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28 Bangladesh army personnel awarded for peacetime contributions

Titled freedom fighters and their relatives were honored during the event

Update : 22 Nov 2018, 04:21 PM

Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G, has conferred medals to army personnel.

He also honored 47 freedom fighters and their family members at the event.

The reception was held on the occasion of Armed Forces Day at the Army Multipurpose Complex, in Dhaka Cantonment, on Thursday.

For the first time in Bangladesh’s history, nine army personnel received an “Oshamanno Sheba Padak” and 19 received a “Bishishto Seba Padak” for their peacetime contributions and heroics in 2017-2018.

Relatives of: three Bir Shrestha, three Bir Uttam, 14 Bir Bikram, and 27 Bir Pratik titled freedom fighters attended the ceremony—organized in their honor. 

During the conclusion of the program, Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed exchanged greetings with the army personnel, freedom fighters, and their relatives. 

Former army chiefs and senior army officials were present at the event—among many other guests.

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