President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has conferred the National Award of Honour to 10 recipients and the National Award of Recognition to 22 recipients. The recipients were presented with the honours at the official ceremony held at Dharubaaruge to confer this year’s National Awards.
The recipients of the National Award of Honour received commemorative shields and badges, while recipients of the National Award of Recognition received commemorative plaques from the President.
The National Awards Committee, constituted by the President to determine recipients for this prestigious award, selected the recipients.
The 10 recipients who received the National Award of Honour are:
1- Mr. Mohamed Shahid Haleem- For his outstanding contributions in the field of Dhivehi Language and Literature.
2- Mr. Hassan Shakir Mohamed- For his outstanding contributions in the field of Dhivehi Language and Literature.
3- Mr. Abdulla- For his perseverance to sustain the traditional and cultural practice, especially in Toddy Tapping.
4- Dr. Ahmed Anwar- For his outstanding service and expert contribution to the development and growth of the Education Sector.
5- Mr. Ahmed Nashid- For his pioneering initiatives and outstanding service in development and expansion of private Health Care sector.
6- Mr. Mohamed Zahir- For his outstanding service to protecting the environment and raising public awareness.
7- Ms. Zareena Ahmed Didi - For her longstanding social service, especially in the field of health.
8- Mr. Ahmed Ali Maniku- For his outstanding contribution and diligent efforts to build and foster the local Scouts Movement.
9- Mr. Mohamed Salih- For his outstanding service in the development, expansion and diversification of trade and economy.
10- Ms. Abidha Ismail Ali- For her longstanding service in Arts and Crafts.
The 22 recipients who received the National Award of Recognition are:
1- Qari Mohamed Waheed- For his remarkable efforts to promote Quranic studies and recitation.
2- Sheikh Ilyas Hussain- For his excellent and continued efforts to promote religious awareness.
3- Dr. Ali Zahir- For his excellent and continued efforts to promote religious awareness.
4- Mr. Ibrahim Mamdhooh- For promoting and showcasing traditional Maldivian music and dance.
5- Mr. Ali Naseer- For his innovative and successful methods of teaching.
6- Maldives Autism Association- For the exceptional service in the field of special needs education and promoting public awareness.
7- Ms. Aishath Zaeema- For her contribution in strengthening special needs education and awareness raising.
8- Uza. Mariyam Shunana- For her contribution to promoting legal literacy and pro-bono legal service.
9- Mr. Ibrahim Shahid- For his excellent and continued efforts in promoting tourism.
10- Ms. Mariyam Noordeen- For her remarkable efforts to build and foster local capacities and skills in tourism and hospitality industry.
11- Mr. Abdulla Ali- For his commitment and dedication to volunteerism.
12- Mr. Ali Yoosuf- For his humanitarian service as a dedicated blood donor.
13- Muni Enterprises Private Limited- For developing and expanding commerce and industry.
14- Mr. Adheel Ismail- For introducing and promoting new enterprises.
15- Ms. Joodhy Khalid- For her remarkable and continued efforts to promote arts and craftsmanship especially in culinary skills.
16- Mr. Fahd Faiz- For his excellent efforts to promote recreational diving.
17- Ms. Aishath Ibrahim- For her remarkable efforts to build local skills in hair care and beauty service.
18- Mr. Mohamed Hamdhoon- For his remarkable efforts to promote responsible journalism and reporting.
19- Sergeant Major Ismail Madhi- For his dedicated service as a professional shooting instructor.
20- Mr. Mohamed Jaushan Shareef- For his exceptional service as a sports lawyer
21- D Tune Band- For their unwavering efforts to promote and showcase music and singing.
22- Mr. Hassan Farhan Mohamed- For his remarkable efforts to empowering and promoting youth leadership through volunteerism.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Solih congratulated all recipients of the awards presented tonight.
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.