First Lady Fazna Ahmed has launched the new edition of the cookbook ‘Zeenaaru.’ Originally written and published by the late Naila Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu, it is dedicated to her two daughters and students she taught in Aminiya School. The new edition of the book, published by one of her daughters, includes new and enhanced recipes.
In her message about the book, the First Lady spoke in admiration and praise of the late Naila Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu. The First Lady described her as one who dedicated her life to preparing children for adulthood. The First Lady lauded the late Naila Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu’s stand against discrimination and advocating for equality.
The First Lady concluded her remarks by expressing her hope that the cookbook would be helpful to everyone in the society, especially one which values gender equality. Zeenaru covers a comprehensive range of traditional Maldivian recipes, alongside recipes of some international dishes.