posted on November 21, 2009 14:11
Al Dana Green Run 2009 - Overwhelming Response
The Al Dana Green Run organized by Doha Bank on Saturday 21st November 2009 had an overwhelming response. The number of participants exceeded all the previous expectations and included professionals, children, women, sports enthusiast and members of various socio-cultural groups. This annual event also supported the national campaign for Go Green Qatar. Doha Bank has organized this event for the sixth consecutive year. More than 2000 excited participants gathered at the race course on Saturday to be a part of the Al Dana Green Run. The distance covered was three kilometers starting at 3.15 pm from Intercontinental Hotel covering an entire lap around the Qatar Exhibition Centre.
Mr. R.Seetharaman, CEO Doha Bank said, “This year the Run coincided with the new Go Green Qatar Campaign along with the launch of Go Green Credit Card and it comes under Doha Bank's commitment to organize sports and social programmes within the recognition policy followed by the bank and its effective role in supporting the community in Qatar. This run aims at supporting Go Green and the fight against unnatural Climate Changes'. Mr. R.Seetharaman expressed his appreciation to the staff of the Traffic & Patrols Department at the Ministry of Interior, the Athletic Federation and Intercontinental Hotel who supported this event.
There were five categories in the race consisting of Male above and below 18, Female above and below 18 years and one category for people with special needs. All participants expressed their happiness and appreciated the effective organization. They looked forward to more such events. The Green Run concluded with various draws which included the 8th Millionaire Draw, Doha Millionaire Certificate SMS Draw, Prizes for Runners and a Raffle draw for all attendees. To further enhance the awareness and habit of a green culture, Doha Bank also provided complimentary saplings to the attendees.
The Doha Bank and Traffic Dept. officials distributed prizes in the presence of the all the runners and their families. The Al-Dana Savings Scheme proves once again to be the leading savings scheme in Qatar with its annual Green Run happening for the Sixth year in a row and prizes of more than QR 8,000,000 in cash distributed during 2009 alone. The next millionaire draw till be in December, customers are encouraged to invest in the Al Dana Scheme before 30th November 2009 to participate in the next millionaire draw.