The President Parade of 78 BAFA (Bangladesh Air Force Academy) Course of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held at Jashore, BAF Academy parade ground on Monday.
Chief of Air Staff of Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria attended the ceremony as the chief guest. He reviewed the smartly turned-out parade, took salute at the impressive march-past, and handed over trophy, certificates and flying badges among cadets.Officer Cadet Mirza Hammad Bin Shihab was presented with the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ for his best all-round performance in No. 78 BAFA Course and Officer Cadet Md Sakib Ehsan received ‘Birsrestha Matiur Rahman Trophy’ for his best performance in Flying Training in No. 78 BAFA Course.
Officer Cadet Sumaita Zaman Neha received ‘Chief of Air Staff Trophy’ for his best all-round performance in No. 78 BAFA Course (Ground Branch).
Officer Cadet Mirza Hammad Bin Shihab was presented ‘Commandants Trophy’ for his best performance in General Service Training in No. 78 BAFA Course. Number-2 Squadron was adjudged the Champion Squadron and was accorded Academy Colour. The chief guest began his speech showing his deep respect to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He said that history bears the signature of the friendship between Bangladesh and India. ‘Kilo Flight’ was born on 28 September 1971 on Indian soil and today it has become a modern three-dimensional Air Force.
After that, he paid homage to heroic freedom fighters in the glorious independence war of Bangladesh.
He highly appreciated the contribution of the BAF to maintaining world peace.