National Youth Awards 2016 has been presented to eight recipients.
The Chief Guest at the function held on Tuesday night at Dharubaaruge was the Minister of Economic Affairs Mohamed Saeed.
Six young people received the National Youth Award in six categories while two young people received the special award given by the Minister of Youth.
The recipients of National Youth Awards 2016 are;
Hafsy Abdulla (Furavehi, N. Landhoo) - for his service to the sports sector
Ibrahim Mamdhooh (Harubee Boduberu Group)- for his service to arts and culture
Abdulla Niyam (Nelivaru, HA. Kela)- for his service to trade and economics
Moosa Ibrahim (Three Rose, N. Holhudhoo)- for his service to sports
Nasrulla Niyaz – for his service against drugs
Dhimna Shakir (Guldhasthaage, S.Feydhoo)- for her volunteer work
Hassan Saaid – Youth Minister’s Special Award
Abdulla Nashaath (Ma. Gulshankinaaraa) – Youth Minister’s Special Award
The National Youth Awards are presented to appreciate and encourage young people between the ages of 18 and 35, who contribute exemplary services to the country. Twenty people were nominated for the award this year.
Recipients of the award received MVR 25,000.