President Yameen to honor individuals who commit the Quran to memory

President Abdulla Yameen will award a ‘President’s Medal’ to individuals who commit the Quran, in its entirety, to memory.

The medal will be awarded two individuals at the Republic Day official reception on November 11 this year.

According to the President’s Office, the medal intends to reward individuals who memorise the Quran in its entirety “for their lofty achievement, and to encourage more individuals to undertake this noble feat.”

Yameen’s administration has introduced a number of new awards and restarted awards given out by former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom  – these include the Rehendhi Award which recognizes women for contribution to national development and the Fehifai Award for individuals and organisations for contribution to environmental protection.