Doha 07th April 2014: Qatar Armed Forces on Sunday celebrated the start of the first session of the national service programme for University graduates.
Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Major General Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Pilot Ghanim bin Shaheen Al Ghanim attended the event at Al Shamal Camp (Hamad Mechanical Battalion).
HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Major General Hamad bin Ali Al-Attiyah said: “It is a great honour in this day to open this great national project which our wise leadership, led by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, gave considerable attention to its application because of its paramount importance.”
“We are very pleased for our success in the implementation of the project, which we have been assigned to study seven years ago and we have made endeavours in order to meet this demand by HH the Emir because it serves the Qatari society and contribute to building the community. We managed to achieve the goal at the beginning of this first session of the national service, and we wish the recruits every success in order to be the nucleus of the future in Qatar,” he added.
The system of national service will greatly serve the Qatari society because it will be the nucleus for training young Qataris on a lot of things that are in the interests of the country, according to Al-Attiyah.
The first session is being attended by 500 recruits. Commander of the students training centre Brigadier Mohammed Ayyadi Al Misfir asked recruits to take advantage of the course and to show full commitment to military discipline.
He provided guidance related to the course’s programme, sport and military training as well as the theoretical lectures it will cover and answered the recruits’ questions and inquiries.
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