President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday called upon the senior military and civil officials to serve the country through promoting values and social justice with a view to setting an example for others, reports UNB.
“The present world is getting more inter-dependent and complex. The pace of innovation, change and progress is rapid. I hope that you will set your goals and principles and let it motivate you to serve your respective country through promoting values and social justice. You would make a huge difference and set examples for others,” he said.
The President said this while the participants of National Defense Course (NDC)-2017 and Armed Forces War Course (AFWC)-2017 made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban on Wednesday afternoon.
National Defense College (NDC) has been imparting quality education and training with state-of-the-art curricula to its graduates since its inception and conducting courses on strategic leadership, national security and national policy making, which grooming the participants of both military and civil officials on state functioning, national policy making, national security and development, the President observed.
“These courses, I believe, are very important tools for the senior officials who will play a pivotal role in formulating and implementing policy to their respective nations. I have been informed that the courses are designed to provide a great experience of learning through intellectual discourse, study tours, in-depth research and interaction. I believe that it would help a lot to attain professionalism which usher in right positions and help them to perform responsibility with more efficiently,” he added.
The foreign policy of Bangladesh is independent and its goal is to attain global peace and harmony, said the President adding that under the auspices of UN, country’s Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Personnel have successfully been projected the principle of mutual respect and cooperation through their engagement in different peacekeeping missions.
Pointing at 27 course members from 13 friendly countries, Abdul Hamid said, “I am sure that the traditional Bangladeshi hospitality has given you a warm touch of love and affection, which is enriched with fraternity and amity. I hope you will be goodwill Ambassadors of Bangladesh after returning your respective countries and positions.”
Commandant of the NDC Lieutenant General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy, secretary concerned to the President and senior military and civil officials were present on the occasion.