H E Sheikh Hamad said the pillars of development laid down by the
State of Qatar, under the wise leadership of the Emir H H Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim
bin Hamad Al Thani, defines Qatar’s path to development and
contributes to community development by ensuring a decent life for
all and rendering advanced levels of growth and prosperity to keep
pace with international advancements.
He also lauded considerable efforts by H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Al Misnad, wife of HH the Emir, in the areas of education, health
and culture besides supporting woman and empowering her to
participate alongside her fellow man in the process of development.
Every December 18th, we celebrate our National Day in commemoration
of the historic day in 1878 when Shaikh Jassim, the founder of the
State of Qatar, succeeded his father, Shaikh Muhammad Bin Thani, as
the ruler and led the country toward unity.
This national occasion emphasizes our identity and history, embodies
the ideals and visionary aspirations that this country was founded
on, and pays homage to the great men and women who participated in
building our nation.
December 18th is the day we remember how our national unity was
achieved and how we became a distinct, and respected nation out of a
society torn apart by conflicting tribal loyalties, devoid of
security and order, and overrun by invaders