September 2, 2011
what is Rukkuri?
Rukkuri in Maldvian language means the tip of the growing coconut tree. The coconut tree is our ever present national symbol. This metaphor is thus very expressive in our local context and gives deep meaning to the idea of continued growth and sensible development to the multitude of communities in our many dispersed islands. Rukkuri refers to the essence of growth in Maldivian parlance so to say. It signifies freshness, renewal, regeneation, and continuity. Thus, this blog takes inspiration from this metaphor, to promote the idea of social reform and renewal. Together with ENDEVOR's tag line " to each one a voice", rukkuri seeks to link with the essence of democratic thinking -- the plurality of voice; that which will make our social, economic and health decisions ever richer because we have the inclusiveness of many viewpoints. May Allah Bless us all!