She said the government wants to utilize merit, knowledge and strength of the youth for the interest of the country
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated that the drives against corruption, drugs and terrorism will continue, in order to protect the society from these menaces.
“We have already announced a zero tolerance policy against drugs, terrorism, militancy and corruption. So, the drive against corruption and the drives against drugs and terrorism will continue,” she said on Sunday.
She made the statement at the graduation ceremony of Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) 2020 at Sheikh Hasina Complex of Mirpur Cantonment, reports UNB.
The prime minister also urged the members of the Armed Forces to pay special attention to these social problems.
Sheikh Hasina said her government wants to utilize merit, knowledge and strength of the youth for the interest of the country.
Talking about the contribution of Bangladesh Armed Forces in the UN peacekeeping missions, she said: “I want to develop them as modern forces so that they can move [forward] keeping pace with other countries, and tackle the situation in the country [they are deployed in].”
The prime minister stated that the Bangladesh Armed Forces have won the hearts of the local people of different countries by rendering humanitarian services there.
Commandant of the College Major General Md Enayet Ullah delivered the welcome speech.
A total of 235 officers, including 125 officers from Army, 34 from Navy and 22 from Air Force, and 54 overseas officers from 21 countries of the world, graduated from the college this year.
The 21 countries from where overseas officers attended the DSCSC 2019-2020 course are China, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, USA and Zambia.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over certificates among the graduated officers at the program, which was attended by senior military and civil officials, and vice-chancellors of several universities.
The Defence Services Command and Staff College is a prime military institution of Bangladesh Armed Forces.
The DSCSC provides professional military education to selected mid-career officers of the three services and prepares them for assumption of increased responsibilities both in command and staff appointment.
A total of 5,253 officers, including five police officers and 1,165 overseas students from 42 friendly countries, have so far graduated from the college.