International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed in Rangpur


RANGPUR, May 29, 2021 (BSS) – The International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers- 2021 was observed through limited scale programmes in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the divisional city today.

This year’s slogan of observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was ‘The Road to a Lasting Peace: Leveraging the Power of Youth for Peace and Security.’

Rangpur Area Commander and General Officer Commanding of 66 Infantry Division Major General SM Kamrul Hassan inaugurated the observance by releasing balloons on Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College ground in the morning.

Under management of Rangpur Area Headquarters of Bangladesh Army, a colourful rally was brought out on the surrounding areas from Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College premises abiding by the health directives and hygiene rules.

Members of Bangladeshi peacekeepers, officials and members of Bangladesh Army, Navy, Air Force, BGB, Police, Bangladesh Ansar and local administrations participated in the rally.

Before bringing out of the rally, a one-minute silence was observed in remembrance of the 159 martyred members of Bangladeshi peacekeepers so far for their supreme sacrifice while maintaining world peace and sought divine blessings for their departed souls.

Major General Kamrul Hassan as the chief guest addressed a pre-rally brief discussion paying due honour to the UN peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives in establishing global peace.

He mentioned the outstanding contribution of Bangladeshi peacekeepers to upholding the image of the country in the international arena and attaining credibility through the highest standard of professionalism, devotion and bravery.