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Chief of Army provides national flag to 40 East Bengal Regiment

  • Published at 04:18 pm November 8th, 2018
Chief of Army Staff (CAS) of Bangladesh Army General Aziz displaying the military parade to 40 East Bengal Regiment (Mechanized) on November 8, 2018 ISPR

These flags have been provided to recognize the regiment’s contributions in times of war and peace

Chief of Army Staff (CAS) of Bangladesh Army General Aziz, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, G, has given a national flag to 40 East Bengal Regiment (Mechanized) through a military parade in Chittagong army's East Bengal Regimental Centre.

GOC Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC) Lieutenant General Md Nazimuddin, GOC 24 Infantry Division and Area Commander, Chittagong Area Major General SM Matiur Rahman and Papa Tiger, East Bengal Regimental Center Brigadier General Md Habibul Karim welcomed the chief of army staff on arrival at the parade grounds on Thursday.

The flag has officially been provided for the regiment’s contribution to: competence, dutifulness, military, and national development—as well as for the regiment’s heroic contribution in times of war and peace.

According to a press release, the 40 East Bengal Regiment (Mechanized), "Chiranjib Challish," loosely translated to, “Forever Forty,” which was established on April 30, 1982, has been awarded this rare honor in recognition of 36 years of uninterrupted service and contribution.

Offering his sincere congratulations to "Chiranjib Challish" for achieving the rare honor and glory of getting the national flag, the Chief of Army Staff said: "The flag that you received today is recognition of dedication, hard work and duty; I hope you will make any sacrifice for the sake of protecting its dignity. And hope you will always work hard in keeping the faith of the nation towards you."

Later, the head of the army laid the foundation for the construction of the "Tigers Museum" to preserve the history and heritage of East Bengal Regiment.

Senior army officers, including two former army chiefs, were present at the occasion.