Environmental Protection, Engagement and Gold Glamour
More than 15 hundred people from all walks of life gave their undivided support to Doha Bank’s green causes with an awesome participation in the 7th annual Al Dana Green Run on January 28th 2012.
Professionals and homemakers, women, men and children, sports enthusiasts and members of various socio-cultural groups joined to run for fun, to run the 3 kilometers to raise awareness of wild life preservation and environmental protection, 3 kilometers that will set the pace for a million miles of supporting the eco. This year the race started at 3.30 pm from Al Saad sports Club covering an entire lap around the Stadium.Doha Bank CEO, Mr. R. Seetharaman said “This is the seventh consecutive year of the run. We at Doha Bank have a continuing campaign to raise awareness among people and encourage them to think green. We live in an increasingly fragile eco system and we need to act now and one of the major steps towards that is realizing that we human beings are the ones to protect and preserve the world we live in.
“Mr. Seetharaman expressed his appreciation to the staff of the Traffic & Patrols Department at the Ministry of Interior, the Athletic Federation and Al Saad sports club who supported this event.There were five categories in the race for men and women above and below 18 years as well as for people with special needs. Participants were entertained with many fun competitions for adults and children before the start of the run. Many prizes were awarded and adding to the fun and enjoyment was live entertainment provided by a DJ. With everyone enjoying the event participants vowed to return next year to take part and reinforce the green message.
When all fervent people were ready to unwind and quench their thirst, Doha Bank premiered the show that left audiences absolutely dazed in a heartbeat. Everyone assumed that the fun day was almost over at the distribution of the trophies to the runners, which was certainly not the case.
It was time to conduct the Al Dana Mega Draw for the year 2011, which can be best described as fabulous. Who could have imagined that their lives can change in a second, with the doors to QR 2,022,000 opened when 3 little kids speak? This year Mr. A. A. Hamad Abdulla Atiye was the second winner of the cash that will give him a new lease of life at the twilight of the New Year.
When people were just marveling with glee and applause for the winner, Doha Bank announced the winner of the 10.11 Kgs of gold and called the winner on stage. Mr. I. M. SAYED ABDELAAL was so moved that he barely spoke. He simply said: “I am Al DANA customer since 7 years. I really can’t believe it; I can’t believe I am the winner.”
As if that was not enough, people were speechless with a bulky 10.11 Kilograms of gold brought on stage. It was so alluring that people couldn’t resist staying seated. Everybody wanted to see, to touch and even to take one snapshot of the gold.
At the sunset, the MC at Doha Bank said:” It might be sunset, but it is just the rising for Al DANA. This year is your year, and we are delighted to give you super cash prizes of more than QR 12,000,000 which will give you a New Life.