Dhaka Post Desk
21 November 2023, 02:14 AM
Today 21 November is Armed Forces Day. The day will be celebrated with due dignity and enthusiasm. The program of the day will begin with a special prayer at the mosques of the cantonments, naval bases and installations and air force bases, wishing for the welfare and prosperity of the country and the future progress and progress of the armed forces after Fajr prayers.
On the occasion of the day, the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Sahabuddin and Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages.
The President and the Prime Minister will lay wreaths at Dhaka Cantonment in the morning, paying tribute to the memory of the members of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives in the 1971 War of Independence. After that Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Navy Chief Admiral Mohammad Nazmul Hasan and Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Sheikh Abdul Hannan will lay wreaths on behalf of their respective forces. Later they will pay a courtesy call on the President and the Prime Minister at the Armed Forces Department at Bangabhaban.
On the occasion of the day, the Prime Minister and the Defense Minister will felicitate the heirs of Vir Shrestha and a select number of decorated freedom fighters and their heirs at the Army Multipurpose Complex in Dhaka Cantonment.
The Prime Minister will confer peacetime awards for the year 2022-23 on five Army, three Navy and three Air Force personnel. On behalf of the Prime Minister, there will be a reception at Senakunj in Dhaka Cantonment today at 4 pm.
The Chiefs of the three forces will give similar felicitations to the titled freedom fighters of their respective forces or their successors. Apart from Dhaka, receptions will be held at Barisal, Cox’s Bazar, Bogra, Sylhet, Ghatail, Chittagong, Jessore, Rangpur and Khulna cantonments/bases.
Outside Dhaka, various programs have also been taken up in other army garrisons, naval ships and installations and air force bases in the country. The specially equipped naval vessels in Dhaka, Khulna, Chandpur, Barisal and Chittagong will be open for public viewing from 2 pm to sunset today.