Formation of Ministry:
His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, formed The Ministry of Sports and Culture by an Emiri decree issued at the Amiri Diwan on 17/4 / 1437H corresponding to 27/01/2016 by merging the Ministries of Youth& Sports and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage.
THE Emir His Highness issued the Emiri Decision No 4 of 2016 amending some provisions of the Emiri Decision No 16 of 2014 setting certain competencies of the ministries and defined the functions of the ministry in article (10).
“The Ministry of Culture and Sports is responsible for preservation of culture, arts and heritage highlighting its national and Islamic characteristics, preparation of studies and researches- related to it. |It is also responsible for organizing programs and celebrating national events, Regulating license to own and establish radio, television and audiovisual broadcasting stations, monitoring the press, publications and broadcast materials and issuing license for them. The ministry focusses on the youth to develop their skills, and help them to perform their duties and raise the level of sports in the country to the point of excellence.
The ministry will have general supervision of sports, youth and concerned authorities in the State to support and coordinate their works it is also responsible for setting conditions and standards for the establishment of clubs, centers, committees and associations for youth and sports and issuing license for them.
The ministry will ensure involvement of youth in conferences, courses and competitions, camps, trips and national and international festivals, will sponsor talented people to develop their skills and will conduct national and national sporting events”
A Brief of the Ministry of Culture, Art and Heritage:
The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage was established in the midst 0f 2008, following several stages. It was the first entity in the ministry in 1998. Formation of Ministry of Culture and Arts has actually started since the establishment of the Department of Culture and Arts in 1976 as a unit of the Ministry of Information and later it was transferred to the Ministry of Education and Culture in 1977.
Ministry of Youth and Sports:
The Ministry of Youth and Sports was established by an Emiri Decree No. 16 of 2014 to promote youth and develop their skills, help them to perform their duties and raise the level of sports in the country to the point of excellence. And it was also concerned with supervision of the concerned authorities in the State to support and coordinate their works it was responsible for setting terms and standards for the establishment of clubs, centers, committees and associations for youth and sports and issuing license for them.