Bangladesh High Commission in India observed Armed Forces Day
22 November 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh High Commission to India observed the 44th Armed Forces Day marking the founding of Army, the Navy and the Air Force during the War of Liberation in 1971.
The day was observed by various programs here yesterday. In the evening Bangladesh High Commission arranged a reception party. Former Indian army officers who fought for Bangladesh liberation war in 1971, diplomats, intellectuals, and journalists were present.
Speaking On the occasion Syed Muazzem Ali, High Commissioner of Bangladesh said, as we celebrate our Armed Forces today, we remember, with gratitude and appreciation the support and cooperation that we had received from the government and people of India at the critical hours of our nation.
He paid homage to the memory of those valiant Indian and Bangladeshi soldiers who had laid down their lives for the independence of Bangladesh.
The High Commissioner Said, the emotional bond of 1971 remains the guiding force as the two countries venture to consolidate bilateral co- operation based on mutual benefit, equality and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Syed Muazzem also said that the ties however got a major boost when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Government came to power in January 2009. Since then, she has been making sustained efforts to strengthen peace and security climate in the two countries by resolving long outstanding issues.
He said, yesterday we were comrades-in-arms; today we are partners in our drives for peace, security and development in our region and beyond.
Syed Muazzem observed, Bangladesh is a success story today and it is fourth largest rice producing country, a top foreign remittance receiving country, as well as one of the first countries to successfully meet their millennium development goals, and have achieved highly satisfactory social indicators.
Defence Adviser Brigadier Abdul Hamid also spoke on the occasion.