Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday hoped that the members of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) will work for the development of the country maintaining their discipline thoroughly.
"I always want this force [BGB] to maintain its discipline strictly and work for the development of the country," she said.
The prime minister said this while addressing the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Day 2017 at its Pilkhana headquarters in the city.
Sheikh Hasina said the loyalty and trustworthiness among the BGB members are beyond question.
"I believe that the mutual confidence, respect, discipline, humanity and above all mutual sympathy among the officers and members will strengthen the bonding of this force," she said.
The prime minister asked the BGB members to discharge their duties with patriotism, honesty and in a disciplined manner.
She also mentioned that BGB is the "resort of confidence" for the nation when it comes to safeguarding the border, maintaining internal law and order and tackling man-made and social calamities.
She recalled the destructive politics and activities, including arson attacks by the BNP-Jamaat clique, during the last general election, and praised the BGB members for their extraordinary efforts to maintain the law and order situation in the country.
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Describing the various development programs taken by her government for the welfare of the BGB and its members, the PM said the government's support and assistance will continue for the development of this force.
Earlier, on her arrival at BGB headquarters, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Director General of BGB Maj Gen Abul Hossain Ahmed received the prime minister.
An attractive parade was arranged for the occasion at the Bir Uttam Anwar Hossain Parade Ground inside BGB headquarters. The prime minister inspected the parade and took salute.
Cabinet members, PM advisers, parliament members, chiefs of the three armed forces, diplomats and high civil and military officials were present.
The prime minister handed over BGB Medal (BGBM), President Border Guard Medal (PBGM), BGB Medal-Service (BGBMS) and PBGM-Service (PBGMS) to 51 BGB members for their courageous and brilliant contributions to various activities of the BGB.