Bangladesh Army’s 17th Infantry Division celebrated the Armed Forces Day with a colorful ceremony including felicitation of the brave freedom fighters.
On this occasion, a colorful program was organized in Sylhet cantonment on Monday afternoon. 205 brave freedom fighters, family members of martyrs, members of parliament, politicians, military-civil officials, media workers and students participated in it.
The program started with the national anthem. General Officer Commanding-GOC, 17 Infantry Division and Area Commander, Sylhet Area Major General Chowdhury Mohammad Azizul Haque Hazari, OSP-Bar, SGP, NDC, PSC, MPhil delivered the chief guest speech.
He paid deep respect to Bangabandhu.
He further said that in addition to performing professional duties, the armed forces are contributing to the overall development of the country through dealing with any disaster at the national level, building infrastructure, serving humanity, suppressing terrorism and militancy, assisting the civil administration and various nation-building activities.
He also pointed out that the members of the armed forces are shining the image of the country in the international arena by performing their duties with devotion in the United Nations peacekeeping operations.
He said that the present government is committed to strengthening the armed forces with modern technology-rich military equipment for modernization, expansion and modernization.
Major General Chowdhury Mohammad Azizul Haque Hazari thanked the brave freedom fighters, family members and guests who attended the ceremony. Staff Reporter