President Abdulla Yameen has reconstituted the Special Awards Committee following the end of the previous committee’s three-year term.
Foreign minister Dr. Mohamed Asim was appointed as the chairman of the committee.
Other members on the committee are: Dr. Ibrahim Zakariyya Moosa, Dr. Mariyam Suzie Adam, Aishath Shaheen and Abdul Azeez Yoosuf.
The awards are conferred to honor and encourage exceptional academic achievements, and to encourage innovation and skills in areas of importance for the country.
President’s Office says the Special Awards will be presented during this year’s Independence Day function.