National Awards Committee opens nominations for this year’s national awards today. At a press conference at the President’s Office this morning, Chairman of the Committee Mr Mahmood Razee and the members of the Committee provided the details of the awards.

National awards will be conferred once a year, beginning this year’s Republic Day.

The government will confer two categories of national awards each year – Awards of Honour and Awards of Recognition.

Government authorities and statutory bodies can make nominations for national awards. Individuals, private companies, non-government organisations can also nominate others or themselves for national awards.

The nominations forms are to be submitted to the President’s Office before 1 pm on 15 September.

Nomination forms are available from the President’s Office during office hours, and can also be downloaded from the President’s Office website,