Flag-hoisting ceremony held in Utheem to mark National Day

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed on Tuesday morning, participated in the commemorative flag hoisting ceremony held to mark Maldives’ National Day.

The ceremony was held at the ‘Ganduvaru Maidhaan’ in Utheemu Island in Haa Alifu atoll, at 0600 hours. Upon arrival, the President and the First Lady were greeted by the Minister of Defense, Mariya Ahmed Didi, and the Minister of Home Affairs, Sheikh Imran Abdulla. A special prayer was recited at the ceremony.

The President and the First Lady were accompanied by cabinet ministers and senior officials from the government at the ceremony.

The National Day is celebrated on the first of Rabī'al-Awwal every year.