Continue efforts to uphold pride, president to armed forces

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 00:39, Jan 19,2020


President Abdul Hamid on Saturday expressed hope that all members of the armed forces would continue their relentless efforts to uphold their pride through discipline, skills, patriotism and dutifulness.

‘Deep trust in leadership, mutual belief, respect, professional skills and discipline are prerequisites for the development of any force. It is my firm belief that members of armed forces will continue their relentless effort to uphold  their pride staying to the leadership through hard exercise, discipline,  professional skills, dutifulness and patriotism,’ he said.

The president was addressing the reunion of National Defence College of Bangladesh held at Mirpur Cantonment.  

Terming the armed forces as the symbol of pride, he said, members of armed forces were playing a laudable role in nation building, facing the natural disasters and supporting the civil administration apart from maintaining the country’s independence and sovereignty.

Referring to the implementation of Armed Forces Goal -2030 for the modernisation of the armed forces by the government, he said the plan would make the armed forces more modern, skilled and dynamic.  

In the beginning of his speech, the president also recalled Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and also paid his homage to the martyrs and valiant sons of the soil who made sacrifices in the War of Independence.

He expressed his hope that all units of the forces would organise special programme marking the birth centenary celebration of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee celebration of independence.

‘2020 and 2021 are two very important years in our national life. The birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of our independence will be celebrated in a befitting manner in 2020 and 2021 respectively,’ he said.

Ministers, secretaries, senior civil and military officials, former commandants of NDC, faculties and alumnus of the different courses were present during the programme.

Commandant of NDC Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled delivered welcome speech while secretaries concerned to the president were also present during the programme.

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