Kahramaa honoured for backing Tarsheed short film competition

July 09, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

Doha: Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation —  (Kahramaa) — was felicitated yesterday in a ceremony at Sharq Hotel & Spa, organised by Doha Film Institute (DFI), for coordinating a short film contest on Tarsheed theme.

Senior officials of both organisations, environment champions, contestants and guests were present.

The Certificate of Appreciation was received by Fahad Al Saud Hanzab, Head, Legal Monitoring Section, Conservation and Energy Efficiency Department, Kahramaa.

Three best short films on the theme which were declared winners out of 49 entries during the second Tarsheed anniversary, were screened. 

Other best five movies were also screened and selected for sponsorship and display in schools across Qatar under Tarsheed Training Programme. 

All these runners-up were also felicitated.

The contest was organised in April this year as part of a memorandum of understanding signed between Kahramaa and DFI to create awareness about the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed). 

It aimed to promote values of Tarsheed among people by involving them in the cause through their audio-visual creativity.

DFI invited entries for short filmmaking contest under the ‘Conserving electricity and water’ theme. The films were of one to three minutes and submitted to DFI. 

By organising and coordinating such events, Kahramaa is committed to its responsibility for providing sustainable resources for electricity and water for the benefit of the nation and for improving the quality life for generations to come in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 which calls for environmental management and protection to ensure harmony and consistency with economic and social development.

Tarsheed, launched in 2012 under the patronage of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al  Thani, is marching towards achieving good result. It has achieved great progress in terms of electricity and water conservation last year.

Its main aim is to reduce per capita water and electricity consumption by 35 and 20 percent  until 2017.

The Peninsula