President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih presenting awards to recipients of National Awards and Special Medals on October 7, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)
The National Award of Honor has been conferred to four individuals, and the National Award of Recognition has been conferred to 14 individuals.
Recipients were presented their awards by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the special ceremony held at Republic Square tonight to mark this year’s National Day. The recipients were selected by the National Awards Committee – constituted by the President for the task.
The National Award of Honor was presented to four individuals specializing in four different areas – one of which was awarded posthumously. They are:
Late Ibrahim Hussain Fulhu – in the area of recitation and teaching of the Holy Quran
Hassan Labeeb - In the area of Dhivehi literature
Dr. Hamid Rasheed - Contributions to the health sector
Malla Lhathuthu - Contributions to the field of sports
The National Award of Recognition was conferred to 13 individuals and one organization this year. They are:
Al’khafiza Latheefa Ahmed - In the area of recitation and teaching of the Holy Quran
Abdulla Jameel - In the area of Dhivehi literature
Fathuhulla Ahmed - In the area of Dhivehi literature
Sharaful Hudha Mohamed - Contributions in the field of teaching
Ihavandhoo Masveringe Gulhun (Imagu) - Contributions in social work
Mohamed Rashid - Contributions in social work
Yoosuf Riffath - Contributions to the tourism sector
Fathimath Shifa Moosa Didi - Contributions to promoting arts and crafts
Dr. Mohamed Kinaanath - Contributions to the field of information
Ibrahim Mohamed - Contributions to the field of sports
Ali Rasheed – Contributions to the field of sports
Fathimath Saliya - Contributions to the field of sports
Maimoona - In the area of Visual Arts
Arushad Ashraf - In the area of Youth development
In tonight’s ceremony, the National Award for Special Achievement and Special Medal for Memorizing the Holy Quran was also presented.
The National Award for Special Achievement was conferred to 11 recipients this year; six individuals who had attained exceptional distinction in completing studies at MQA rank 10 and four individuals who achieved the highest-ranking position in a higher academic course between MQA rank 7 and 9. Out of these four individuals – three attained the highest rank in MQA rank 7 courses and one attained the highest rank in a MQA rank 9 course.
Individuals awarded for attaining exceptional distinction in completing studies at MQA rank 10 (PhD):
Dr. Mohamed Muneez
Dr. Fathimath Nishan
Dr. Mohamed Zahir
Dr. Mariyam Shareefa
Dr. Aishath Waheeda
Dr. Visal Moosa
Individuals awarded for achieving the highest-ranking position in a higher academic course at MQA rank 7, 8 or 9:
In addition to these ten individuals – Al-Qari Ahmed Rasheed Abdul Qadir was also awarded the National Award for Special Achievement in recognition of his outstanding performance in innovating an internationally recognized software for Dhivehi Braille to a standard recognized by the government for improving literacy amongst the blind.
The special medal for committing the Holy Quran to memory at the highest level was presented to 11 individuals this year. They are:
Al-Hafiza Aneesa Ahmed
Al-Hafiz Salman Mohamed Latheef
Al-Hafiz Mohamed Nahil Azmeel
Al-Hafiza Latheefa Mohamed
Al-Hafiz Aahil Mohamed Zahir
Al-Hafiza Athifa Abdul Bari
Al-Hafiz Mohamed Mithyah Salman
Al-Hafiz Mohamed Asham Ali
Al-Hafiza Aishath Thoola Anwar
Al-Hafiz Lail Hussain Hameed
Al-Hafiza Aishath Shuba Shah
Speaking at the ceremony – President Solih congratulated all the recipients of the National Awards and Special Medals.