Bangladesh mission in New Delhi observes Armed Forces Day
New Delhi 23 November 2021 :
Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi has observed the Armed Forces Day on Monday (November 22), marking the founding of Army, Navy and Air Force during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
The High Commission hosted a reception in Bangabandhu Hall of its chancery to mark the 50th Armed Forces day by paying homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971.
To celebrate this special day, Union Minister for Defence of India Shri Rajnath Singh was present as chief guest. High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran, Chief of Army Staff- General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Air Staff-Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhury and Chief of Naval Staff- Admiral Karambir Singh were also present as special guests among other dignitaries.
Shri Rajnath Singh in his speech mentioned that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the ray of hope during the war of liberation in 1971. He recalled the recent visit of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to Bangladesh during the celebration of birth centennial of Bangabandhu. He further mentioned that the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and India is now achieved the highest level and it will be strengthen till further.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran also spoke on the occasion.
This year Bangladesh is celebrating the ‘Golden Jubilee’ of its independence and the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangladesh and India is also observing their 50th year of diplomatic relation and defence ties between these two countries.
50th Armed Forces Day observed in Colombo
Colombo 23 November 2021 :
Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo observed the 50th Armed Forces Day of Bangladesh with befitting festivity and grandeur on November 21. Defence Adviser Commodore Shafiul Bari hosted a reception followed by dinner in a local hotel. Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne was present there as the Chief guest. Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General L H S C Silva, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral D N S Ulugetenne and Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal S K Pathirana were also present there.
High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka Tareq Md. Ariful Islam in his speech recalled the significance of the Day and highlighted the contribution of Armed Forces to nation building as well as to maintenance of global peace and security through participation in UN peace keeping operations.
Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka Kamal Gunarantne in his speech recalled the glorious history of Bangladesh Armed Forces and their contribution to the liberation war of Bangladesh and highlighted the existing excellent bilateral cooperation between the two countries particularly between the two-Armed Forces. He praised the remarkable socio-economic achievement of Bangladesh.