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Doha Bank’s Al Dana Green Run 2010 focuses on wild life preservation and environmental protection


Get set, ready and go – in support of Qatar’s wild life preservation and environmental protection! Gear up for Al Dana Green Run 2010, Doha Bank’s sixth consecutive run, which takes place in Doha on December 11.

You will not be running the 3 km alone – Dandoon, this year’s ‘foxy’ race mascot will be cheering you on all the way to the finish line. Dandoon represents the Ruppell’s Sandfox and was chosen by Doha Bank as a meaningful mascot as it is a species prevalent in Qatar.

 

Doha Bank CEO, Mr. R. Seetharaman said “Doha Bank is committed to promoting the global cause for saving the environment continually throughout the year. The Green Run is just one of our major campaigns which is aimed to raise awareness and motivate people to do something about it even as they go about their daily lives. Every bit counts.”

Mr. Seetharaman also expressed his appreciation to the Ministry of Interior and thanked Colonel Mohammad Sa’ad Al Kharji, Head of Traffic and Patrol Department for their continuous support which is the key for the success of these events. Mr. Seetharaman continued that, “Along with promoting the global cause for saving the environment, we are also keen to promote Traffic Awareness and Road Accident Prevention and we are proud to act as a socially responsible organization that guides the community in Qatar though such events.”

Colonel Mohammad Sa’ad Al Kharji, said “We are proud to be associated with the Green Run initiative by Doha Bank and will extend our full support to ensure that this event is as successful as the past year’s events.”

People of diverse backgrounds - different age groups, communities and cultures are welcome to participate in the run and raise awareness of this worthy cause. The event promises to be a fun-filled evening with family and friends with lots of prizes to be given away. There will be many fun competitions for adults and children before the start of the run.

Live entertainment will include modern and folkloric dance and music. A Jazz band and DJ will keep the atmosphere electric and cheer the participants from the sidelines.

A mandatory medical fitness check up will also be done when participants register for the run. The registration centres are at the Tawasol Customer Care Center on C-Ring Road, City, Intercontinental Hotel as well as the mobile branches at Corniche, Lulu, Aspire Park and the Gulf Cinema during weekends.

For participants the run is an additional opportunity to provide feedback on Doha Bank’s services as well as gather information on the bank’s wide range of products, many of which are unique and one of a kind in Qatar. Among the latest being Doha Sooq, its latest award winning ecommerce initiative (www.dohasooq.com) – where people can buy, sell, trade and yes, win fabulous prizes for doing so. Doha Sooq is Middle East’s first e-mall site by a leading financial institution that offers online shopping and delivery of items anywhere in Qatar.

The run, also reinforces Doha Bank’s green message as the bank to have introduced the very first Green Account in Qatar, wherein all banking transactions are done through electronic channels, thus rationalizing the use of paper. Being pioneers of promoting Green in the region it also introduced the Green Card, where in customers accumulate loyalty points and contribute it towards green causes through international organizations.

There will be a draw for the super millionaire prize through the popular and exceptional Al Dana Savings Scheme that gives every customer a chance to win QR 1 Million with every QR 1000 deposited in their savings account or the Doha Millionaire Certificate.

On December 11, the day of the run, last minute registrations and medical check up are available from 12 noon. The run starts at the Intercontinental Hotel at 3 pm. Prize distribution will be at 4 pm, followed by an entertainment show and the Al Dana millionaire draw. The evening will conclude with a raffle draw for the audience.

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