KUWAIT: Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, was honored to host the Kuwaiti shooting champion Fehaid Al-Deehani upon his return to Kuwait with the gold medal from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, after his historical achievement. The reception took place at the company’s headquarters and was attended by Ooredoo’s executive managers and departments’ heads.
The champion was welcomed with ‘Al-Arda’ show performed by ‘Dayem’ band, followed by an honorary ceremony, where Deehani then met with Ooredoo’s employees. During his visit, Ooredoo Kuwait CEO and General Manager, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani, welcomed and honored Deehani for his historical achievement with a Diamond line of lifetime free calls and internet.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani expressed his pride to host Kuwait’s champion Fehaid Al-Deehani and honored him for his unprecedented achievement at one of the worlds most respected and prestigious sports events, which has raised the name of Kuwait internationally. He said: “Al-Deehani’s achievement brings pride to the State of Kuwait and the Arab world. We look forward to further achievements as such and wish him the best of luck”.
Commenting on the reception, Champion Fehaid Al-Deehani said: “It is a great honor to be celebrated this way – I am very grateful for Ooredoo’s kind gesture to celebrate this victory with all of Kuwait, and I’m very grateful for this great reception. It’s truly wonderful with companies show that they care to celebrate with the people.”
A special gift
It is worth mentioning that Ooredoo was a forerunner in celebrating Deehani and honoring him with a diamond line with of lifetime free calls and internet. Additionally, Ooredoo’s gift to the people of Kuwait on this happy occasion was 24 hours of free local and international calls for all postpaid clients on Sunday, 14 August, 2016.
This gesture comes in line with Ooredoo’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, which focuses on caring, connecting and challenging. In a statement made to the press, the company stressed that the Kuwaiti champion embodied great values of challenge and aspiration in achieving the gold medal despite the obstacles. Deehani won the golden medal in the men’s double trap shooting competition on Wednesday, beating the Italian shooter Marco Innocenti at 28 – 27.
The most achiever
Deehani previously won Kuwait’s first Olympic medal in Sydney 2000 where he was rewarded the bronze medal, and won another bronze medal in London 2012. Ooredoo’s award for the winner comes amidst nation-wide celebrations of the athlete’s victory.
Ooredoo continues to support youth, one of the most important and valuable segments in society, including athletes. Ooredoo’s support comes from its deep-rooted belief in the importance of empowering youth, as the future of Kuwait is built with their hands.
From the event
The number of attendees from both employees and headquarters’ customers exceeded our expectations. Hundreds were present at the ground floor to welcome the champion Fehaid Al-Deehani. The humble champion insisted on staying and taking pictures with all the employees. Deehani expressed his love for the authentic Arabian rifle-hunting hobby called Al-Qanas.