President Nasheed presents ‘State Dignitary’ award to two public servants

President Mohamed Nasheed presented a ‘State Dignitary’ title for Mohamed Zahir Naseer and Hassan Didi in recognition of their services to the nation at a special function held today at the President’s Office.

Naseer worked as a public servant for 48 years, serving as foreign secretary, special secretary for the Minister of Health and advisor on youth welfare and recreation.He received an award for outstanding service to the public in 1979 and a recognition award in sports in 1991.

Didi worked as a public servant for 42 years, working as a special secretary, president’s secretary, director at the Department of Information and Broadcasting, secretary and senior undersecretary at the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, and was a member of the Anti Corruption Board. He received a national service award on the 25th anniversary of independence.