International Day of UN Peacekeepers Wednesday

Sun Online Desk

28th May, 2019 04:06:16 printer

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Wednesday

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be observed in Bangladesh on Wednesday like other countries in a befitting manner.

The International Day for UN Peacekeepers is being observed on May 29 every year across the world aiming to underscore the importance of maintaining global peace, pay tribute to those involved in the peacekeeping missions and honor the UN peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives in establishing global peace.

Different programmes have been taken to observe the day, said an ISPR release issued on Tuesday.

In observance of the day, a commemoration ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) of the capital in honor of the relatives of the deceased and injured Bangladeshi peacekeepers, will be held, for paying due respect to the deceased and injured peacekeepers.

Principal staff officer Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman will inaugurate the ceremony as the chief guest.

Honorable President Abdul Hamid is expected to attend the function as the chief guest.

Marking the day, different national dailies will publish special supplements and articles tomorrow highlighting the importance of the day.

Besides, different television channels, including Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar will air special programmes including documentaries and talk shows on different activities of Bangladesh in the UN peacekeeping missions.