Zulfa Ibrahim today has been appointed by President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan to the recently reconstituted National Awards Committee.
According to the President’s Office, the appointment was made following the withdrawal of Aishath Mohamed Solih from the committee.
The National Awards Committee, which decides on public figures to honour for their work in societal development in fields such as health, agriculture and the arts, was reformed on April 9, after the previous body completed their allotted three year term.
The awards committee is designed to function independently from the government, which in turn will respect any decision made, according to the President’s Office.
The national awards were last held in November 2011 and conferred by former President Mohamed Nasheed.