President M Abdul Hamid today asked the graduates of National Defence Course (NDC) and Armed Forces War Course (AFWC) to create their own identity at national and international level by making significant contributions to their respective fields. “I hope the graduates of this prestigious course would be able to make significant contributions to their respective fields,” Hamid said. Read more: 3 services chiefs call on President Hamid Hamid said this while the graduates of the NDC and AFW course-2022 paid a courtesy call on him at Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban in the afternoon. Mentioning Bangladesh as a fast growing emerging economy in this region, President Hamid said Bangladesh achieved success in attaining high GDP growth over the years despite multiple hurdles and also achieved tremendous success in the socio-economic development under able and prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina being inspired by the spirit of the Liberation War of Bangladesh and the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangladesh is now marching on the highway of development as the government has taken up specific and integrated programmes to accomplish its goals in order to be an active partner in the world economic community, he also said. Congratulating all course members for their successful completion of the courses here, the President said, “You gathered valuable professional knowledge during your stay at NDC and you have added a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience from here.” Saying ‘Bangladesh believes in peace and tranquility,’ Hamid said, adding, “ I am proud to say that our armed forces and law enforcement personnel have been playing a very significant role in upholding world peace and harmony by projecting mutual respect and professional excellence.” Read more: Armed Forces Day: President pays tributes to martyrs Noting that the present world is making great leaps in terms of innovation, change and progress, the president reiterated that Bangladesh would relentlessly pursue its vision of establishing and maintaining friendly relations with all countries of the world as envisioned in the foreign policy of the Father of the Nation. The issue of national security has become equally important along with national development. The President, also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said it is important for the officials engaged in state administration and national security to impart and apply knowledge of economic emancipation, national development and national security simultaneously.” The president also said it is the expectation that a sense of empathy and appreciation for Bangladesh has also grown in the hearts of the graduates during the stay here would help the participants to act as our goodwill ambassadors at their respective positions. Some 32 participants of 17 countries from some countries of Asia, Africa and Europe took part in the courses, which is aimed to prepare selected senior officers of the armed forces, the civil services and the allied countries for taking higher responsibility in the direction and management of national security and development Commandant of National Defence College Lt General Akbar Hossain, senior civil and military officials, and secretaries concerned to the Bangabhaban, among others, were present on the occasion.
Chiefs of the three services on Monday paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on the occasion of Armed Forces Day. Chief of Army Staff General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan met the President at 7:30 pm, President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin briefed the reporters. Read: Armed Forces Day: President pays tributes to martyrs He said the Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force briefed the President about various activities of their respective forces during the meeting. President Hamid said that the members of the armed forces have brought honour to the country through their activities at the national and international levels. President hoped that the members of the armed forces will be able to contribute more to the development of the country in the future by increasing their professional skills.
President Abdul Hamid on Monday paid tribute to the martyred members of Armed Forces on the occasion of Armed Forces Day-2022. He placed a wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) at Dhaka Cantonment this morning. Read more: Armed Forces Day: PM pays tribute at Shikha Anirban Hamid, also the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, stood in solemn silence for some time to show profound respect to the memories of the martyrs members of armed forces, who made supreme sacrifices during the Liberation War.