Historical Facts of Ukulhas Island

Mother of Sultan Mohamed Imadhudheen II (Dhiyamigilee Bandaarain) called ‘Kan’baa Aminath Binth Mohamed’ (Ukulhahu Bodu Kan’baafaanu) is known to be from Ukulhas.

Ukulhas won the 1st place on National Cultural Music Competition called ‘Thaarajehun’(Thaara was called a duff). Thaara has a traditional Ray skin drum head with tuning machines installed discretely underneath the drum) at the time of Sultan Shamsuddin.

Ukulhas won the 1st place on National Island Cleaning Competition among the female sector at the time of President Mohamed Ameen.

Ukulhas view from the jetty

Ukulhas view from the jetty

Ukulhas recognizes one of the first islands which established formal schools in the island among all other inhabited islands of Maldives at the time of President Mohamed Ameen. The school was known ‘Reethi Madharusaa’ (Beautiful School)

Ukulhas won the 1st place on National Canoeing Competition (Gaumee Reyhah falijehumuge Mubaaraai) at the time of President Mohamed Ameen. By winning three times on National Fishing Competition in the year 1963, 1964, and 1965, Ukulhas had owned the National Fishing Trophy at the time of President Ibrahim Nasir.

Ukulhas is known to be the 1st electrified Island among all other inhabited islands (except Male’) in Maldives in the year 1982. At that time the electricity was transferred by only a 10 Kw generator. The first time electricity was provided for only 4hrs, from: 6pm to 10pm. Later on it was transformed and made for 6hrs. Likewise it was extended gradually till 24hrs a day. Ukulhas also known to be the 1st electrified island for 24hrs a day (Except Male’) by the immense effort lead by the Ukulhas people.

The first Cable TV center in the Maldives was established in Ukulhas in 1995 with the initiation of Ibrahim Ali (Bahaareege, AA Ukulhas) and Amir Khalid (Reynige, AA Ukulhas). At that time only 12 channels were rebroadcast by the Cable TV Centre to all the residences.

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