Ensuring eased livelihoods and a ‘Jazeera’ lifestyle for all communities across the country without discrimination and bias, is the best way to honor the country, says President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
The president made this remark while speaking at the official ceremony held to mark the National Day in Utheemu Island of Haa Alif atoll.
As such, taking the podium at the event the president shed light on the sacrifices made by Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam to free the Maldives from Portuguese occupation and stated that the revered hero’s most notable contribution to the country was the preservation of its national identity.
Shedding light on the qualities attributed to Muhammad Thakurufaanu and how he had envisioned the country, President Solih noted how the hero was known for being friendly, compassionate and kind to guests.
With this being said, the president stated that the hospitality industry in the Maldives is famous for, and was grounded on these qualities and principles.
Highlighting how there are very few historical sites such as the Utheemu Ganduvaru in the Maldives now, the president stressed on the significance of preserving the country’s history, culture and traditions.
Going on to touch down on the incumbent administration’s efforts to protect the heritage sites in Maldives’, President Solih mentioned the restorative work done on the Kalhuvakaru Mosque in the capital, Malé City.
As such, he stated that historical sites and artifacts are being “carefully” protected under a management policy at present.
The president went on to highlight the significance of instilling in the youth Islamic morals such as equality and justice as well as raising a generation that is aware of the environment’s changing conditions.
First Lady Fazna Ahmed, some cabinet ministers and senior government officials accompanied the president at Tuesday’s ceremony.
A colorful program is going-on in Utheem to celebrate this year's National Day.