Vice President Faisal Naseem states that the senior citizens center developed in Male’ City will open soon.
He made the announcement while speaking at a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Maldives Senior Citizens Association, held Monday night.
Speaking at the ceremony, Faisal said the development of the senior citizens center was complete, and that it would open soon.
An additional center is being developed in Hulhumale’.
Faisal also announced the government’s plans to open similar centers in the atolls.
“Senior citizens centers will not only benefit the elderly, but the youth as well,” he said.
Faisal said that senior citizens had provided years of valuable services to the nation and the state, and stressed the importance of honoring their contributions, and learning from their experience.
A country advances by utilizing the thoughts and ideas of people of all ages, he said.
At the ceremony, Faisal launched “Dhivehi Is’rahvehinnah, Loaiybaa’eku” (With Love, for Maldivian Senior Citizens), a book by Mohamed ‘Madulu’ Waheed donated to the Maldives Senior Citizens Association.
He also received a copy of “Khidhumathuge Handhaanthah” (Memories of Service), authored by Badruddin Naseer, a member of the association and recipient of the Order of the Dignified Rule of the Dhiyamigili Dynasty (ODRDD).
The book details the author’s experiences in radio broadcasting.