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President Parade of 82nd BMA Long-term Course held

President Parade of 82nd BMA Long-term Course held
Visiting Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General (Pilot) Salem bin Hamad bin Mohammed bin Al-Aqeel Al-Nabit along with officer cadets of the 82nd BMA Long-term Course of Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) poses for a photograph at the President Parade held at Bhatiary BMA Parade Ground in Chattogram on Wednesday. —ISPR PHOTO

The President Parade on the occasion of commissioning the officer cadets of the 82nd BMA Long-term Course of Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) was held through a colourful ceremony at Bhatiari BMA Parade Ground in Chattogram on Wednesday.

Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General (Pilot) Salem bin Hamad bin Mohammed bin Al-Aqeel Al-Nabit reviewed the smartly turned out parade and took salute at the impressive march past as the chief guest at the President’s Parade.

He also distributed the medals and awards among the cadets for their outstanding performance in the academy.

A total of 196 cadets, including 7 Palestinians and 1 Sri Lankan, received commissions through the parade. Among the commissioned officers 180 were male and 16 were female.

Battalion Senior Under Officer Md Tanvir Rahim was adjusted the best all round cadet in the 82nd BMA long course and was awarded coveted ‘Sword of Honour’. At the same time, he received the ‘Chief of Army Staff’s (CAS) Gold Medal’ for his outstanding performance in the military subjects.

Addressing the occasion, the Qatar Armed Forces chief said “Under the appropriate leadership and far-reaching guidance of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, today Bangladesh is a role model of development and ideology. Side by side, Bangladesh Armed Forces enjoys the pride and glory of being the topmost troops contributing country to the UN Peacekeeping Operations.”

 “As the junior most member of this force you must take pride out of this glory earned by your predecessors,” he added.

He urged upon the junior officers to be professionally sound and imbibed with moral and patriotic values. Inspired by Bangabandhu’s time-winning and far-sighted directions, Bangladesh Army today is making significant contributions across the borders with efficiency.

Bangladesh Army has become the symbol of confidence to the people of Bangladesh by standing beside them under any adverse situation caused by natural disasters, he added.

He said the Bangladesh-Qatar relation has witnessed visible progress in recent years through regular bilateral visits, increase of manpower exports and substantive engagements.

The cadets formally took oath and were later adorned with the rank badges by their respective parents and guardians.

At the beginning of the programme, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army Training and Doctrine Command, Commandant of BMA, GOC of 24 Infantry Division and Chattogram Area Commander received the chief guest on his arrival at the BMA Parade Ground.

The event was witnessed by high civil and military officials and parents and guardians of the newly commissioned officers.