Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmad today hosted a reception for 21 award winning freedom fighters of naval forces and their heirs on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day-2016.
The naval chief handed over crests to the award-winning freedom fighters and their heirs formally at Shagorika Hall at Naval Headquarters in city's Banani.
Family members of Bir Shrestha Shaheed Ruhul Amin, five Bir Uttams, seven Bir Bikrams and eight Bir Pratiks joined the reception, an ISPR press release said.
The naval chief exchanged pleasantries' with the guests and thanked them for joining the reception. Senior officials of the naval forces were present.
At the reception, the naval chief recalled the contribution of country's founding Father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives.
He said the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has undertaken different steps for making the naval forces an effective and professional one.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)