In a remarkable and insightful tribute to his life and journey, Vice President Faisal Naseem has officially launched his autobiography, capturing the hearts and minds of readers across the nation. The highly anticipated book, authored by Ahmed Saail Ali, was unveiled on the auspicious occasion of Vice President Naseem’s 50th birthday, at a special ceremony attended by distinguished guests and well-wishers.
The launch event, held under the distinguished patronage of Chancellor of the Islamic University of Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Zahir Hussain, was graced by the presence of Vice President Naseem’s close family members, dear friends, colleagues, along with parliamentarians, state dignitaries, and high-ranking government officials.
Titled “My Journey: A Chronicle of Service and Leadership,” the biography delves into the life of Vice President Naseem, tracing his humble beginnings to his current role as the nation’s esteemed Vice President. The book provides an intimate account of his formative years, educational pursuits, political engagements, and his deep commitment to social causes and personal experiences.
Throughout the compelling narrative, Vice President Naseem’s unwavering dedication to social service and community welfare shines through. From a young age, he embarked on a journey of selfless service, commencing his social work in 1986. A notable milestone was the establishment of the Faisal Foundation, a voluntary organization that has touched lives across various sectors, including health, education, and sports, in different parts of the Maldives.
The biography is adorned with numerous untold stories from Vice President Naseem’s life, featuring enlightening interviews with key individuals who have played pivotal roles in his journey. One such testimonial comes from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who lauded Vice President Naseem’s unwavering honesty and dedication to his responsibilities.
Beyond his significant contributions to society, the book also highlights Vice President Naseem’s achievements in the tourism sector. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the renowned University of Birmingham, UK, and a Masters in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, he carved a path of excellence and distinction in his professional pursuits.
Venturing into the realm of politics in 2004, Vice President Naseem was entrusted with drafting the Constitution as a Parliament member representing Gnaviyani Atoll. In 2014, his political acumen led to victory as the representative of Kaashidhoo constituency. Subsequently, he emerged as the running mate for President Solih in 2018, culminating in their triumphant victory in the presidential election.
A beacon of sincerity and commitment, Vice President Naseem continues to champion social causes through his role as Chair of the Social Council. His genuine dedication to serving the people and working harmoniously with the President sets him apart from his predecessors. As a result, he is poised to make history as the first Vice President to complete a full five-year term alongside the President.
“My Journey: A Chronicle of Service and Leadership” is not merely a reflection of Vice President Naseem’s life; it is a testament to the transformative power of compassion and genuine service. As the book reaches the hands of eager readers, it is bound to inspire future generations to embrace their responsibilities and positively impact their communities.