• Monday, Aug 10, 2020
  • Last Update : 08:29 am

‘Remain vigil to protect constitution, sovereignty’

  • Published at 04:21 pm February 8th, 2018
‘Remain vigil to protect constitution, sovereignty’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the members of Bangladesh Army to remain vigil to protect the country's constitution and sovereignty, defying any internal and external threats. "You'll have to remain always ready to face any internal or external threats for protecting the constitution and sovereignty of the country," she said. The prime minister, also the minister of defence, came up with the directives while addressing the inaugural program of the newly-constructed cantonment at Lebukhali in the district. Sheikh Hasina also said the army will have to contribute more to people's welfare activities in the future alongside maintaining the country's democratic and constitutional trend. "The army will have to keep up the trend of democracy and constitution and make greater contributions to public welfare-oriented activities," she said. [caption id="attachment_245641" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The entrance of the newly-constructed cantonment at Lebukhali in Patuakhali | Focus Bangla[/caption] Expressing satisfaction over the establishment of an environment-friendly and modern cantonment at Lebukhali, the prime minister expressed firm optimism that members of the newly formed division, brigade and units will work together with courage for the welfare of the country and the nation being imbued with the spirit of Liberation War. She hoped that the 7th Infantry Division will become an exemplary division to follow in terms of professional efficiency and activities of its members and it will be the most beautiful as well as an effective cantonment in Bangladesh. Hasina said the government has taken various steps to develop the patriotic and professional armed forces as the world-class modern forces. Mentioning that the country's southern region has got a new life in terms of socio-economic development following establishment of the cantonment, the premier said it has also created new hopes among people. Hasina said the patriotic Armed Forces members have achieved worldwide acceptance for their efficiency, competence and various public service-oriented activities. She also said Bangladesh is now a 'brand name' in peacekeeping missions of the United Nations, and it is a matter of pride for the country. Highly appreciating the role of Bangladesh Army in rendering services to the forcibly displaced Rohigyas from Myanmar, Hasina said the services of the army personnel are brightening Bangladesh's image in the world. She said the armed forces have shown efficiency in building roads and infrastructures even in remote hill areas and making voter lists and machine readable passports across the country. To modernize the force, she said, sophisticated vehicles, helicopters and arms and ammunition have been inducted into it. She said the living standard of the army members has improved due to the sincere efforts of her government. "Modern arrangements have been made to provide better treatment from the combined military hospitals." At the same function, the prime minister hoisted the national standard of the Adhoc Headquarters 7 Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Libeartion Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Chief Whip of Jatiya Sangsad ASM Feroz, former army chiefs General (retd) Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan and General (retd) MA Mubin raised the national standard of the 11 headquarters and units. Ministers, MPs, the chiefs of three services, diplomats and high civil and military officials were present.
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail