WTF Xavi wins the lottery in Doha Last updated 2 years ago 21:32 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty WTF Al Sadd Barcelona Primera División The 37-year-old midfielder was presented with a huge cheque after winning the top prize in the bank’s annual draw As well as a World Cup and multiple European Championship, Champions League and La Liga champion, former Barcelona and Spain star Xavi can now count himself a lottery winner.Just as the iconic midfielder has been a magnet for trophies throughout his career, it seems money just flies at him too, as another big cheque has been handed to him by Doha Bank.Spain 10/11 to beat Italy Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Less than a year after opening his account with the bank, the Spaniard has won 1 million Qatar riyals (€225,000) in their annual lottery and said he had been targeting the big prize all along.Former Barcelona footballer Xavi announced as Al Dana millionaire winner for June 2017 https://t.co/ogRINhzOXI #DohaBank pic.twitter.com/4F2VKVSuq4— Doha Bank (@DohaBankQatar) August 27, 2017“Winning the cash prize was an unexpected but welcome surprise,” Xavi, now playing with Qatari side Al Sadd, said. “I had opened my account in Doha Bank on the 5th of December, 2016, as I had taken interest in the Al Dana program after hearing about how Doha Bank encourages their customers to save money, and get a chance to become Millionaires, as well as the opportunity to win other cash prizes.”I started to invest with the Al Dana Savings program, aiming to win the QAR 1 Million.”The 37-year-old is said to be earning around €10 million per year with Al Sadd, but obviously doesn’t subscribe to famous adage that more money means more problems.
In an endeavour to promote Indian Handicrafts and Handlooms, Union Government had announced setting up of a Handicraft mega cluster in Kachchh. The mega cluster will focus on handcrafted items and craft based textiles. As a first step towards promoting crafts from this region, Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, a PSU under Ministry of Textiles has planned to organise Kachchh Mahotsav, an exhibition cum sale of exclusive handloom and craft based textiles from the region in its showroom at Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan on Janpath. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The exhibition was inaugurated by Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India at on 17 October.The exhibition focuses on Kachchh crafts from one of the most prolific regions of India such as soof, mirror work, rabari, ahir, patchwork and other embroidered products, ajrak, tie and dye, batik and block printed textile products, hand woven embroidered shawls, wooden lacquer ware, wood carvings, embroidered leather accessories, mud/clay work, rogan painting. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKachchh is known for its distinctive traditional crafts, from embroidery to jewellery-making and carving. Using simple materials the artisans create objects of great beauty. The visitors will be enthralled to witness the Kachchi crafts range from block printing on textiles, bandhni of the Khatris, patch work of Bhirandiyara, leather creations by Meghwal artisans, besides traditional wood and lacquer work and Rogan, the extremely fine lacquer work on cloth produced by the artisans of Chobari and Nirona villages, ajrakh printing from Khavda village to the exquisite beadwork of Rabari women. The folk embroidery of Kachchh is an ongoing and dynamic tradition. Some of the villages and communities have specialised for generations in certain crafts and thereby create masterpieces that delight a connoisseur. The visitors can also view live demonstration by the artisans and craft persons. The exhibition is on till 20 October. WHERE: Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Janpath WHEN: On till 20 October, 10 am to 7:30 pm