Ceremony in commemorating 130th Armed Forces Day has been held

Updated: 14-09-2022, 05:36


Ceremony in commemorating the 130th Armed Forces Day has been held.

Guest of honor at the ceremony held on September 13th at the drill square of Kalhuthukkalaa Koshi was President of the Republic of Maldives and Commander-In-Chief of MNDF, His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The president also addressed the audience present.

A guard of honor was observed by the Maldivian military with the arrival of President of the Republic of Maldives and Commander-In-Chief of MNDF, His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Minister of Defence Uza Mariya Ahmed Didi also addressed the attendees while Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdulla Shamaal delivered the opening and welcoming remarks at the ceremony.

A video presentation depicting the highlights and advancements of MNDF was presented at the ceremony held and individuals who gained prestige for both the country and this institution were awarded “Letter of Commendation” at the hand of President of the Republic of Maldives and Commander-In-Chief of MNDF.

Minister of Defence Uza Mariya Ahmed Didi handed the letters of commendation to the units of MNDF that provided distinctive services of operational duties, social services, community development, engineering, logistic support, and medical services.

Individuals who earned commendations, ribbons, and medals for the exceptional bravery in the field of operation were awarded at the hand of Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdulla Shamaal.

Vice Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef presented shields of appreciation to those individuals who have contributed significantly to the services provided by MNDF for the public.

The ceremony consisted of the narration of creed of MNDF, which was administered by Vice Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef. Moreover, a display showcasing the operational capabilities of the MNDF was exhibited and two songs were performed by the military band of MNDF Arts and Ceremonial Service.

Attendees at the occasion included President of the Republic of Maldives and Commander-In-Chief of MNDF, His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Vice President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Faisal Naseem,  Minister of Defence Uza Mariya Ahmed Didi, Government Ministers, Foreign Ambassadors, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdulla Shamaal, Vice Chief of Defence Force Brigadier General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef, General Officers, Senior Officers of MNDF, Honored Retirees, and several other rank soldiers.