President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has unveiled Rinbudhoo 'Cultural Road' and initiated the 'Mariyam-Maa' campaign.
President Solih inaugurated both the Rinbudhoo 'Cultural Road' and the 'Mariyam-Maa' campaign at a special ceremony on Wednesday, as part of his 2-day visit to Southern Nilandhe Atoll Rinbudhoo.
President Solih arrived at Rinbudhoo on Wednesday evening where the residents of the island gave him a warm welcome.
The Rinbudhoo 'Cultural Road' is a series of murals on the island showcasing Maldivian heritage and folklore.
According to the island's Councillors, the 'Cultural Road' was developed to promote local tourism at Rinbudhoo and was painted by members of the Maldivian Artists Community (MAC).
As such, President Solih presented the artists with certificates of appreciation during the special ceremony in recognition of their artwork.
The President also inaugurated the 'Mariyam-Maa' campaign on Wednesday and distributed fruit baskets as part of the program launch.
The campaign seeks to raise awareness and promote systems to advance the health and well-being of infants and pregnant women.
As the campaigns main demographic is new parents and infants, the program will provide financial and other necessary assistance required by pregnant women.
Wednesday's ceremony also featured cultural items and a portrayal of the islanders' day-to-day routines. Moreover, the President was presented with a commemorative gift from the Island Council.
In addition to inaugurating the ‘Cultural Road' and "Mariyam-maa" programme, the president also attended Rinbudhoo School's 50th Anniversary Ceremony as the Guest of Honour on Wednesday night.
Further, the President will also hold discussions with the Island Council and representatives from major institutions of the island to address any issues, concerns or requests the residents may have during his two-day visit.