National Youth Awards 2016 has been conferred to eight individuals from various fields.
At the special ceremony held at Dharubaaruge convention centre on Wednesday night, the awards were distributed by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom.
The recipients of Youth Awards 2016 are:
Aishath Rafiyya- Volunteering
Mohamed Yameen- Vocational
Thoha Hussain- Environment Protection
Mohamed Shaarif- Trade and Economics
Muawwiz Rasheed- Crime Prevention
Hanaan Mohamed Naeem- Art and Culture
Ismail Farkhan- Sports
Ahmed Wanood- Efforts against drugs
Mohamed Azim from R. Meedhoo was conferred the Shaheed Jawad Umar Award while the Youth Ministry Special Award was conferred to Finance Minister Ahmed Munawwar.
Recipients will receive a cash prize of MVR 25,000 with the award.