Maldives Victory Day

MNDF to host Victory Run this year as well

  • 2019 marks the 31st year since the coup to overthrow the government of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
  • The run was held in 2018 as well

Zunana Zalif
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K. Male' 2019 Nov 01 | Fri 17:47 1,627 local

A past victory run held by the MNDF - MNDF

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has scheduled a “Victory Run” in commemoration of the public holiday, Maldives Victory Day.

The run will begin on the morning of 2 November from Kalhuthukkalaakoshi, where a large number of officers will participate.

Officers will begin the run at 6am towards west, one round around capital city Malé on outlying road Boduthakurufaanu Magu and the run will end back at the starting point.

The activity revolves around lifting the spirits of the people in celebration of the victorious triumph of Maldives army back in 1988, when a terrorist group from Sri Lanka attempted a coup d’état during the administration of long-term ruler former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

The run will also honor the martyrs of 3 November, who died in battle against the terrorists and was held last year as well.

The attempted coup in capital city Malé took the lives of 19 Maldivians and a Maldivian, Abdulla Luthufee is being tried for masterminding the coup.

3 November is annually celebrated as the Victory Day to mark the defeat of the attempted coup where a handful of Maldivians committed treason to threaten Maldives independence. Following the attack, the government of India was quick to send in troops to the rescue.

Last updated at: 1 week ago | Reviewed by: Simaha Naseem

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