The success of reforms can be measured by the level of peace and harmony that exists within society, states President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
He made the remark in his address on occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence.
In his address, President Solih said that changes imposed through disruption and violence do not result in peace and stability.
He said that the goal of celebrating the International Day of Non-Violence is to work towards social and political changes while avoiding violence and injustice.
The people want positive reforms and that this cannot be accomplished through power and brute force, he said.
President Solih was presented with a special badge to commemorate the day by the Home Ministry.
The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated on October 2.
The day has been observed by the United Nations since 2007, with the aim of promoting dialogue concerning peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence.