PM asks army to be always prepared to protect constitution, sovereignty
Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
 Yesterday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged Bangladesh Army to be ready to face any kind of threat from home and abroad for protecting country’s constitution and sovereignty, reports UNB.  “For protecting the sacred constitution and sovereignty of the motherland, you have to be ready to face any threat from inside and outside, keeping the unity intact,” she said.  The premier said that they want peace and friendship rather not enmity and war, referring to the foreign policy adopted by the Father of the Nation, “Friendship to all malice to none” in this regard, reports BSS.  “We want to forward towards prosperity following the path of peace. We want to make Bangladesh a developed country both in economically and socially maintaining friendship to all,” she continued.
The Prime Minister said this while delivering her speech at a programme raising flags of eight units and organisations of Bangladesh Army.
She joined the programme — which took place at Sheikh Hasina Cantonment, Lebukhali in Patuakhali — virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban.
She said that Bangladesh Army is the symbol of confidence and trust and they have to step forward through gaining the trust of the people.
She mentioned that as members of the army, the first need for army personnel is professionalism and training.
The Prime Minister hoped that members of the army will sincerely discharge their responsibilities maintaining the key driving forces including confidence in upper leadership, mutual trust, compassion, brotherhood, dutifulness, responsibility and above all, discipline.
Reiterating the foreign policy of the country, which was introduced by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, “Friendship to all, malice to none”, she said that Bangladesh does not want war with anyone, rather it wants friendship with all.
“With these friendly relations, we want to develop Bangladesh socioeconomically,” she said.