DOT Desk: Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed has awarded regimental colour to four units of Bangladesh Army in Jashore Cantonment yesterday. The 16th and 17th Engineer Construction Battalion and 10th and 11th Signal Battalion of Bangladesh Army participated in Tuesday’s colour parade and received the regimental flag from the chief guest,reports Daily Sun. Major General Md Nurul Anwar, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 55 Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army, welcomed the Chief of Army Staff when he reached at the STC&S Parade Ground in Jashore Cantonment.
Then, a smart contingent led by Parade Commander Lt Col Md Sahabuddin paraded and saluted the Chief of Army Staff.
The regimental colour is awarded to a unit or regiment in recognition of its heroic contribution to the great War of Independence, relentless efforts to establish peace in the Chattogram Hill Tracts, important contribution to the formation of the country and nation and success in various training and operational activities.
At the beginning of his speech, the Chief of Army Staff paid deep homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the greatest Bengali nation of all time.
At the same time, he paid his deep respects to all the heroic freedom fighters, including the seven great heroes of the liberation war, in return for their sacrifices, much-desired freedom has been achieved.
He said that due to the dedicated efforts of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Army today stands tall as a modern, up-to-date and vigilant force.
He expressed his sincere gratitude to the Prime Minister for this groundbreaking initiative.