Army to play role in public welfare activities, continuation of democracy: PM hopes

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her firm conviction that Bangladesh Army would make important role in public welfare activities side by side continuing country’s democracy and constitutional rule.


“Bangladesh Army acquired love and affection of the countrymen through their services and dutifulness. Their services for welfare of the people would also continue in future,” she said.


The Prime Minister was addressing a colourful parade on the occasion of giving National Standard Award to the Corps of Military Police (CMP) Center and School at Savar Cantonment on Thursday.


Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh Army has emerged as a disciplined and modern force in the world arena and modernization and training for enhancing professional excellence of the force would continue in future.


“Bangladesh Army which is radiant with the spirit of the Liberation War, is a symbol of confidence and pride of the nation.

They are devoted to accomplish any task in need of the nation side by side protecting the country’s independence and sovereignty,” she said.


Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and GOC of Army Training and Doctrine Command Lt. General Aziz Ahmed received the Prime Minister on her arrival at the parade ground. Smartly turned out contingents of the parade gave salute to the Prime Minister. Later She inspected the parade.


Cabinet members, PM’ Security Advisor Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, chief of Bangladesh Navy Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, parliament members, foreign diplomats, senior military and civil officials and serving and retired officials of the CMP were present. The prime minister handed over the National Flag to Senior Warrant Officer Abdul Aziz. On the occasion the Prime Minister also inaugurated newly constructed CMP Centre and School Complex.


The prime minister said her government has attached importance to modernization of the CMP Centre and School. In view of this a complex has been constructed equipped with modern facilities for international standard training and administrative capacity.


Two new Military Police units were constituted while the rank of the MP unit has been elevated to Lieutenant Colonel from Major. The units are being equipped with modern technologies and transports, she said.


Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm conviction that newly constructed CMP complex and use of the modern technologies would help the members of the corps in achieving more successes in imparting training and establishing it as a reputed organization in the world.


Shekh Hasina said the Military Police Corps are working with devotion and sincerity to establish discipline in the army, and since its inception the organization is providing training to the members of the air force, navy, coast guard, BGB, Ansar and department of prison alongside members of the friendly countries.

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