Maldives has won multiple awards in the South Asian Youth Summit (SAYS) 2017 including the Best Country Award, Best Ambassador Award, and the Global Youth Award.
The Maldivian delegation was awarded the best country award. Aishath Rafiyya, who is also an International Youth Committee (IYC) Ambassador won the Best Ambassador Award and the Global Youth Award 2017 for her work in empowering women in Maldives. The Global Youth Award is the highest youth award by IYC.
Furthermore, Maldivian delegate, Ismail Rifau won the 1st runner-up for People’s Choice Leader Award. He lost by a small margin to Vikram Nayanth of India.
Awards were announced at the closing ceremony of SAYS 2017, held at the Swosti Hotel in Bhubaneswar City this Wednesday night.