The Honourable Lady, Spouse of His Majesty the Sultan, presented the Royal Orders during a ceremony held at Al Barakah Palace today on the occasion of Omani Women’s Day. Image Credit: Supplied

Muscat: As Oman celebrated Omani Women’s Day yesterday, there was another reason that made the celebrations even more meaningful. His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik conferred the Order of Royal Commendations on five Omani women for their contribution to the nation. Another fifty Omani women from various other fields, and who had played a notable role country’s welfare and progress were also honoured during this occasion.

The Honourable Lady, Wife of His Majesty Sultan Haitham, presented the medals at Al Barakah Palace yesterday. The five women who were conferred the Order of the Royal Commendations were, Dr. Fatma bint Muhammad al Ajmiya, Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs in the Ministry of Health, who was conferred the Order of Royal Commendation, Second Class, Aisha bint Omar al Habshiyah, Farida bint Musa al Balushi, Zahra bint al Awfiya and Eng Yusra bint Khalaf al Subhiya who were conferred the Order of Royal Commendation, Third Class.

The Council of Ministers issued a statement on the occasion of Omani Women’s Day, congratulating the women and appreciating the efforts of Omani women in the building of the nation, reports a leading Arabic media.

The Council of Ministers message hailed the role of women who have participated in constructive roles in the national work. “Omani women have consolidated their achievements in various sectors in the government and private sectors. They have excelled in their role in representing Oman in regional and international forums. This is a token in support of their efforts, side-by-side with men, in the comprehensive development the country is witnessing,’ said the message.