Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Armed Forces Day celebrated in Rangpur cantonment

Published 10:58 pm | November 21, 2019

The Armed Forces Day-2019 was celebrated today marking the 48th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Armed Forces comprising of Army, Navy and Air Force at Rangpur cantonment this afternoon. Under management of Rangpur Area of Bangladesh Army, programs were taken to celebrate the day befittingly paying profound respect to the memories of the martyrs, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation, said a press release.

Freedom fighters, Members of Parliament, public representatives, noted personalities, high ranking officials of the Army, Navy and Air Force and civil administrations, professionals, teachers, students and journalists attended the function.

Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam, Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, District Council Chairman Advocate Chhafia Khanom and Deputy Commissioners of all eight districts in Rangpur division were present.

Welcoming invited guests, General Officer Commanding (GOC) and Rangpur Area Commander of Bangladesh Army Major General Md Nazrul Islam with due respect remembered Architect of Independence and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

On behalf of Bangladesh Armed Forces, he paid deep respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyred of the War of Liberation and sought divine blessing for eternal peace of their departed souls.

“The Bangladesh Armed Forces came into being and launched all-out attacks unitedly on the Pakistani occupation forces on November 21 adding a new dynamism and further momentum to the War of Liberation in 1971,” he said.

He said the combined attacks of the heroic Armed Forces on the day accelerated the process of achieving independence and finally snatching away freedom of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971. “So why, November 21 is a specially importance day in the history of the Great War of Liberation of the country,” he added.

He expressed deep gratitude to the freedom fighters, invited guests and members of the Armed Forces of all ranks and thanked them for their presence in the celebration function.

Later, Major General Md Nazrul Islam with high ranking officials of the Army, Navy and Air Force honoured the gallantry award winner and war wounded freedom fighters or their relatives for their unparallel continuations to the War of Liberation.

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