Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has been adorned as the eight ‘Colonel Commandant of the Bangladesh Armoured Corps’ in a military ceremony held at the Shaheed Lt Badiuzzaman parade ground of Armoured Corps Centre and School at Majhira Cantonment in Bogura on Wednesday. Senior commander and senior master warrant officer of Armoured Corps adorned the Chief of Army Staff with the rank badge of ‘Colonel Commandant’ of the Armoured Corps.
Through this ceremony, as the ‘Colonel Commandant’, the Chief of Army Staff took over as the Guardian of the Armoured Corps in accordance with traditional military policy.
A smartly turned out contingent of Armoured Corps gave a Guard of Honour to General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed when he reached the parade square of Majhira Cantonment in Bogura.
After being the colonel commandant, General Shafiuddin gave speech to the members of the corps. Later, the Army Chief visited the Armoured Museum of the Armoured Corps Centre and School and placed wreaths to the ‘Sajoa Chironton’ Samadhi created in memory of the martyrs in 1971.
After the ceremony, the Chief of Army Staff attended the 41st Annual Commanders’ Conference of the Armoured Corps. He made introductory remarks to the commanders and other officers of the Armoured Corps units present at the conference and exchanged views on the development of the Armoured Corps, enhancement of professional skills and activities conducted at home and abroad.
He spoke about the glorious tradition of the Armoured Corps and its contribution to the service of the country and called upon all the members of the Armoured Corps to be always ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century through modern and up-to-date training.
The appointment of the Chief of Army Staff as the ‘Colonel Commandant’ of the Armoured Corps has reaffirmed the commitment to create a new motivation among the members of this corps and to set a unique example of national service in the days to come.