The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation, recently hosted a tree-planting ceremony as part of its popular ‘Ghars’ campaign.
The event, attended by Russian ambassador Nurmakhmad Kholov, was in line with Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture.
The tree-planting ceremony, held at the Oxygen Park at Education City, was also attended by Machaille al-Naimi, president of Community Development, QF, as well as other QF officials, ambassadors, representatives from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and members of the public, highlighting QBG’s efforts to encourage the community to engage in ‘green’ initiatives.
Fatima Saleh al-Khulaifi, project manager, QBG, said: “We are pleased to welcome the Russian embassy to our event in conjunction with the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, signifying cultural cooperation between the two countries.
“QBG launched the ‘Ghars’ tree-planting campaign as one of its initiatives to protect and preserve the environment and build an environmentally-conscious community, not only in Qatar but across the region and the whole world. QBG’s efforts are in line with the UN’s goals for sustainable development and the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Kholov said: “I am pleased to be a part of this event organised by QBG. There is no doubt that QBG contributes to the intellectual and cultural value of Qatar Foundation – educating the community about Islam, and helping to position Qatar as a modern scientific and educational centre.”
QBG regularly organises tree-planting activities to promote the importance of environmental awareness among community members, and the ‘Ghars’ campaign is part of the organisation’s goal of cultivating 2,022 trees by the 2022 FIFA World Cup.