International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed in Rangpur

RANGPUR, The International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers2019 was observed through various programmes in a befitting manner in the divisional city today.

This year's slogan of the day was 'Protecting Civilians, Protecting


Rangpur Area Commander and General Officer Commanding of 66 Infantry Division Major General Md. Nazrul Islam, ndu, afwc, psc, inaugurated the observance on Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College ground in the morning.

Under management of Rangpur Area Headquarters of Bangladesh Army, a huge

rally with a colourful band party was brought out on the surrounding areas

from Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College premises.

Members of Bangladeshi peacekeepers, officials and members of Bangladesh

Army, Navy, Air Force, BGB, Police, BNCC, Bangladesh Ansar, students of

different educational institutions and journalists participated in the rally.

Before bringing out of the rally, a oneminute silence was observed in

remembrance of the martyred members of peacekeepers for their supreme

sacrifice while maintaining the world peace and seeking divine blessings for

their departed souls.

Major General Md. Nazrul Islam as the chief guest addressed a prerally

brief discussion paying due honour to the UN peacekeepers who sacrificed

their lives in establishing global peace.

He also mentioned the outstanding contribution of Bangladeshi peacekeepers

to upholding image of the country at international arena and attaining

credibility through highest standard of professionalism, devotion and


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)