The National Awards Committee of the President’s Office announced on Wednesday the decision to present this year’s "National Award of Honour" to 10 recipients and the "National Award of Recognition" to 22 recipients.
The National Awards are conferred annually to recognise and encourage the efforts of individuals and organisations that contribute to the nation’s development and society’s benefit.
The recipients are vetted and selected by the National Awards Committee. This year, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will confer the National Award of Recognition on 19 individual recipients and three organisations. Five of this year’s National Award of Honour awardees will be previous National Award of Recognition recipients.
The President will present the awards at a special ceremony in Dharubaaruge at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022. The President will also deliver an address to the nation at the ceremony.