The Special Award Committee revealed on Thursday that 39 individuals will receive the National Award for Special Achievement this year.
The awards are set to be given during a special ceremony on November 10, at Dharubaaruge to commemorate this year's Republic Day.
Recipients of the award include one who achieved an outstanding accomplishment in attaining the highest academic qualification (PhD) in the Maldives National Qualifications Framework, 32 recipients who achieved the highest rank in an academic or skill training course, and six individuals who achieved the highest rank in an international exhibition or competition.
The Special Recognition Award will also be given to two national sports teams this year.
Additionally, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will present medals to 16 individuals who earned the title of Hafiz for memorising the Holy Quran, and 17 students who achieved the top position in the world in various subjects.
Furthermore, two scouts will be awarded a special plaque of recognition while five scouts will be awarded the President’s Scout badge and six scouts are to be awarded the Baden Powell badge.