News | 12nd International Marmi Festival Was Held
Publish Date : 2021-01-31
12nd International Marmi Festival Was Held

The 12th International Hunting and Falconry (Marmi) Festival, in which World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) President Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan attended, took place in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

In his speech at the closing of the festival when the winning contestants are awarded, WEC President Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan thanked the Qatar Al Gannas Society, one of the first of WEC’s members and a prolific one, for their contributions to raising the awareness of traditional sports.

Erdoğan also expressed the importance of Qatar Al Gannas Society with the words “Al Gannas Society is one of the first of WEC’s members and maintains its international support for the revival of traditional sports.” Referring to the humane and social aspects of traditional sports, Erdoğan emphasized the value of the Marmi Festival saying, “Traditional sports are an opportunity for human beings to form friendships with animals, sometimes with horses, sometimes with camels, and here also with birds.” Thanking Al Gannas Society for arranging this beautiful organization in this context, Erdoğan ended his speech with wishes for success.