Republic Day awardees

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 18:45

A former finance minister, a media consultant, women's activist, athletes, singers and doctors are among the 50 recipients of national awards on this Republic Day.

 This country's highest award, the order of the republic will be bestowed upon former Minister Wendell Mottley while the award for gallantry goes to teenager Sariah Estrada.

One recipient of the hummingbird medal, gold, tells us what its like to be honoured.

Reporter Urvashi Tewarie-Roopnarine has more.