The Special Awards Committee at the President’s Office announces that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih would present the Special Medal for Memorising the Holy Quran and National Award for Special Achievement at the official reception held to mark the National Day. It is customary for these two accolades to be awarded to their respective recipients at official receptions held to celebrate Republic Day.

The decision to change the date for presenting the Quran memorisation and special achievement awards this year was made following an increase in the number of recipients presented with the National Award for Public Service. The Republic Day reception this year would now only feature conferral of the National Award for Public Service.