PM asks new army officers to serve country with patriotism

2021-12-12 17:06:20 BdST

2022-01-25 22:16:03 BdST

Published: 2021-12-12 17:06:20 BdST

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the new army officers to serve the country and uphold the spirit of War of Liberation being imbued with patriotism, saying Bangladesh has attained capability to defend its independence and sovereignty.

"We believe in peace as Father of the Nation gave us the foreign policy 'friendship to all, malice to none' and we believe in that foreign policy. But if we are ever attacked by the outside enemies, we have the ability to protect our independence and sovereignty," she said.

The premier was addressing a ceremony as the chief guest at the parade ground of Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA), Bhatiary, Chattogram marking the President Parade-2021 of the passing out cadets of the 81st BMA Long Course, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here.

In this connection, she said, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman inaugurated the Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) in Comilla Cantonment in 1974 with the aim of building a trained, strong and efficient army.

She mentioned that Bangabandhu at the concluding ceremony of first batch's training at the BMA on January 11, 1975 called upon the young military officers to develop them as professionally competent, morally motivated and patriotic.

At the function, Battalion Senior Under Officer of the 81st BMA Long Course Abdullah Al Islam received the "Sword of Honour" as the best all-round cadet while Company junior under officer Imrul Kayes got the "Army Chief Gold Medal" for his best performances.

On behalf of the prime minister, Chief of Army Staff General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed handed over both the "Sword of Honour" to Abdullah Al Islam and the "Army Chief Gold Medal" to Imrul Kayes. Chief of Army Staff General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed Also spoke at the programme.


Dhaka, 12 December (


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