arab and Islamic heritage and traditions. The museum also displays traditional tools made from plants that are still used in our daily lives.
With a commitment to building a sustainable future for Qatar and educating the community about Islamic values, QBG engages the local community in diverse year-round awareness activities that focus on environmental sustainability, the value of planting trees, and the preservation of Qatar’s natural resources.
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