The Indian High Commission has donated MVR 55,000 (US$3,567) to three local NGOs in recognition of their service to the community.
At a function on Thursday night at Iskandhar School to mark the India-Maldives friendship day, President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik presented commemorative plagues to the NGOs –Care Society, Maldives Autism Association and Haemophilia Society of Maldives.
While Care Society and the Autism Association were gifted MVR 25,000 each, the Haemophilia Society was given MVR 5,000.
Senior government officials, MPs and Indian expatriates living in Male’ attended the ceremony on Thursday, which also featured entertainment.
The event was held to mark the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.