Muscat, 8 September2019 Building further on its community well-being initiatives, Eshraqa, the social development arm of Khimji Ramdas, extended its support to Al Qarha Beach Football Tournament organized by Al Qarha sports team in Wilayat Suwaiq. The 2nd edition of the competition was held over 5 days and witnessed a variety of games including beach football; sack races; and musical chairs for children in addition to a wide range of entertainment and sports for little ones. The event also featured traditional games such as the Hawalis for the elder participants; while inviting great enthusiasm and participation across age groups.
The winners across all play-offs were awarded during the closing ceremony, which was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Saeed Hamad Hilal al Saadi, Member of the Shura Council representing Wilayat Suwaiq, in the presence of Ali Abdulla Al Ghaddani, Vice President of Suwaiq Club.
On the occasion, Nailesh Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas reiterated the conglomerate’s commitment, through Eshraqa, to support the local communities around the Sultanate especially the initiatives that aim to spread the spirit of unity within different segments of society and encourage them to practice various sports including the traditional games that need to be passed down in the community for generations.
The tournament received record participation within the gaming segments with over 124 youth and senior citizens competing in the various sports including beach football; the traditional games including tug of war; in addition to more than 80 children partaking in musical chairs and sack races.
His Excellency Sheikh Saeed Hamad Hilal al Saadi expressed his admiration for hard work and the tremendous effort afforded by the organizers, and encouraged them to host similar activities and events in the communities. He called upon various entities within the private sector to extend their support towards these initiatives that bring unity and camaraderie to the community.
Highlighting the important role these initiatives play in bringing the community together; Qassem Mohamed Khamees AlSheedy, Supervisor General of Al Qarha 2nd Tournament for Beach Football and Traditional Sports 2019’ in Suwaiq extended his heartfelt gratitude to Eshraqa and to Suwaiq Club for their collaboration and support towards the youth in particular and the whole community in general.