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)